We're all in favor of more laptop use by candlelight. Well, Lorna and I are up late a lot using our computers, and we noticed that the monitors looked awful after dark. So a few months ago, we began our mission to fix that.
Your monitor looks like daylight (6500K). This is just fine during the day, but it looks pretty bad at night.
F.lux fixes this. Tell it where you are, and it makes everything better.
F.lux defaults to match halogen lights at night (3400K). Our alpha testers tell us that shutting this off feels like a "punch in the face", so be careful out there.
It works on PC and Mac. You won't notice anything until after dark.
hey, mike, it's john fu. hope you're doing well. tip for non-US users looking for their latitude -- you can google "[cityname] latitude" and google will give it to you right away.ReplyDelete
how come there's no "incandescent" setting?ReplyDelete
It's actually pretty extreme, but I can add it to the mac version if people want to try it. Windows...doesn't allow it (because the blue component dips below 0.5!)ReplyDelete
congrats on the launch...love it!ReplyDelete
john--I couldn't get consistent results with google, but wikipedia works! Linked from the flux page now.ReplyDelete
i'd give incandescent a shot if you add it (using it on the mac).ReplyDelete
quick bug: when i bring up Flux preferences, the dialog comes up behind my firefox window.
It's already been in the build for two days! :)ReplyDelete
You made Lifehacker...congrats. http://lifehacker.com/5158832/flux-changes-your-screen-brightness-by-time-of-dayReplyDelete