Add option "Enable for an hour"



  • There is a nice option "Disable for an hour", I would like to have a similar option "Enable for an hour". Here's why: Sometimes I work late at night, and f.lux really helps to give my eyes less strain. Rarely I work all night and, as the sun rises, f.lux suddenly turns off and the colors become painfully blue. On one hand, it's a good reminder that I should really go to sleep, on the other hand sometimes I just really have to (or want to) finish that task I'm working on. So in that case I really want to have an option "Enable for an hour", to make f.lux activate again, giving me enough time to finish the task and go to sleep.
    I know I can manually drag the slider daytime lighting slider to get the dimming I want, however I'd like to keep my settings unmodified and have that options as a temporary one-hour thing.



  • In the meantime, you could change your Transition Time to '60m' instead of '20s'.



  • @heilong If you're working all night, (is it possible / feasible to complete these assignments earlier in the day?) I strongly recommend "Work Rave". You can setup your own timers so it's not in the way, but I doubt your blinking as much as would be natural, and I also don't think you're following the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, look at something at LEAST 20 feet away, for at least 20 seconds.

    Link to Work Rave--resist the urge to exit the program! http://www.workrave.org/



  • @Tungsten_smooth Unfortunately when I get "in the zone", it's hard to convince myself to stop. I work on my own project so there's no boss to control my work hours (my wife doesn't, either). I know I should go to sleep, but night-time is the only time of day the world is quiet and peaceful, nobody comes to get my attention etc. Thanks, I've actually been using WorkRave on-and-off for almost 10 years. Lately I'm trying to get myself into the habit of using the Pomodoro technique.
    But you have great point, I often put WorkRave in Suspended mode. I really shouldn't. Thanks for encouragement, you made me turn it back on now :)



  • @heilong Well that's great. At least you're using f.lux on your computer!



  • @Tungsten_smooth And I really love it when the colors get warmer in the evening. Should I lower my color temp at daytime, maybe? Wonder if it makes any sense...



  • @heilong said:

    @Tungsten_smooth And I really love it when the colors get warmer in the evening. Should I lower my color temp at daytime, maybe? Wonder if it makes any sense...

    There really aren't any rules; there's no right or wrong. Do what feels right for you at all times. For me, that means I use 6500K and as bright as possible while I'm awake, and as red and as dim as possible when I'm trying to unwind and get ready to go to sleep.

    What I like to recommend though is, try to simulate the light you'd be exposed to if you were living outside like the animals do.


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