New f.lux version



  • The thing that drives me insane with the new f.lux is that it doesn't auto fix unless I physically move the mouse or press a key. The auto fixing when unlocking the computer is also far too slow. It also doesn't work at all on the lockscreen anymore. The old version properly kept the screen tinted when locking and unlocking.



  • @herf I downloaded the new version but my CUSTOM colors and the slider are both grayed out and I cant seem to move them... am I doing something wrong?


  • f.lux team

    @darienlake PMed you.



  • @lorna Hello there. I was just emailed that I was PM'ed by darienlake. However, there is no PM I can see, nor any PM interface on this forum software that is readily apparent. Perhaps there was a mistake on the forum? If I can help, let me now please.

    Alternatively, email me directly.



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  • @Achaern hey!!
    sorry I replied back to Iorna, I will email them directly .... if you click on the little bell that has a number, you should be able to see the PM



  • @darienlake There is no PM in there. But, all good. I went back to 3.10 and my issues are resolved. I'll keep a back up of that .EXE to future proof myself in case my client is accidentally updated.


  • f.lux team

    @Achaern I think the thread might have emailed you - you can unsubscribe but I think we have it sorted now! cheers



  • I don't love the new f.lux either. I used to rely on the old 'check' box to temporarily disable it, now I have to get used to a completely different way now, it's annoying and the change didn't seem to come with any tangible benefits.

    Also, this version is glitchy. When I let the monitor turn off, when it turns on, it turns on without f.lux for a second or so, hitting my eyes with blue light. Then flux turns on, this never used to be the case.

    The new interface is overall confusing, and has been casually annoying me for a few weeks now. It was a dream to use for a very very long time and one of the first things I went to install when I formatted my computer.

    It also took me a while to figure out how to disable the very annoying alarm/notifications.

    I'm on version 4.55


  • f.lux team

    @skuflux said in New f.lux version sucks:

    Also, this version is glitchy. When I let the monitor turn off, when it turns on, it turns on without f.lux for a second or so, hitting my eyes with blue light. Then flux turns on, this never used to be the case.

    I think this is a brand-new Windows 10 bug.

    Have you found the keyboard shortcut Alt-End useful, or do you prefer to use a menu to disable?



  • I guess it's nice to have the option, but I preferred just clicking on the sys tray icon and using the check mark to disable for an hour.

    I guess from my perspective, this program was already complete (for my needs), it was also a set it and forget it type of thing, and I relied on it. Now it has issues, the main remaining one is what you are suggesting is a "windows bug".

    I could happily install the old version and turn off automatic updates if that would help you rule that idea out. Let me know.


  • f.lux team

    @skuflux The main goal of this version is to make most things automatic. So we have several ways to disable based on which app you're using, and other ways to adjust the schedule so it suits your actual sleep/wake timing better. (And still, there is a hotkey...) But feel free to say how you're using disable and why, because we'd always like to hear.

    I believed we had fixed all of the "flashing" issues during our beta. But in one case I can think of, f.lux does work better after a reboot (after expanding your color range).



  • Alt+end works, if Flux is still glitchy after my next reboot, I'll let you know.



  • WOW, I am glad I did not install version 4. I won't be updating to any new version that is not an improvement over version 3.



  • @canuckken said in New f.lux version sucks:

    WOW, I am glad I did not install version 4. I won't be updating to any new version that is not an improvement over version 3.

    This forum is only seeing an extremely small fraction of the f.lux users. There are hundreds of thousands of users in total, and so far only a handful have complained. I recommend that you try it and to see what you think of it.

    As with anything, the old saying applies that goes, "You can't please everyone".



  • Hi, just thought that I would mention the new version seems to have removed the problem I was having with this strange halo-ing effect that I reported with a support ticket to you, I do see however that a few other people seem to be having problems with the new version, for me, personally, it does seem to be working fine, I did turn off the backwards alarm clock though because I dislike any kind of notifications on my screen unless I specifically request them.



  • Another thing is, new version has annoying yellowish colors similar to some other cheap programs, instead of proper brown or grayish. As with everything, some old tried and tested things tend to be better. Understand the universal need to impress customers with something new though.


  • f.lux team

    @sysrq the only color changes should be Options > "Use display data for better color accuracy". Also the stronger preset right before bed.

    You can try turning off the monitor option to see if it helps.



  • I have downgraded back to v3.10 because of v4 taking absolutely way too long to reactivate after unlocking computer. This is completely unacceptable. Why "fix" something that isn't broke?



  • I'm using f.lux since a year. I have used version 3 and the latest 4.55
    I don't know why others in this forum have problems with the latest version.
    F.lux 4.55 works great in my Windows 7 sp1 PC. Infact I love this version more than earlier 3.x
    It has many features and cool UI. I won't downgrade it ever.

    Found other users complaining about latest version so was desperate to put forward my experience. Flux is great. Please keep developing it.


  • f.lux team

    @shyam1999 thanks - actually our uninstall rate went down by more than half with the new version - in real life it works pretty well.

    But the truth is that some people get upset about any change, and we did push the color settings to more intense levels in this version (ones that we think are more effective at helping sleep), so it makes enough people upset to post here. We've made a few improvements since the beta with the goal of easing the upgrade process, so I hope that will help.



  • The new version took f.lux from 100% awesome to 100% garbage. I will continue to use your product if you completely revert back to the old version. But as it stands right now; thanks for what you gave me up until today but f.lux is dead to me now.



  • @herf
    Whatever replies you come with to be helpful doesn't change anything. You had THE BEST PRODUCT IN THE WORLD FOR SORE EYES + PERSONAL COMPUTERS, and you made it garbage. I wish I could tell you what happened, but I have no idea because the new f.lux is a nightmare to figure out.


  • f.lux team

    @newfluxsux If you want to use exactly the same settings, choose "Classic f.lux" in the f.lux Settings menu (from your system tray). We understand you don't like the update, duly noted and thank you for sharing your thoughts. If you have specific questions please ask them here and someone will try to help you out.



  • That's fine, I already uninstalled and switched to Win10 native thing.



  • @newfluxsux

    "AJNow October 19, 2017

    @saffron For you and others nauseated by the "new, improved" version, 1) remove the new version, 2) download the old version, here: https://justgetflux.com/flux-setup3.exe and 3) Turn OFF automatic updates, which will replace this version with the new, shitty one before you can say "New Coke*".

    *For those too young to get the reference:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Coke"



  • @lorna You also need to turn off the automatic updates, which will automatically revert your f.lux to the new, garbage version.



  • @TwoCables said in New f.lux version:

    @canuckken said in New f.lux version sucks:

    WOW, I am glad I did not install version 4. I won't be updating to any new version that is not an improvement over version 3.

    This forum is only seeing an extremely small fraction of the f.lux users. There are hundreds of thousands of users in total, and so far only a handful have complained. I recommend that you try it and to see what you think of it.

    As with anything, the old saying applies that goes, "You can't please everyone".

    Just registered to let you know. If the default settings of any software are unreasonable, its poorly designed. There is no need to justify mistakes but to improve upon them. If you do not see the orange screen of poop as a problem you are in denial. In what scenario would it be required? If you are Throttle in Biker Mice from Mars?

    However, I really liked the idea why flux was created and what it should do. It also made my screen way too orange and since I was a first time user, I panicked and removed it. Thanks to this thread will try again with the newest version because the idea is great and I have problems with my eyes.



  • @ragnar said in New f.lux version:

    @TwoCables said in New f.lux version:

    @canuckken said in New f.lux version sucks:

    WOW, I am glad I did not install version 4. I won't be updating to any new version that is not an improvement over version 3.

    This forum is only seeing an extremely small fraction of the f.lux users. There are hundreds of thousands of users in total, and so far only a handful have complained. I recommend that you try it and to see what you think of it.

    As with anything, the old saying applies that goes, "You can't please everyone".

    Just registered to let you know. If the default settings of any software are unreasonable, its poorly designed. There is no need to justify mistakes but to improve upon them. If you do not see the orange screen of poop as a problem you are in denial. In what scenario would it be required? If you are Throttle in Biker Mice from Mars?

    However, I really liked the idea why flux was created and what it should do. It also made my screen way too orange and since I was a first time user, I panicked and removed it. Thanks to this thread will try again with the newest version because the idea is great and I have problems with my eyes.

    You're talking about opinions here, not facts. Orange screen of poop? Are you serious? That's your opinion and nothing more. I don't have that opinion. Instead, I happen to love the warmest color temperature I can set f.lux to. In fact, I set it to 800K since I can.

    No, I didn't like it the first day I tried f.lux, but that's because I wasn't used to it. The FAQ addresses this very specifically, so yes, this is a normal reaction for a first-time user. Today though, I dive right into 800K at night and I love it. If you don't like the warmer color, then that's fine, but it's just your opinion.