Single Monitor Restriction for a Dual Monitor Setup
Samu Salmenkangas last edited by
Registered just to give weight to this. I would like f.lux to be able to differentiate the dimness between monitors. I'm using 1-4 screens depending on what I'm doing. One of them is a TV and the rest three are monitors of various ages and dimnesses. The most useful feature for me would be the ability to dim all but the TV but I'd have use for individual settings to balance the colors of my monitors as well. Other than that, I love f.lux.
This simply has to happen. Many of us have dual purpose setups. I have a screen strictly for sports viewing that looks disgusting/dull with flux enabled. But of course if I disable flux then my other IPS panel burns my eyes to a crisp. I think the needs are obvious here so hopefully this is something easily implemented. Otherwise love the app thank you for saving my eyes!
I'd also like to see this as a feature in a future update. The TV I use with my laptop looks horrible with flux enabled with any settings, and I'd rather be blinded by the (usually lack of) white on the TV while keeping the flux correction on the main laptop screen..
Flux has improved my life a lot. It is truly a great software. At home it works great, because I have dual identical monitor. However, at work it causes me problems. My laptop looks great at 2800k, while my actual monitor looks great at 3200k. I truly hope there is a way for me to set my laptop display at 2800k, while leaving my hdmi monitor at 3200k.
Mannimarco last edited by
Personally I would prefercompletely independent settings for each monitor, there are several reasons for that:
- my main monitor is color-calibrated and at least some applications I work with have a dark color theme so leaving it unaffected by f.lux during the day is useful
- when watching movies at night on the same monitor movie mode would be useful
- movie mode on the other monitors otoh is too bright, distracting from the movie, I would prefer if I could switch the secondary ones to darkroom mode
- one of my monitors is fairly old and somewhat faded, it responds differently to dimming or lowering the color temperature in ways that cannot easily be compensated with monitor settings. independent settings would make it possible to match the other monitors better in overall perceived brightness.
Also registered to say that a per monitor flux restriction would be very helpful. I use one monitor for gaming/tv/movies and one for general purpose uses. I would love to have one monitor on and one off.
Just googled how to do it with f.lux only to land here.
Like most of the above, I have webpage/word document/work on one screen that is usually blindly bright while I watch a movie or play a game on another, and it gets a bit annoying to have to choose between f.lux and colours looking right in a movie/game.
Would love to see this feature added.
I believe a per app feature would be hard to do, over just disabling f.lux from controlling selected monitors.
I came here to upvote the rest. A per app and/or per screen feature would be awesome. And it has been a year or two now that I am looking for this!
johnnyshields last edited by
Agreed, this should be on the dev list!
nenitosoyyo last edited by
just registered to vote this up, i have to monitors, one new one that is already has a built setting that is easy on eyes, but my older monitor doesnt, which I would love to use f.lux with, I have already been using this with my laptop and it helps so much. I really hope you consider adding this feature to disable a second screen.
Registered to bump this up.
I have the same uses cases has the other people,
- Laptop screen with f.lux + TV without it,
- Laptop screen with f.lux + Old monitor without it
- 3 monitor setup, middle monitor without f.lux when gaming
I guess a per app setting would cover most of the use cases for the majority of people.
In my case, I would prefer a per monitor setting but with a per app setting, I could workaround this without any problem.
Thanks for the good work guys !
turbocomppro last edited by
Forget any updates at this point. The app hasn't seem any updates for more then a year and likely never will. I've contacted another developer on a similar app and they said that it's highly complicated to make it work separately on multiple monitors. I understand this is freeware so this is what you get.
There are plenty of alternatives out there but I haven't tried them all but so far, the 3-4 I've tried does not have this feature as well. I'm not a developer so I have no idea the technical aspects of making separate settings but I would guess it's a lot of work and hence why many other similar programs don't have this feature as well.
lorna last edited by
@turbocomppro I'll tell you it feels just awful to read comments like yours while we are working to get good, solid, feature rich updates out to the world.
johnnyshields last edited by
@lorna ignore that guy. is your team working on this feature? with my setup where I work and watch movies on separate monitors on the same machine would love to have this.
gordynorth last edited by
I just downloaded your application and it is a very good improvement. I am using a similar app on my android device.
I am also voting for having a dual monitor setup. I work at home and use my laptop 17" display and my 27" Benq display. Sometimes I would like to have only the laptop display changed and sometimes both monitors to be changed by f.lux.
I will contribute to f.lux even if this feature is not implemented, but I will contribute again when it is implemented.
edgepieces last edited by
Also registered to add my vote for independent settings on dual displays. I like to stream music visualizers & videos via HDMI from my laptop to my TV while I write. It'd be great to have the option to disable or use movie mode on the big display several feet away while f.lux still does its usual thing on the display closest to my eyes.
Adding yet another voice to the chorus here. I have a Mac Mini that drives a monitor for iTunes and web-browsing, and also a projector which is our living-room "TV". I just discovered f.lux and I love, love, love it on all of my computers, and I'd love to use it to control the color of the Mini's monitor, without impacting the color of the projector.
Unfortunately, I can't use the per-app interface as the two apps I most often use on the monitor to control music and web-browsing--iTunes and Chrome--are also the same two apps I'm likely to use to play media on the projector.
Bumping this up. I would love this when watching videos on one screen and browsing on the other screen.
i also just registered to reply to this.
+1 for adding multi monitor support to have seperate options for each monitor.. i would even pay for it if this was done.
up till now both my monitors(built in monitor for laptop, and external) had way too much blue, and needed flux on both of them.
now with my new BENQ eyecare monitor, i only need flux on my main screen (laptop screen) and if i run it on both monitors it ruins the BENQ external monitors good view.
Same here, i registered just to add my vote. As I work a lot on a stage and spend a lot of time in the dark doing video projections, I'd like to have Flux on my monitors but not on the video projectors I use at the same time. It would be much much less tiring for my eyes.