Take it easy on your eyes homies

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by happle, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. happle macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  2. matt94gt macrumors member

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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.
     
  3. happle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  4. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  5. EtherealMAC macrumors member

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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?
     
  6. ender land macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  7. wordoflife, Nov 26, 2011
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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
     
  8. happle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i dont notice any built in dim feature on my mac ^_^

    yeah man, its really nice, especially when you get used to it. like i said i use the mildest setting...florescent.

    thats not the point...and thats weird it helps my eyes.
     
  9. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

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    Try turning your brightness all the way up and than cover your isight camera with your hand.
     
  10. happle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  11. tootall macrumors regular

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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
     
  12. visim91 macrumors 6502

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    Silently dl-ed this the other day. Can't go back. This is so tame. Kudos.
     
  13. happle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    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.

    yeah me either, i absolutely love it.
     
  14. Blondie :) macrumors 6502a

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    Seems like this is going to be a really nice app. Thanks for the heads up!
     
  15. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

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    I didn't say it would change the tone? Im just saying it dims the light.
     
  16. TSE macrumors 68030

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    Have used this the past couple nights.

    Excellent app. I highly recommend it.
     
  17. happle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  18. Gillespie81 macrumors regular

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    just downloaded it. ill give it some time and see how it does.
     
  19. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    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)
     
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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
     
  22. miker2209 macrumors regular

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    Thanks, i just tried it and i must say i can see how it really helps at night :D Thanks for sharing man.
     
  23. happle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    no prob :cool: enjoy
     
  24. miker2209 macrumors regular

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    Oh! and i found it actually increase my battery usage :rolleyes:
     
  25. happle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    howd u find that? i dont notice much change.
     

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