Since many people use laptops these days, it's generally better to adjust the backlight rather than do soft-dimming like our hotkeys do. That is complex because it makes us sort of argue with every other part of the system that wants to do this too.
@sourdough05 yes it's important to calibrate displays. I can imagine doing some more of it in the future.
The "best" solution for this is to use a hardware calibrator like the i1display or the Spyder. These can account for not just the chromaticity of the whitepoint (like you describe) but the particular changes to render RGB properly also, and also they can make the "gamma curve" correct so that intermediate tones look right as well.
There are some apps that let you do this without the hardware, like QuickGamma: https://quickgamma.de/indexen.html and anything that adjusts ICC/ICM profiles like that tends to work with f.lux
@fluxr0x I would check first that "disable for app" is not turned on for VLC.
Otherwise it may be turning on a discrete GPU in your machine that resets the color settings, and the usual fix for that is to update all the video drivers. You can post f.lux options > driver info if you would like us to look.
I'm still having problems with the Darkroom mode....when I try to enable it, it immediately quits and returns to whatever the current F.lux setting is. I'm hoping there will be a Darkroom update soon.....
@eenoramic is it possible you were using our soft-dimming features before disabling? These are accessed via Alt+PgDn or Alt+PgUp, and we don't make them as prominent right now because they mostly appeal to desktop users and people who are sensitive to flicker on laptops.
@Alex5525 we do maintain three presets in this version - one for when the sun's up, another for the early evening, and another for right before bed. You can make the second two the same, just move the slider as you like.
@justsomebody for #2 yes we notice when timezones change and adjust things then, but this doesn't account for north-south travel.
We have done some tests with looking for changes to WiFi networks and the like, but it is a pretty noisy signal and so it requires us to chat with a server and becomes a privacy issue, so we have not shipped it, because we don't want to track anyone's location in detail.
The proper way for drivers to work is to avoid remembering settings from an app after it is uninstalled, but some did this several years ago anyway. So as we've documented, the only two fixes are to update the buggy, old drivers (which helps in a lot of ways) or keep f.lux installed with some lesser settings until the driver memorizes these instead.
Once we are uninstalled, it really isn't our code running anymore.