Fullscreen youtube colour artefacting.
is anything being done about this or should i just uninstall f.lux?
This used to be a deal breaker for me too but the workaround suggested by @benfowler is perfect and currently the most convenient way to avoid the issue.
There is 1 easy hack to avoid this issue.
Put the mouse curser onto the youtube / netflix video scroll bar at the bottom of the screen.
The issue seems to arise due to refresh rate at full screen video in safari.
Possibly to save battery, safari technology doesnt refresh areas of the screen that have pixels the dont change or similar.
But when you put the curser over this area, , it does seem to solve the issue .
@jonsnow When you do that, you are not really in full screen any more, because the video title appears so does the video timeline scroll bar, taking up 10% of the top and 10% of the bottom and adding distractions.
I'm experiencing the same issues with fullscreen YouTube videos, I found if you zoom in (cmd, +) it removes/stops the artifacting so you don't need to keep your curser on the timeline blocking some of the video, it doesn't effect the video just makes the playback elements larger. No idea why this works or if it helps with netflix.
I'm on MacBook Air 2015 and have the exact same issue, and I found a simple solution:
Use Firefox at night.
Hi all, it has to be issue in Safari. It appears in videos from various web pages. I can't believe Apple is doing nothing with this....
Definitely not just a Safari issue. Having the same problem and can replicate the results in both Safari and Chrome. Admittedly, I have not tried Firefox.
Running MBP 13" (Early 2015) with the Intel Iris 6100 chipset.
Chrome ver. 53.0.2785.46 beta (64-bit)
Safari ver. 9.1.2 (11601.7.7)
f.lux ver. 37.3
I've found that, for some reason, this issue doesn't occur when you crank the display scaling in System Preferences to the highest it will go. (1680x1050 on my set up).
AAAAH I'm getting MAD!
I've never had this problem before on my 15" retina MBP mid 2012, but it got stolen (in a fucking brutal home invasion robbery) and now I have a 13" mid 2015 retina MBP that I got from work and these artifacts are KILLING me.
Those fucking bastards that stole my computer are now also responsible for all GPU problems in the world and I hope they die. Good news for everyone, they're both in custody so send all your fucking lawyers because these guys are gonna get some software engineering training, and hopefully when they get out they will FIX IT.
The problem persists! I am using Safari as well. Maybe I'll just get Firefox and see what happens...
El Capitan 10.11.1
Guys! The problem is not with Safari, it's the f.lux app itself! I don't mean to be rude or anything or like that, but it has to be f.lux's fault for this color artefacting because when I disabled it, YouTube videos in fullscreen mode weren't having that issue anymore. All videos ran fine as they're supposed to.
@Joegenius98 FYI, I have the latest 2016 MacBook, but that doesn't matter because I tried out the Macbook Air and Pro at the Apple Store and even played 4k videos on Safari without any problem.
I'm experiencing this on Netflix also. OSX 10.11.6. I wonder why it's taking the flux team so long to fix this?
@mixolyd I'm assuming they don't see the point in patching until OS Sierra gets its public launch. It is getting ridiculous though. Very annoying
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To everyone: Apple keeps managing color settings and modifying how something as simple as auto brightness adjusts BRIGHTNESS and starts having it also adjust gamma.
F.lux uses gamma ramps so that's one part of it. Now Mac OS Sierra reads color profiles differently.
It's almost as if apple is doing the most annoying shit possible to stop the f.lux team... because they want their own version.
Night Shift for Mac OS will happen. That's Apple for you.
@Tungsten_smooth Thanks for letting us know!
@Tungsten_smooth well, that sucks because Night Shift doesn't actually take blue all the way out. I find it unuseable on my iPhone without an attachable blue light filter.
@thedouglas How do you know?
I discovered a workaround. just download this menu-bar app:
And set your graphics card to the discrete one when you are doing things in fullscreen - it uses a little more battery, but fixes the artefacting.
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@Plasma_000 yes that will sometimes help but maybe not for everyone. There is already iOS night shift and they basically told them f.lux team to stop--haven't heard anything else about it after that. Just my 2 cents.
@thedouglas I don't think you're right about that. Night Shift works the same way as f.lux. It intercepts colors before they're displayed and removes a certain amount of the blue light from it. Neither app is a simple filter, there are algorithms that determine how much blue to remove from each pixel. If you want Night Shift to take out more blue light, turn its intensity up.