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Ever get eye-strain from the computer screen? Try f.lux!

Posted by Yamato, 14 July 2012 · 221 views

I happened to stumble upon this neat little program called f.lux.

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I can't deny that I'm on my laptop more than I should be, especially at night. Whether its browsing CAG, messing with Steam, or catching up on some current events, my eyes no doubt get strained from the screen brightness. My first action is to turn the brightness down, but eventually I need to turn it back up, and then back down again even later. It is a "vicious and hurtful" cycle, as the late namispep would say. :lol:

I found this program that doesn't quite change the brightness, but the temperature of your screen as night begins to fall. It is a very subtle and light program, and I can't recommend it enough. At first, it made my screen go from the harsh, cold blue light to more of a sunset tone. It was a little weird, but I kept it.

Now every now and then I'll disable it just to see what a huge difference this program makes. I can't believe I went so long without it!

I won't link it because I don't want this to seem like an advertisement, but if you throw "f.lux" into a search engine, you'll find it easily.

I thought this might help others eliminate eye strain. Especially those who are trying to keep up with the Steam Deal Thread right now.

Try it out for a while, then check the disable box and see what a difference it makes.




I happened to stumble upon this neat little program called f.lux.

Posted Image

I can't deny that I'm on my laptop more than I should be, especially at night. Whether its browsing CAG, messing with Steam, or catching up on some current events, my eyes no doubt get strained from the screen brightness. My first action is to turn the brightness down, but eventually I need to turn it back up, and then back down again even later. It is a "vicious and hurtful" cycle, as the late namispep would say. :lol:

I found this program that doesn't quite change the brightness, but the temperature of your screen as night begins to fall. It is a very subtle and light program, and I can't recommend it enough. At first, it made my screen go from the harsh, cold blue light to more of a sunset tone. It was a little weird, but I kept it.

Now every now and then I'll disable it just to see what a huge difference this program makes. I can't believe I went so long without it!

I won't link it because I don't want this to seem like an advertisement, but if you throw "f.lux" into a search engine, you'll find it easily.

I thought this might help others eliminate eye strain. Especially those who are trying to keep up with the Steam Deal Thread right now.

Try it out for a while, then check the disable box and see what a difference it makes.
Prolonged use can actually have adverse effects on your eyes. (This is me speaking from experience.)
The best solution is to either turn on a light or take a 20 minute break from your computer every now and then.
Don't worry, I take breaks. I have to, I don't see how others can't. Also, f.lux is designed to work with different types of light, such as tungsten, if you wish to set it that way. It helps in darkness, too, but I'm with you - if you can turn on a light, that is best.
I'm going to give it a go. I'm in front of the computer at least 15 hrs a day
Downloaded it and it's pretty cool
I've been using it for a couple of years. It's an awesome program.
Thanks. I'll give it a try. Been looking for something like this.