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#1 Tubbz

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:35 PM

Download this now and use it for 1 week
In a weeks time one evening turn if off, I bet you you turn it back on straight away and keep it on for ever.
This drastically helps sleeping patterns and eye strain.
http://justgetflux.c.../pages/welcome/

 

I've just done a week, I'm actually sleeping better :) 



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:46 PM

It's messing with my gaming colours



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:56 PM

It's messing with my gaming colours

It's not really for use while gaming, it's more for if you're browsing for long periods, it acclimatises your eyes better. It colour matches the room around you. 



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 03:01 PM

Can't access the site but if it's to reduce eye strain, there's a tool on Linux called redshift which does the same thing. I've never used such a tool but I have friends who like it.



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 03:26 PM

i'm gonna give this a try. can't wait for tonight to see the colour changing. :p



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 03:39 PM

Yeah I use f.lux on basically anything I can with a screen, however I've reduced the warmth to what I feel helps and at the same time keeps from eye strain. So far over the years, since 2007 or 2008 I think, I used it on my iPod I think. All the way using it on my Android Phones, my PC's and iPad and iPhone currently. I do turn it off quite often when designing sometimes. But yeah, I've found while on the computer at night I feel tired at a more realistic time than it being the usual 3 am. Not that I have a very good sleeping pattern since I finish work at midnight every night during the week. But for weekends, it definitely helps.



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 04:47 PM

Yeah I use f.lux on basically anything I can with a screen, however I've reduced the warmth to what I feel helps and at the same time keeps from eye strain. So far over the years, since 2007 or 2008 I think, I used it on my iPod I think. All the way using it on my Android Phones, my PC's and iPad and iPhone currently. I do turn it off quite often when designing sometimes. But yeah, I've found while on the computer at night I feel tired at a more realistic time than it being the usual 3 am. Not that I have a very good sleeping pattern since I finish work at midnight every night during the week. But for weekends, it definitely helps.

 

This reassures me. I've not noticed my sleep pattern change but I definitely sleep better. I'm hoping it'll help as I use it more. 



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 03:52 AM

I installed this a few months ago and instantly didn't like what it did to the colours of my screen so uninstalled it almost immediately.

 

I installed it again just before the weekend and decided to give it a proper try based your recommendation (and @Kat, who raves about it) and I have to say I was entirely mistaken the first time round. 

I used to just lessen the brightness on my Macbook when I wanted to go to sleep, or it got later at night, but the way that this works really has helped with eye strain thus far. I'm impressed.



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 03:59 AM

I installed it a while back and have been using it ever since. I can't say it has drastically affected me being able to fall asleep straight from the computer late at night, though. Maybe I should disable it for a couple of days to compare.



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 06:49 PM

I installed this a few months ago and instantly didn't like what it did to the colours of my screen so uninstalled it almost immediately.

 

I installed it again just before the weekend and decided to give it a proper try based your recommendation (and @Kat, who raves about it) and I have to say I was entirely mistaken the first time round. 

I used to just lessen the brightness on my Macbook when I wanted to go to sleep, or it got later at night, but the way that this works really has helped with eye strain thus far. I'm impressed.

 

How are you finding it? 

Has it been any better this time around? 

 

I installed it a while back and have been using it ever since. I can't say it has drastically affected me being able to fall asleep straight from the computer late at night, though. Maybe I should disable it for a couple of days to compare.

 

If you're using your laptop in bed, and then going to sleep, it's not going to make a huge amount of difference I don't think.

However, if you're going from computer, to bathroom to brush teeth etc, then bed, I find it's a lot easier. 

 

i'm gonna give this a try. can't wait for tonight to see the colour changing. :p

 

Has it done anything besides being pretty colours for you? 




Anyone else tried it? 



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 06:53 PM

Somehow I missed this thread. I'm downloading it now.



#12 Tubbz

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 06:57 PM

Somehow I missed this thread. I'm downloading it now.

 

I think it went up during quite a busy time. It didn't last on the new topics for very long. 



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 07:01 PM

I just installed it, gonna give it a try and see how I like it.



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 07:13 PM

I just installed it, gonna give it a try and see how I like it.

 

Let me know how you get on, it's been a godsend for me :)



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 07:23 PM

Downloaded and running now, will see how it goes :) Thanks @Tubbz!



#16 Tubbz

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 07:30 PM

Downloaded and running now, will see how it goes :) Thanks @Tubbz!

 

No worries, just wanted to share something with everyone I've found helped a lot. 



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 07:33 PM

so far so good, I normally turn down the brightness on my monitor, but I like the subtle color changes that this does instead. I'm gonna install it at work tomorrow too :D



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 07:40 PM

I've used f.lux for quite a while now.  It really seems to reduce eye strain for me and I like how it just does it automatically.  It also tells me when sunset is Hahaha



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 07:45 PM

so far so good, I normally turn down the brightness on my monitor, but I like the subtle color changes that this does instead. I'm gonna install it at work tomorrow too :D

 

The more gradual change is nice as well. 

Make sure you choose the right lighting as well from the menu. (although some are pretty extreme.)



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:28 PM

I used it for a month, and it kept looking too reddish/yellowish. Anything that looked normal was basically the daytime setting, which makes it useless. :(



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Posted 11 March 2014 - 02:27 PM

This is the best. Thank you for sharing this awesome tool. My eyes are much more comfortable now :D

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 02:34 PM

I have this running at work (where I have 4 giant monitors) and i just clicked turn off for one hour to see the difference, holy smokes batman, it was blinding. How have I lived this long without not knowing about this?

 

Thanks @Tubbz !!



#23 Tubbz

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 02:37 PM

I have this running at work (where I have 4 giant monitors) and i just clicked turn off for one hour to see the difference, holy smokes batman, it was blinding. How have I lived this long without not knowing about this?

 

Thanks @Tubbz !!

Glad it's helped you and quite a few other people out. 

If I could figure out how to link it (nicely) to my sig, I totally would :) 



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Posted 22 March 2014 - 10:45 AM

I've been using it for a while and I love it. It's especially great now since I stay up way too late...



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 04:24 PM

I've used flux for a couple of years, and I refuse to update iOS because I would lose jailbreak and flux with it. So much better.

 

 

It's messing with my gaming colours

There is a "disable for a few hours" option, yo. 




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