Hello, I have a problem while using f.lux. When I turn it on, it changes chromatic temperature to warmer, that is okay. After that I put my notebook to hibernation, and when I wake it again, usually after sunrise, I have problems with brightness control. It expresses in these ways: OSD of brightness control is still lightning; OSD doesn't show at all; brightness isn't adjustable; software providing OSD informations crashes. Sometimes works this or that, sometimes nothing goes wrong, sometimes goes everything wrong. So when I take it to hibernation or even sleep (but with sleep there isn't problem mostly), and then wake it up, the problem arises at about 50% chance. As I said, sometimes just OSD software crashes but everything else works (brightness control). Now, for example, nor OSD nor brightness control works. However, function of other special Fn keys and their OSD works well.
So I thought about easy solution, disabling the f.lux to override and handle system controls of monitor chromatic temperature and just use it as it was before the changes was done to my registry. I mean that when I install f.lux freshly, it won't make the screen much warmer, but after clicking on a button to improve f.lux or something like that, other functions will appear. And I want to turn it back, because I think there was no problem before this change. Unfortunately I forgot where to change it, although I read of that once. Or, is there any other solution?
P.S. My notebook is IBM Lenovo T60, with integrated Intel 945 GM Graphics Controller, and software from Lenovo. Graphics driver should be up to date, a few days back I downloaded it from Intel.
Also please excuse my bad english, it is not my native language.
Please help me.
I have a similar problem. What helped you solve it?
@Robsee That's what I did to get it to work. There is one additional thing you might try, check your admin users AppData directory to see if flux didi actually install for the admin user ie. AdminUserName\AppData\Local\FluxSoftware. If it did copy the FluxSoftware directory into your normal users AppData\Local\directory and then reinstall the f.lux-setup.exe using the normal left click method, then reboot. Goodluck.
Windows Update has nothing to do with your ability to adjust your monitor's brightness. Your monitor's brightness is adjusted only by pressing the buttons on the monitor (or with a laptop, you press the dedicated brightness buttons). That's just how it's done. Windows Update isn't needed for that.
Also, F.lux doesn't control the brightness of the backlight in your monitor either (when you press Alt+Page Down). F.lux just changes the black level, and, as you know, it also changes the color. The only way to actually adjust the backlight's brightness in your monitor is by using the monitor's onboard controls. Laptops have those controls right on the laptop itself and they do the same thing.
Just to circle back on this issue, I have not experienced the issue in quite some time. I'm not sure if this was related to an Nvidia driver update, a flux update, or a windows update but it just went away and never came back. Thanks.
For example, if you want to look at photos while you have f.lux enabled. Instead of disabling f.lux entirely, it only disables it for a specific application(s) (such as Windows Photo Viewer, or whatever you choose), while keeping the rest of the screen "fluxed." I was wondering if there is a way to set it to do this? If not, is it a feature you plan to add in the future?
I thought of this last night when I wanted to look through some photos but didn't really want to disable f.lux and have all that extra blue light, when the photo viewer only takes up a small portion of the screen. So that's one application for it. Another would be having it disabled in a windowed game but enabled outside the game, or having it disabled in Photoshop and enabled in all your other windows, etc. If assigning it to specific applications isn't possible, perhaps assigning it to a specific user-defined area of the screen (in the same way you define an area in those screen-recording programs).
I wonder if you have tried an alternative photo viewer? In my case, I use a PhotoViewerPro program that works with any windows os.