Take it easy on your eyes homies

happle

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http://stereopsis.com/flux/

i found this a while back and i really love it. i use the preset 'fluorescent' which only changes the screen to a warm mild tone. but basically the app knows your time zone and changes the screen hue slightly, which is easier on the eyes for long hours of use. also the normal hue of the screen has some of the same type of light as the sun, which keeps you awake, but this program takes that away so your computer wont keep you awake. good for me because sometimes i used to lay in bed on my laptop not being able to sleep for hours.

just read the app page and give yourself a chance to get used to it.
 

matt94gt

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http://stereopsis.com/flux/

i found this a while back and i really love it. i use the preset 'fluorescent' which only changes the screen to a warm mild tone. but basically the app knows your time zone and changes the screen hue slightly, which is easier on the eyes for long hours of use. also the normal hue of the screen has some of the same type of light as the sun, which keeps you awake, but this program takes that away so your computer wont keep you awake. good for me because sometimes i used to lay in bed on my laptop not being able to sleep for hours.

just read the app page and give yourself a chance to get used to it.

Been using this for about 8 months, love it, it works really well after a week you dont notice it, until you turn it off...then you realize how nice it really is.
 

happle

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Been using this for about 8 months, love it, it works really well after a week you dont notice it, until you turn it off...then you realize how nice it really is.
yup exactly. after a week or so i didnt even notice it and i really love it. so much easier on the eyes. i believe it helps with headaches too. and i love how you can set it to gradually fade into the warmer tint as the sun sets, so its not a sudden change if your using the computer at the time.
 

GuitarG20

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i always use this when I am working with my computer in the dark... keeps me from getting eyestrain and helps my eyes adjust to the dark faster for when i do finally go to bed.
 

EtherealMAC

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Just downloaded it, will try it for a week or two to see how I feel with it.

However I have aquestion:

Wouldn't this app conflict with Apple's already built in auto dimming of the screen brightness? Should I disable Apple's auto dim? Or will Flux override it?
 

ender land

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This seems frickin awesome.

I was typing in a car yesterday at night and man was it rough. I ultimately inverted all my screen colors which seemed to work ok though.
 

wordoflife

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Well I downloaded it. But shouldn't it really depend on the ambient lighting?

I think my eyes started to hurt when I put this. *edit* it hurts more when I turn it off :eek: ... something is happening lol
 
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happle

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Just downloaded it, will try it for a week or two to see how I feel with it.

However I have aquestion:

Wouldn't this app conflict with Apple's already built in auto dimming of the screen brightness? Should I disable Apple's auto dim? Or will Flux override it?
i dont notice any built in dim feature on my mac ^_^

This seems frickin awesome.

I was typing in a car yesterday at night and man was it rough. I ultimately inverted all my screen colors which seemed to work ok though.
yeah man, its really nice, especially when you get used to it. like i said i use the mildest setting...florescent.

Well I downloaded it. But shouldn't it really depend on the ambient lighting?

I think my eyes started to hurt when I put this.
thats not the point...and thats weird it helps my eyes.
 

happle

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Try turning your brightness all the way up and than cover your isight camera with your hand.
either way it still doesnt change the tone. i can easily dim my screen by hand but that doesnt change the type of light it gives off.
 

happle

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very nice, you get used to the milder lighting within a few minutes...apple should make it part of its OS
yeah i use the mildest setting and have it gradually transition to it over the period of like 30 mins or an hour so you dont even notice it change.

Silently dl-ed this the other day. Can't go back. This is so tame. Kudos.
yeah me either, i absolutely love it.
 

happle

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I didn't say it would change the tone? Im just saying it dims the light.
i know. my point is its irrelevant. this app has nothing to do with dimming the light. i was just simply saying i could give a **** about apples auto dimmer. i didnt even notice it and i can dim my own screen where i like it.
 

GuitarG20

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Just downloaded it, will try it for a week or two to see how I feel with it.

However I have aquestion:

Wouldn't this app conflict with Apple's already built in auto dimming of the screen brightness? Should I disable Apple's auto dim? Or will Flux override it?
Dimming and color tone are two completely different things. This will not override your built in dimming of the LCD, however, it will override your color profile in order to warm up the LCD colors (which is what makes it so beneficial)
 

miker2209

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i probably wouldnt use it while watching a movie but its easy to turn off. all you do is go to the top bar and set it to daylight
Thanks, i just tried it and i must say i can see how it really helps at night :D Thanks for sharing man.
 
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