F.lux is a pretty cool utility and a bit unlike the sort that I normally check out. It won’t cure a virus, nor will it help repair a hard drive crash. What it may do, however, is perhaps a bit more important: It might help your eyes.
As the day changes and the suns light transitions, f.lux adjusts the computer displays color. It keeps things bright during the day, but at night the colors get “warmer” and easier on the eyes.
f.lux makes your computer screen look like the room you’re in, all the time. When the sun sets, it makes your computer look like your indoor lights. In the morning, it makes things look like sunlight again.
Tell f.lux what kind of lighting you have, and where you live. Then forget about it. F.lux will do the rest, automatically.
This is my first evening using it and I think I’m going to like it. As it transitioned to the warmer colors I briefly wondered if I was going blind… but as I’ve adapted I have to say this is much easier on my eyes. The screen isn’t as bright and that makes it a lot less jarring from looking around the darkened home office at night.
Supports Windows (XP/Vista/Win7), Mac OS X and there’s even a version for Linux (XFlux for Linux glibc6).
Anyone else tried it? I had never heard of it until today, but saw several mentions on Twitter earlier so installed it this afternoon.
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