Discussion Have you tried f.lux?

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  1. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    An application that changes the color of your screen according to the time of day outside. It transitions between cool blue shade to a warm yellow.

    Essentially, it has been proven that blue light blocks the creation of certain chemicals in our body, that induce sleep or a sleepy feeling.

    Working nights, what f.lux does is reduces the blue component of the light being emitted from our LCD screens to our eyes.

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    You simply enter your location, the type of lighting your room has, and it tweaks the display accordingly.

    You can disable it instantly, if needed for doing color sensitive work. I have now installed it on all the PCs in the house. It's a shame this does not come for iOS (Apple does not allow access to the API) else this would make browsing and surfing great on the iPad/iPhone.



    Do try it, if you are not already doing so. Get it here - f.lux: software to make your life better

    It reduces the glare so much, that My eyes start to hurt when I disable it.

    If you are a user, do share your experience/feedback.
     
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  2. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    I do use it on all my machines, but have to turn it off when I do color critical work, like graphic designing and photo correction.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Though f.lux could be installed on Jailbroken iPhones, Apple have finally heeded and introduced NightShift in iOS 9.3. It works on the same principle (location and time of day) .

    The good bit probably would be that you don't need an additional application on your phone, since it comes built in. MiUi also has a reading mode, that filters out blue light from the display.

    What I like is, that they have provided a toggle to enable/disable this right from the homescreen (Xiaomi).
     

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