F.lux alternatives

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  1. Soulweave

    Soulweave Moderator
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    Being a F.lux user for quite some time, decided to finally search for some easier tools.

    My only grip with F.lux is having to manually launch it at night.

    So I came across these two apps.

    Lightbulb

    SunsetScreen

    Both are good, but I personally prefer Lightbulb.

    Enjoy.
     
  2. Oxygen

    Oxygen Level 42

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    Have been using CareUEyes ever since F.lux came out with the newest update (which I have some problems with) and I actually like the simplicity of CareUEyes.
     
  3. TairikuOkami

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    #3 TairikuOkami, Dec 30, 2017
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    Nice. I am gonna check out all of those. I use f.lux, but I hate it, because 90% of outbound requests are made by it.
    It is bad especially on mom's computer, it keeps notifying about the new version, eventhough updating is disabled.

    EDIT: So, CareUEyes does not change the light based on the time, SunsetScreen does have a fullscreen mode, thus far LightBulb seems like the winner.

    EDIT 2: LightBulb is too heavy, it takes 1% CPU nonstop compared to 0-0,03% by f.lux, so back to that one again. :(
     
  4. toto

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    Since you use Windows 10, I think that the built in blue light filter on windows 10 (Night Light) would be a good solution without the need of third party software. And, you can set it to turn on automatically at a certain time.
     
  5. Trickster

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    +1 for that. I am using nightlight for some time now and it is a nice built in windows 10 feature , that works flawless ;)
     
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  6. TairikuOkami

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    Windows Night Light does not let you to customize it properly and it does not change according to the real sunrise/sunset time, you have to do it manually all the time.
     
  7. Danielx64

    Danielx64 Level 8

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    On my computer it starts when I turns the computer on and I also set it to when I want it to go on and when I don't

    I just block it at the firewall, job done.
     
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  8. Deletedmessiah

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    I do the same. (y)
     
  9. DeepWeb

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    It depends on your computer. In Fall Creators Update, Night Light is finally working and you can change the temperature. That's all I need although I would prefer to also change the time it takes to transition. But before that, I used SunsetScreen. Easily the best, uses far less RAM and a massive amount of customization options.
     
  10. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Level 8
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    Yes, but you can only guess the value, I was trying to find the perfect one for months, I am currently settled at 4200/5000. Windows would not tell me that.
     
  11. Prorootect

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  12. Duotone

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    Add your location and F.Lux would turn on automatically.
     
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