It's not Mac-specific - http://stereopsis.com/flux/
A shame, because it works great on my PC and Mac, and when I wake up the Linux PC to do server work at night it feels like my eyes are burning.
"why are your colours so messed up?"
"no, it's supposed to be this way at night. Check this out" disable f.lux; the bright flash starts burning our retinas
*for non color-critical work
I only wish something similar was possible on my iPad…
I bought them because I had forgotten about flux and I also tend to use my iPhone late at night. I had no idea how much blue light affected my sleep patterns until I started wearing these while I was winding down for the night.
has this been addressed in iPad 2?
However, I'm guessing you're not using one of those apps, because they also have custom full-range brightness controls. The standard control starts at bright and just gets brighter.
Check out the full story here:
However, what I found was that when I come home late at night and want to work on something, I'm planning to stay up a while. I don't want my screen to go low-contrast and dim, I want to stay up and work! When I'm working late, I expect my computer to stay up with me. It felt like my computer was getting sleepy before I did. Eventually, I removed it.
Neat idea, just didn't fit my use case.
And more than one person has thought they were hallucinating when they saw my screen change temperature, timed to the sunset outside. Extra bonus awesomeness.
This is more of an issue with the MBA but just wanted to let people know in case they were having similar eye issues.
I found that 6 squares below full brightness is OK for me, but I still get eye pain sometimes. I'm now going to try changing the color profile.
For example, you can't set the specific time when you want it to start kicking into effect. When it geolocates itself, it hits full effect by 7pm, which is too early for my schedule (I'm staying with a roommate and optimally want to have it kick in around 9 or 10pm so we can both sleep around the same time).
Additionally, the Mac version only has 4 settings for the color temperature (Tungsten, Halogen, Fluorescent, and Daylight), while the Windows version allows you to manually set the exact temperature you want to set as the "maximum."
Thanks for your work. I hope you'll consider my request.
In addition to restoring a monochrome option, you should also allow users to turn off the menubar icon entirely, and simply rely on the System Preference pane for access on the (very rare) occasions when it's needed.
Thanks for your consideration.
Having the ability to fine tune it like this is really nice.
When I first downloaded F.lux I thought the same thing. Here's the next obvious buy.
That they haven't offered you a fat wad of cash to buy your improvement to the iDevices as something you live with in your home suggests to me that Apple is in the process of dropping the ball, when it comes to ergonomics and HI.
This should be baked into Lion. It just should. Thanks.
I ask because on Mac OS X 10.7, I'm getting a wildly different, annoyingly-color, icon:
Whereas on the same machine, with the same version, under 10.6, I get:
*disclaimer, I'm the author of the gui
The windows program was great for years (f.lux) though until I did the above.
Open source: http://code.google.com/p/blacktree-nocturne/
I'll give Flux a try however when I absolutely need to power on my laptop before trying to go to sleep.
That said, I reinstalled my system about 4 months ago and never realized that I had neglected to install F.lux until I saw this post.
Edit: apologies to anyone who read the unedited version of my post. The iPhone keyboard and detection algo is...imprecise.