There are even LED lights with a "sunset" effect when dimmed, i.e. the light goes from normal white to a more orange light when turned down so it doesn't mess with your melatonin levels.
EDIT: Just for the record and in case anyone didn't hear about it yet: Sitting in front of your PC all night long also messes with your melatonin levels. For that there's f.lux or Redshift.
there is software like f.lux and redshift to adjust the colour temperature of your screen based on the time of day. Subjectively, I find it's somewhat effective at reducing eyestrain, not sure if it's effective at improving sleep or anything though.
F.lux is great, I always install it on my Windows machines. If you're using Linux on the desktop(/laptop) though, Redshift is what you want. http://jonls.dk/redshift/
I actually prefer redshift to F.lux now, I find it does a better job at reducing blue light and making the display easier on the eyes. However, it's experimental on Windows and I haven't tried it.
Nice. On Linux we already had an open source alternative in Redshift, but I've been hard-pressed to find one for other OS's (although Redshift also has a beta Windows version).
For similar reasons I run RedShift to automatically adjust the colour temp and brightness of my monitors. Using one without it is blinding.
I also have Twilight on the phone (and a dark theme).
> In point of fact, Herf has a pending patent application for f.lux, filed in 2008.
That's surprising. Linux has a similar program called redshift and even Cyanogenmod has the feature built in called LiveDisplay
I'm not always on reddit at 3am, but when I am, I use this.
Seriously worth a go. Linux users would do better with redshift IMHO.
Yes, I saw that post. Someone complained about GNOMEs lack of a notification area goes against all other DEs and posted a link to a bugreport on how it affects application developer. Even when his comment started to get in the direction of flaming,at the end, he posted a link to why GNOME did it that way. I spend the last ~30min reading links he posted and it was quite informative.
I understand that his post wasn't directly in context to the original link, but shadowbanning is something even the reddit admins don't think is a good idea against non-bots.
On the other hand he is a new user (19days) and only posted twice - this one included and it got -1 points. Maybe it was an automatic ban?
Nonetheless his post was informative and shouldn't be removed.
I also like the link /u/uncertainquark posted, this addon helps me to get rid off the only application I have that uses the shitty drawer status bar (redshift).
A combo platter of trazodone, melatonin, l-theanine, lemon balm, magnesium, warm milk with a wee bit of molasses and vanilla in it, redshift, and sheer exhaustion from Responsible Grown Up Shit. Oh, and ASMR videos are nice, too.
I'm really only here for the sake of my cats at this point anyway, and in order for them to eat, I need to get enough sleep so I can continue killing myself Working For A Living; and once you attain a certain level of true hopelessness, suddenly everything becomes strangely easy again. All I need to do is stay functional until my cats no longer require my services.
If possible, try to focus on the small things. If one of my cats condescends to sit on my lap and purr for me for a bit, that's about the best I can hope for, so I try to think of it as an achievement for the day.
An alternative for f.lux is redshift: http://jonls.dk/redshift/ See which fits better with your system.
I can confirm that regular breaks helps. Also, avoid contact lenses (or, at least, use a tear supplement with them) and prefer glasses, possibly with blue filters.
Cheers for wanting to help in such a way! :)
As for ideas;
Redshift (an app that reduces blue light to relieve eyestrain and insomnia) doesn't currently have a good GUI control panel for GTK based desktops. The only one available is redshiftgui (mostly written in C), which barely functions due to being incredibly buggy, and has been abandoned for 4 years.
In contrast, KDE has a fantastic Plasmoid add-on which allows fine-grain control over redshift from the taskbar. However, it is only compatible with KDE.
A new Redshift GUI usable with GTK DE's, or even new maintainership of redshiftgui to iron out the bugs, would be greatly appreciated. :D
If your using an NVidia card Iread somewhere about it drawing the cursor separately to the screen, so the software can't change the colour of the cursor.
Have a look at known bugs in this page for a piece of similar software redshift.
If you want OSS, there's also RedShift, and if you're on Linux, note that there's a reddit created gui fork.
I use something called Synapse which allows me to be really lazy. I just go Ctrl+Space and type the folder or application name or command that I want.
I also use Redshift which is just like Flux.
Se usas bastante o computador, especialmente horas antes de ires dormir, experimenta com uma daquelas aplicacoes que reduzem a cor azul do ecra.
Tens o flux para Windows e o Redshift para Ubuntu.
F.lux was something I initially had trouble running when I moved to Linux as well. I ended up using Redshift instead and haven't looked back since. If you're running Plasma 5, this widget is very useful with Redshift.
I know this technically doesn't answer your question, sorry.
One thing as for monitors; have you tried using a 144hz before? Anecdotal, but since i've been using one, i get less eye strain and headaches, could be worth a try. Several people i know find that they get less headaches in general when using 100/120/144hz etc.
Also, maybe try using a screen filter such as redshift, you might find that lessening blue light will stop many headache related issues, especially in low light.
> my eyes hurting by all the white thrown at my face
Take also a look at f.lux or Redshift (I would suggest it more if you are using GNU/Linux and care about software freedom)
The opposite of good is well-meant. At least for deuteroanomalous, all this does is fuck things up.
It is not whatever-anomalous that need catering for, we're not colour-blind in the first place. If you want to make sure your game is suitable for actually colour-blind people, make sure things are distinguishable by shape by luminosity alone. Which you should be doing, anyway, it's not that normal-sighted people can't benefit from good contrast, or everyone's monitor is set to the same colour temperature. Or doesn't change over time, like mine. The only thing you need to add is doing that for all combinations of the three channels separately.
In short, all this "this is how people see things" is false, and misleading. Just make sure your stuff has good contrast and emphasises shape over colour. Colourblind don't get run over at crosswalks because traffic lights have set positions for their signals, not because someone sat there with a bad imitation of their sight.
Not 100% related, but have a look at redshift. From the page:
> Redshift adjusts the color temperature of your screen according to your surroundings. This may help your eyes hurt less if you are working in front of the screen at night. This program is inspired by f.lux (please see this post for the reason why I started this project).
I'm using this, and it really helps when it gets dark outside.
Try get redshift instead, it's much more stable than f.lux.
Do mind that it's a little more technical than f.lux however.
I'm not sure how you can get it for Mint though, if it's not in the repo's you'll have to build it from the source code on their website (http://jonls.dk/redshift/). Just have a look at the readme file included in the archive, it will probably just ask you to run the INSTALL script in a terminal which is also within the archive.
Some nice tips indeed. However I slightly disagree about the brightness of the screen, especially if you aren't doing any graphics stuff. I've been working from home for some years and yeah, I should consider getting a better chair at least.
Regarding to the brightness of the display, if you're going to work on your computer on odd hours, you should at least try redshift or f.lux. It's a pleasure for the eyes, though after having used redshift for some months my eyes bleed when it's not available.
I use a program called Redshift, which gradually adjusts the colour temperature of my screen over the evening from a blueish colour to a reddish one. It's a bit strange at first but you do get used to it and it definitely helps in that regard.
It depends... Light during the day and dark for the evening/nights.
>02:00 AM [...] switch after 5 minutes to a completely white background website
Do yourself a favor and use redshift ;)
I'v been using Redshift for the last few months and really like it. It will gradually adjust your screen brightness and color temperature based on your location. Just give it some time to get used to.
A program that darkens the screen colour according to local time. By default it'll go to 3700K (light yellow) at night like a lamp and is normal in the day. Redshift does a similar thing
It's in fact a bit of both...
Redshift - System wide blue filter with build in timer that follows sun up/down times.
Darkreader - Addon that darkens and add sepia filters for websites.
It would still be better to bump the contrast a bit. Make the text a bit lighter. It's quite hard to read in a well-lit room.
Also, if you don't know about it, f.lux or Redshift are nice for late-night computer use.
Linuxille vastaava softa on Redshift. Toimii myös Windowsilla.
En miekään tiedä onko vaikutuksista mitään tutkimustietoa mutta ei ainakaan sokaistu kun painaa kompuutterin näytön päälle ja edessä on heti vitivalkoinen ikkuna.
Oh. My. God. YOU ARE SO RIGHT! I mean, it's not like I can actually check what the program is doing with it or anything! /s
All sarcasm aside, I keep it on because redshift.
Redshift is a program that adjusts the brightness and colour temperature of your screen according to the position of the Sun. Or you can just tell it to set it like you wish, which I do.
Was gonna say while I use f.lux on Windows, and Lux on my mobiles, redshift is great on my linux running laptop.
Edit: Also an FF equivalent for Chrome plug is Blank Your Screen, which runs off a hotkey.
I have completely adopted this kind of software for some month now. It's definitively making a difference. You can look at screens way more comfortably at night.
Are you sure it is uninstalled? If so, what are you killing in task manager?
It sounds as if you might have more than one program trying to adjust your colour temperature, so that f.lux sets its colour settings every, say, two minutes, and Program X sets normal colour settings every other minute, for example.
(If f.lux continues to cause trouble you might like to try Redshift, an open-source clone created by somebody who was fed up with not being able to fix f.lux's bugs).
You could try using f.lux or Redshift,buy blue light filtering glasses (I have no experience with these, I just know they exist, do your own research) or you could also take melatonin before sleep.
Are you using the cinnamon applet or redshift-gtk ?
Anyway, redshift-gtk requires python-xdg, it may or may not have been installed depending on how apt treats it (pacman treats it as an optional dependency, and it has to be installed separately, for instance).
As for a gui, redshift-gtk doesn't have much of it, just a status icon with a menu to suspend or quit. You configure it by creating a redshift.conf file in ~/.config. There's a template you can modify to your needs on the redshift website.
Drugs, redshift or f.lux, and clever self-trickery.
The latter programs do the same thing, basically change the color temperature of your phone or computer screen to something more reddish at night and more bluish in the morning.
Take about a miligram or a half-miligram of melatonin about an hour before you ought to be in bed, and get hold of some modafinil and swallow about a half or quarter pill with some coffee that you made the night before as soon as your alarm clock goes off. Don't consume any other caffeine after about noon or so.
You also have to get into some new habits. They key is execute by default as much as possible. Anything you have to do nightly but don't want to, get done as soon as you get home before you relax -- make it as easy as possible for you just to go, oh, I'm tired now, I'll go to bed. So if you've got to feed a pet or prepare lunch for the next day or whatever, make sure you get that all done before you launch into your regenerative alone-time.
I know I make it sound easy. It's not. Very much not. I struggle with it and routinely lose. But I am managing to hold down a job and functioning at it.
Red light filter: http://jonls.dk/redshift/
Wallpaper: obtained from an old /r/unixporn post. If somebody wants a source, I'll dig for you.
I'm using compton and urxvt for transparency.
edit: I'm seeing way way too many gnome ui's our there right now. Maybe now is not a good time to show off something as dated as awesome. It hurts to type that -- "dated as awesome". :'((
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/backlight#xbacklight + https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xbindkeys allows for more control over the backlight. I configured it for steps of 10% using shift with up or down and ctrl to decrease 2% or increase 1%, going all the way down to 0 (light off).
Here is my .xbindkeysrc:
"xbacklight -inc 2"
Control + XF86MonBrightnessUp
"xbacklight -dec 1"
Control + XF86MonBrightnessDown
"xbacklight -inc 10"
Shift + XF86MonBrightnessUp
"xbacklight -dec 10"
Shift + XF86MonBrightnessDown
For less eye strain at night you would want to have a look at redshift though.
Apart from reading like it's been translated from 中文, most of this is rubbish..
I'm least skeptical about #3 which is the exact reason for programs like f.lux and redshift.
Very similar. I haven't checked if f.lux on Linux matches all the features it has on MacOS, but redshift is fully as good in terms of the quality of the effect, and redshift control for KDE5 is superb with easy settings and great manual overrides whenever you want. I don't feel anything is missing. Redshift is GPL, free software; f.lux is one of those rare cases of no-abuse-at-all proprietary software (but that's still non-free/libre)
> A configuration file can be created, but the documentation is a bit sparse.
> You’ll have to create it manually and put it in ~/.config/redshift.conf.
Looks like you have to do it.
If you're looking for a F.flux alternative for Linux, you may want to check out Redshift :D
Also, I've never done any of that stuff with Compton besides forcing V-Sync, no idea how to change hue or dim the screen with it. I always used a different compositor called Compiz for that stuff.
f.lux is proprietary malware that sends private data to the developers and Google. You might want to consider using a free alternative like Redshift.
Oh, that bulb is pretty awesome! $60/bulb seems kind of steep though unfortunately. I'll have to keep an eye out either way. I've been using Redshift for about a month now, and it's great having my monitor adjust temperature throughout the day/night.
On a serious note...
That's why I always go to bed with headphones and listen to some simple chillout soundtrack or ambient noise. It has to be engaging enough to keep me away from thinking, but not too complex (helps me prevent myself from critical listening).
Also, I reduce screen brightness and use Redshift on all my computers to avoid exposure to blue light.
>Redshift seems to be in the same situation and found only 1 screen apparently.
Seems like you are using the vidmode API which has limited multi screen support.
Check if your system supports randr (redshift -m list) and use that instead.
redshift -m list
If it is listed as supported:
Try out gtk-redshift -l LAT:LON -m randr (replace LATitude and LONgitude with fitting values for your location).
gtk-redshift -l LAT:LON -m randr
randr should affect all screens by default, but you can also adjust it to target specific screens.
You can adjust your redshift settings in ~/.config/redshift.conf. Check out the example config on the dev website for details:
Well, you could use f.lux, or Redshift
I assume it would depend on Linux variant, your desktop environment, etc.
"get/set monitor brightness"
"get/set monitor color-space"
I would recommend using a program to change the hue of your screen. mostly at night. Made a big difference for me. I use RedShift. http://jonls.dk/redshift/ there is also flux. http://justgetflux.com/ flux might be a better choice if your using windows.
People have already mentioned f.lux. People on Linux/BSD might prefer a program called Redshift.
I set my latitude to zero to get a nice consistent 12 hour cycle all year round. I also set my colour temp for the night cycle to 2700 which gets rid of almost all the blue light and some of the green light. This can make it awkward when there is blue text on a black background.
Note that the study only got 20% melatonin suppression with the brightness turned up all the way on the devices they were using. Assuming that much suppression is significant in the first place, that means that simply dimming the display at night is all that would be required to make the suppression go away entirely.
I like f.lux but for redshift (or gtk-redshift) has been working much better. This is because I'm on linux but if I do in fact have f.lux on the windows partition.
Redshift if anyone is interested.
Replying to my own post. Sorry about that.
I seem to have misunderstood your question. kstars does have a "night-vision" mode that turns it red and you could conceivably full screen it and use it during stargazing, but I assume what you're looking for is something that turns everything red, so that you can browse reddit or something and not get blinded.
The best option I know of is to get this program called redshift. While there's a gui for it, the best way to launch it is from the command line like this:
redshift -t 6500:3000
The first number doesn't really matter. It's the blackbody temperature for daytime. The second number is the blackbody temperature for nighttime. Setting it a bit low makes your screen all red.
Another option that you might want to look into is directly changing the gamma of your display. I assume that's what redshift does anyway. It makes your display look like this. D'oh. The screenshot doesn't show it right, but you get the idea. The screen will look very reddish, though not completely grayscale and in shades of red... Unfortunately, I don't know how to do that...
Do you truly need to change the color temperature throughout the day? If you are just looking to save your eyes, my recommendation would be to install Redshift from the Synaptic Package Manager.
But for me the Redshift GUI interface does not work in Xubuntu 11.10, so I use it in 'one shot' mode, and have added the following command to a new entry in 'Session and Startup':
redshift -l LAT:LON -t 4100:4100 -o
Substitute Latitude and Longitude. Change 4100 to whatever color temperature you prefer. Simples.
Incidentally, you can create a desktop launcher for Redshift to run in one shot mode, too. Or execute this same command from terminal when you need to change the temperature quickly to something else. Same basic idea.
Type man redshift in terminal once you have installed it from the package manager to read the official manual pages.
Use F.lux or Redshift when using a computer late at night.
See, normally your monitor has a very high color temperature, similar to the sun. When you look at your monitor late at night, this messes up your internal clock, because the light seems like sunlight.
These programs (I prefer F.lux, but it has terrible Linux support; they both work exactly the same) lower the monitor color temperature gradually as night falls, making the color temp closer to light bulb light.
The first time you use it the monitor will look orange (I'd recommend turning it on during the day), but you won't really notice it after a few weeks. If you switch it off at night it'll burn your eyes.
The mean reason to use it is because you won't lie awake when you try to sleep after using the PC. If you're using the PC right before going to sleep often, you'll fall asleep much faster, and sleep much better.
Have you tried f.lux? Works great on Windows and OS X. Couldn't surf the web at night without it.
Linux (or rather Ubuntu) support is kind of lacking. The GUI doesn't work, which means the application itself doesn't work.
EDIT: Redshift works great for Linux.
You can get a similar effect changing the colour temperature of your monitors.
I use F.lux on my windows machines and Redshift on my *nix machines. F.lux is a bit larger, but much easier to configure as it has a nice GUI to work with.
F.lux is also easily disabled should you need to do any work that is colour sensitive. I believe by default it will disable itself for full screen programs (like games), but I've only noticed this on a few games, so it may not be universal behaviour.
Both F.lux and Redshift have helped reduce my eye strain and sleep cycle disruption when working at night. They are both free as well! Highly recommended.
I recommend redshift instead of f.lux. I couldn't get f.lux to work on my laptop and neither could the author of redshift, so he built a similar app specifically for Linux and it works great.
I've been using redshift configured with -t 6500K:4900K for some time now and it really does make a difference. The default 3700K is a bit too red for me.
I also use Dark Reddit, if anyone is interested.
I have it but I don't use its blue light filter functionality. Instead, I use software-based color adjustment:
* Gammastep for Linux: https://gitlab.com/chinstrap/gammastep
* Redhsift for Windows: http://jonls.dk/redshift/
* or just Windows 10 built-in Night Light feature
The former 2 are very adjustable, the last one is simple but not adjustable.
blugon, f.lux, Redshift, probably a bunch of others.
I've only used Redshift, works as advertised AFAICT.
Thank you, but I'm already happy with zathura :) And btw if you like Skim you'd probably love zathura.
It's just that I recently started reading pdf books and I'm using Preview.app to take little notes on the pdf itself, so my sick minimalist mind feels bad about having 2 different pdf readers 😅 .
zathura also has a feature that Preview.app is missing (I think Skim does this too): inverting the colors of the pdf to "emulate" dark mode (you can also set your own custom colors so that the pdf matches a palette, like for example, nord theme, even though I recently started using redshift and I do not care about using the dark mode of everything anymore.
Nice walkthrough on Qg :)
However note that you can't use 25°C as the temperature if the MOSFETs are self-heating to any degree, this is a good write-up on MOSFET thermal math if you are expecting them to run warm.
I've used the AO3400 in plenty of projects myself, it's a great jellybean to have in the toolbox.
PS: if you need more current, IRLHM630 is another great MOSFET to consider. I used those in my similar SunriseLight project where I wanted the ability to drive long 12v RGB strips.
You may also be interested in how I integrated redshift into my firmware in case you have fish with seasonal variation depending on dawn/dusk timing.
someone probably already suggested this however I use redshift on my Debian machine.
it works great. it always seems to shift nicely at around the same time the light outside reaches a certain point.
I've never not liked this about redshift.
it means that this PPA does not have a repository for ubuntu focal 20.04. I checked and the last one it has is for 19.10.
are you trying to install f.lux? redshift is a good alternative.
This is my everyday setup for enjoying my collection of music and song lyrics. I have lyrics for almost everything, most of which I had to search for and archive manually. That kept me busy for awhile....artists who embed the lyrics in their tracks make me <3 <3 <3
***Now with less contrast and warmer colour tones to ease eye strain. I've also made better use of available space by shrinking the top panel and adding a dock.
Icons are La Capitaine, modified to use folders from Mint-Y-Dark-Orange, because I don't like blue elements and they break the colour coordination.
The two launchers between the battery applet and the weather applet are a simple on/off night light (blue light filter) switch that exclude any geolocation and/or automated features and just do what I need them to - which is to respect my calibrated monitor profile while adding/removing -2500k colour temp for my tired eyes. The first I've set up to execute one simple command using redshift: "redshift -m randr:preserve=1 -O 4000k". The second is simply the Profle Loader which is part of the Displaycal package that executes "displaycal-apply-profiles --force"; I take no credit, it's just very handy to have.
Automated/geolocation-tracking blue light filters are a nuisance for me because I tend to stay up all night and sleep all day :P
My conky setup is minimal and easy to read. KISS. :P
Icons are La Capitaine, modified to use folders from Mint-Y-Dark-Purple, because I don't like blue elements and they break the colour coordination.
The first and second-last pinned launchers on the cinnamon-panel Grouped windows list are a simple on/off night light (blue light filter) switch that exclude any geolocation and/or automated features and just do what I need them to - which is to respect my calibrated monitor profile while adding/removing -2500k colour temp for my tired eyes. The first I've set up to execute one simple command using redshift: "redshift -m randr:preserve=1 -O 4000k". The second is simply the Profle Loader which is part of the Displaycal package that executes "displaycal-apply-profiles --force"; I take no credit, it's just very handy to have.
My conky setup is minimal and easy to read. KISS.
I use rsync to back up my music libraries to an external drive (along with lots of other stuff too). Again, no automation, KISS. :P
My laptop is a potato but it's my potato and I love it <3 It actually runs pretty well for what I use it for.
The website for the project has a section called 'Configuration File' and it explains where to make the file with a certain name and what to write in it.
The contents of the file can be copied from the site.
Distro: Ubuntu 18.04
Window manager: i3-gaps
Colour scheme: Gruvbox Dark Hard
Wallpaper: Something I found on my hard drive scaled up with Waifu2x
Redshift is running, so everything is a little bit orange.
You should really just use redshift: http://jonls.dk/redshift/
Hey guys, using a blue light filter may help you guys fall asleep if you’re using devices.
iPhone/iPad: Tell Siri to turn on night shift (you can schedule it so it does it at night automatically)
Android: (varies my OEM) usually in your notification drop down page
Windows 10: Search Night Light and set it to scheduled and adjust to your liking
Windows 8.1 and below: https://justgetflux.com/
macOS: enable it in system preferences
If your Android device is older, just search for “Twilight” in the play store
As already mentioned, awful.spawn.once may solve your problem. If your are not constrained to just awesomewm specific ways of doing so you may consider systemd way of running stuff on specific user login. Since most of distributions at the moment are using systemd, if you don't know what start the system it's likely to be systemd.
My suggestion is to use userspace systemd unit, like this one for redshift:
Description=Redshift display colour temperature adjustment
After creating such file you can easily enable it for user by running
$ systemctl --user enable redshift # as USER not root
and it will start every time your login no matter what DE or WM are your using.
It's not really clear why to rely the work of deciding if it's the first WM start
on WM itself, which has to decide according some indirect markers. Systemd on the other hand knows exactly if it's the start of user session or not.
The native Windows on is terrible. Actually lots of the desktop features on Windows are terrible (their virtual workspace implementation is horrific). RedShift is much, much better and the integration on KDE is fantastic.
The support on Android for night time is OK-ish, but not as good as the above and it doens't really go dim enough.
It's not garbage, but built-in Windows Night Mode is better for performance. Big problem there is that it doesn't tell you the color temp, just gives you a bar to set it on.
Back when I used f.lux it would murder your performance whenever it had to switch between day and night, so the slow transitions were right out.
Can't speak for Windows-based tools, but right now I'm using Redshift on Linux, and it is quite possibly the best blue-light reduction tool I've ever used. Lets me set by color temp, automatically finds location to know sundown times, doesn't lag during gradual transitions; overall it's fuckin' great.
Haven't tried out the Windows version but I assume it's still pretty solid once you fix a setting in the registry that's there to stop viruses from fucking with your screen.
r/accessibility focus on making sure software suits the needs of people with impairments and disabilities. They might have some suggestions.
Off the top of my head, something like Redshift might help. The color settings are (somewhat) adjustable in the configuration file. Lightbulb for Windows and Red Moon for Android do similar things, but I have not used them personally, so I don't know how configurable they are if you need certain colors.
Not strictly what you asked for but Redshift is available in most repos and is a must for me. Saves your eyes when staring at a screen for hours in poor light. Useful for anyone but especially programmers/writers.
Is this for a desktop of laptop? (If it is a laptop, knowing the model might help check if it would have common issues).
Atom is very popular and should be easy to install on most distros. However, for technical reasons it probably won't be available through the distro package manager (might need to use something like flathub or snaps instead).
Some desktop environments like GNOME and KDE offer equivalent features built-in.
Otherwise, you can use the redshift application, which should be available in most distro's repositories for easy installation.
> Distro Chooser Results: Arch
I would recommend not using Arch unless you really buy into its philosophy (installer leaves you with a barebones command-line-only system; you must read the Arch manual and run various commands by hand to bring up a fully functional system). Arch also has a very rapid bleeding-edge update schedule, so it might not be the most "simple and stable" to maintain.
Do you have previous experience with other Linux distributions? Sticking with something you are already familiar with is often a good choice.
In a vacuum, a good recommendation for people starting out is some variation of Ubuntu. Default Ubuntu comes with the GNOME shell, which technically should run well on your computer (I use GNOME on a computer that has around those specs). But you might also want to use a more lightweight version like Kubuntu or Ubuntu MATE instead.
Honestly, I wish that Redshift was easier to use on Windows, it works like a dream on Linux with no lag whatsoever, but I haven't even tried to install it on Windows yet because apparently it wants some regedit or something to work.
Description=Redshift display colour temperature adjustment
This is the service file shipped with the package.
Iinvestigate the Redshift app. This app tints the blue colors on screen to red to limit people’s exposure to strong blue colors in the evening.
You can repurpose this app to fit your needs. It’s a bit broken under Wayland (due to the new security model), but you should be fine with an X session. I believe the color is configurable (although maybe not documented), and this should help you replace reds with blue.
If you can detail your needs, I can devote some time to help you turn Redshift into Blueshift or whatever it is you need.
>I thought a refresh rate under 75 wasn't good?
With the old CRT monitors yes, with flat panel LCD's etc 60 is the standard refresh rate.
>there's no way to agree to it.
I think the tab key let's you choose "agree". It should only be a problem if you try install it through the Software Centre since the agreement won't be displayed at all.
>Everything is very weirdly proportioned on Ubuntu
Did you try scale the menu and title bars at System Settings / Screen Display
Ubuntu isn't OSX and will look different, that's just the way it is. You could always try a different DE (desktop environment) to try find something your eye likes better.
For Redshift did you create a config file? http://jonls.dk/redshift/
The config file will let you alter the day and night values to your liking. Take note that the config file has settings for both brightness and gamma (exposure). If you use the config file and only have 1 monitor change the screen number at the end from 1 to 0. You will also need to tell it your lat lon geo location.
Solarized light. I used to use dark terminals, but I'm so frequently jumping between browser windows and chat and terminal that using a dark terminal ends up flapping between light and dark more than anything, which I find doesn't help at all. I'll just use f.lux on Windows/macOS, Redshift on Linux, or my BenQ monitor that lets you enable low-blue-light-mode if I'm working later in the evening.
Specifically with Redshift, you could create a config file as per the Redshift manual and alter your daytime temperature to match the nighttime. Don't know about F.lux, sorry.
There are some alternitives that might work better. If your using a desktop you may also be able to set the monitor to a warmer color, but it won't be automatic.
But yeah, it gets pretty red. For me, it eventually got to the point that I would only notice the redness if it were changed (If i closed the app, or if I rebooted into linux.)
I still think it's a good idea for general lighting at least.
>Should I create such a file if I have no redshift.conf in /.config
Yes, that's what I needed to do in Kubuntu to get it to work, also because of Geoclue not working.
I used the config file from this link http://jonls.dk/redshift/ , you will need to fill it in with your location info for lat:lon (lots of websites to check your location), change the screen number from "1" to "0" at the end if you only have one screen, and change the gamma to 1 so the brightness doesn't change. Also change the temperature values if they aren't to your liking.
I think that's it.
Edit: Right, also add it to your startup applications so it starts when you boot, and why not use the gtk version so you can get an icon in the panel?
FWIW, I used f.lux initially when I got a Surface Pro 3 (i5/256GB/8GB) about 18 months ago, but had to uninstall it due to stuttering issues. It wasn't huge, but it was annoying. Sort of like it gave the system a nervous tic. So I'm surprised that it affects in-game video.
Looking at the FAQ it seems the only answer they have is update your display drivers.
The only alternatives I can find are RedShift [EDIT:] and SunsetScreen.
C'est clair pour ce qui est écran, c'est pas bon. J'utilise redshift le soir pour éviter la lumière bleu. Mais j'essaie aussi parfois de concentrer un temps sans écran avant de dormir. Généralement, j'appelle ma copine, qui est loin de chez moi.
Cela m'arrive de lire dans mon lit. Mais je n'avais jamais testé le côté, ne jamais aller dans le lit autrement que pour dormir. Étant depuis 5 ans dans une chambre étudiante, avec seulement une chaise, un bureau, et un lit, je dois avouer que ça m'arrive de squater le lit pour travailler, lire, ou tout simplement traîner sur internet. Je devrais essayer ça.
> too difficult to implement on android
Their Linux version also sucks, might be related. Dunno about Android, but under straight Linux/X there's redshift.
Or maybe Android is just locked down properly and you'd need to root the thing, not go via any app store.
This thread talks about how the service is still not open source. Given the current state of cyber-surveillance and lack of privacy, it seems that Redshift is a viable alternative.
I don't really want to take some pills. I think it's bad for your health.
I've started to track my sleeps this month. It's irregular... But, I will try little by little to go to bed earlier, and to get up earlier. Someone said in other subs, you just have to get up everyday 5 min earlier, and it works. For me, I will restart to read books before sleeping. You know that the blue light on computers prevents you to sleep efficiently ? I've turned my computer with redshift in order to have red lights during the evening. But now, I will shut down my computer earlier, and read some books.
Thank you for the advice with teas. I'm not a tea guy, but I could be one, now.
I'm not sure what options there may be for changing the new tab behaviour, but a treatment of the symptom would be installing something like Redshift.
It's a program that, when configured correctly, will gradually change the colour temperature of your monitor as the day gets brighter/darker. It's bloody good and I would hate to be without it now.
I tried doing that already and have the following in my ~/.config/systemd/user/redshift.service:
>Description=Redshift display color temperature adjustment
then systemctl --user enable redshift and systemctl --user start redshift--still getting the following from systemctl status redshift.service:
systemctl --user enable redshift
systemctl --user start redshift
systemctl status redshift.service
>Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
>redshift.service: Unit entered failed state.
>redshift.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
>redshift.service: Service hold-off time over, scheduling restart.
>Stopped Redshift display colour temperature adjustment.
>redshift.service: Start request repeated too quickly.
>Failed to start Redshift display colour temperature adjustment.
>redshift.service: Failed with result 'start-limit'.
I am using redshift-minimal. I also tried adding Environment=DISPLAY=:0 to the included system service file (not sure if there would be a difference) but received the same errors. Neither man redshift nor the README from the github page showed anything about autostarting or services.
Use software that adjusts the color temperature of your screen based on the time of the day. I use Redshift personally, but there's also f.lux.
Redshift already comes with systemd unit files if you use --with-systemduserunitdir, so there's no need to create them manually:
% cat /usr/lib/systemd/user/redshift.service
Description=Redshift display colour temperature adjustment
I highly recommend using redshift or something like it if you're going to be sitting in front of those old monitors in a dark room for any length of time.
Yellow sunglasses are also a bitch'n option, as long as you don't mind everyone knowing you're super duper cool.
The goelocation in Reshift doesn't like something about my setups (Ubuntu 15.04 and Fedora 22) so I had to create a config file and put in my lat/lon to get it to shift correctly. Didn't need all the options in the example on the main page. Here's what I did (replace the XX.X and YY.Y with your lat/lon and be wary of +/- for north/south of the equator and east/west of Greenwich, I needed a negative lon for North America):
you make a redshift.conf file in ~/.config
Then you paste the example from the 'Configuration file' section on this site: http://jonls.dk/redshift/
Edit to match your location, and your prefered temperatures.
Remember to set 'screen=1' to 'screen=0' if you just use one screen.
I would install redshift-gtk, then in your start up applications add redshift to start when your computer starts with the command
redshift-gtk -l 55.7:12.6 -t 5700:3600
Using your own location "-l" (lat:lon) & desired color temperature "-t" (day:night)
More here http://jonls.dk/redshift/ (If you make a config file change the last line to screen=0, not =1)
There are a number of subtle things that you can do to really improve this.
First of all, for eye strain, Redshift (Linux/BSD) or f.lux (portable, but proprietary) are absolute musts. They will pretty much eliminate eye strain.
For overall health, a good diet and exercise are needed. A standing desk or a high-quality chair will help quite a bit. I have a standing desk, and I really like it.
Most programmers (including myself) consume a constant supply of caffeine, which feels nice, but probably isn't great for one's health. I have chronic insomnia, and my caffeine consumption makes it worse. Make sure she gets plenty of sleep.
tl;dr: The usual things for any job: sleep, diet, exercise, and a standing desk/nice chair.
-change the color composition of your screen:
These are designed to trigger at sunset, but you can set them to moderately shift the color composition all the time:
If you're on linux you might try redshift
-Force yourself to step away from the computer:
I work on OSX so I use Awareness to remind me to take a 5 min screen break every hour. I'm sure there are other programs for OSes.
f.lux is proprietary malware that connects to the internet and sends data about you to companies. Please consider using a free, open-source display temperature program like Redshift.