f.lux automatically disabling when I launch a videogame?
I've noticed that when I launch a videogame, f.lux is disabling itself. Also, when I close the videogame, it isn't returning to my screen set night time temperatures unless I open up the dialog and run a 24-hour preview to cycle it through blue and back into orange.
Has anyone else noticed this? It wasn't covered in the FAQs and I can't see any videogame-related posts on here.
As for specifics, I'm running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit on a pretty old AMD Athlon II processor and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti. I do have NVIDIA's "GeForce Experience" software installed on my PC, if that affects anything.
(also, as an aside, might anyone know why I wasn't allowed to use my primary email address to sign up here? It's an outlook.com one)
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@deansmith Does it make a difference if you launch in windowed mode? I have problems when I use fullscreen on Windows 10, I've grown use to closing f.lux when I play games due to latency issues.
@Crosam I'll have to install another game and try running that in windowed mode, as the game I want to play is incapable of it! Tried forcing it in the launch options, but to no avail.
@Crosam Gave it a go with a few different games and didn't see any problems! Also, I ran the same videogame on my Surface Pro 3 and that didn't give me the issue. I guess it's an issue with that particular game (it is 13 years old...). I am still unable to launch it in windowed mode, but can try downloading a third-party wrapper to do that for me, if it helps diagnose the problem.
Another thing it might be important to note is that f.lux still tells me that my current lighting is 3000 K (my night setting), in spite of the fact that the screen has turned blue again.
Just tried tricking it by minimising my game and running a 24 hour cycle to reset the temperature to night setting, but it unfortunately jumps back to day temperature as soon as I select the game again.
One more thing, I did figure out how to make my game run in a window, and it does still automatically revert my screen temperature to daylight! I can run a cycle to set it back to night setting, but as soon as I switch back to the game it reverts.
However, the videogame does not override movie mode, so I can use that for now :)
Hope this is all useful to someone!