Never EVER install. You will never recover the monitor colors after uninstall



  • Never EVER install this shit. If you ever uninstall flux you will NEVER recover your colors back. Every time you boot your machine reverts to the stupid yellow tint. You can reset color profiles, to no avail. You can change system defaults It won't work. You can click the "use windows display calibration" how many times you want (either for the user, or OS defaults). It doesn't work.

    I use my computer to work and now I'm forced to reinstall the ENTIRE operating system and all applications. Thank you SO much.



  • Interesting. Did you uninstall f.lux while it was running?



  • Don't remember. Probably, since it is always running.



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  • f.lux team

    If you're looking for help with this, we're happy to help. Please post your operating system version, your video card, and your video driver versions.



  • @tggggm Do NOT reinstall your system because of this program. An easy 1-day fix (and immediately once you do it) is to reinstall the program, and set the color to daylight 6500K. Then, just set it to "Disabled" and properly exit the program. Uninstall at will after that.



  • @Tungsten_smooth
    How do you do that?
    When i try xflux -k 6500 I get no response from prompt.. I so confused why flux doesnt work on my laptop but works fine on my Desktop.. I also cant uninstall flux... installed from source i believe? downloaded flux-pre.tgz and followed 32bit install instructions (which i didnt do on desktop, I installed via apt i believe)... =( New to linux but not new to cli.. any help?



  • @Jawbh said in Never EVER install. You will never recover the monitor colors after uninstall:

    @Tungsten_smooth
    How do you do that?
    When i try xflux -k 6500 I get no response from prompt.. I so confused why flux doesnt work on my laptop but works fine on my Desktop.. I also cant uninstall flux... installed from source i believe? downloaded flux-pre.tgz and followed 32bit install instructions (which i didnt do on desktop, I installed via apt i believe)... =( New to linux but not new to cli.. any help?

    You're in the forum for f.lux support in Windows.



  • @TwoCables xD my bad



  • I'm seriously considering this option.
    I have reinstalled and uninstalled newer versions of flux several times.
    I've disabled Night Light on Win10, recalibrated the display without fail, and tried to find conflicting software (but I've never installed any other screen altering software on my practically new notebook laptop - barely a year old).

    Despite all my efforts, my pc still lowers its color tint as if fluxv3 is running in the background, even though I have flux v4 installed. It also behaved this way when I installed fluxv3 again, set everything to daylight colors (brightest setting), then uninstalled. I don't know what to do. I think reinstalling my OS is the only option I have left. Ive gone thru so many threads all saying the same thing, often ending with the comment of "post your OS and video card" blah blah blah and never seeing any follow up.


  • f.lux team

    f.lux cannot change your screen while it's not running - so if it's transitioning every night there is some app (f.lux or otherwise) running that does that.

    To see if it's f.lux:

    1. Run Task Manager
    2. Go to the "Details" tab
    3. Sort by name and look for "flux.exe"

    Also make sure it isn't running as another user on the computer.



  • @herf I'll answer this as calmly as I can manage!

    My screen's tint doesn't only flicker at night. It flickers throughout the entire day.
    I have done all the recommended options:

    • Checked to make sure flux isnt running in the background using task manager
    • Reinstalled flux, set both night and day settings to 6500K, let it run for a week, then uninstalled
    • Reinstalled flux and updated it
    • Ran performance tests
    • Checked to turn off windows night mode
    • Deleted all color profiles in my screen display and made new ones after uninstalling flux and making sure it wasn't running in the background
    • Constantly recalibrated my display

    If I didn't post it clearly enough in my first post, I hope this makes a bit clearer the extent of options I have tried.

    Now I've finally fixed my problem. How? Not with doing any of the above on my Windows 10 Lenovo Yoga. Instead, I factory reset the entire notebook and now its acting just fine. I'm writing off flux forever. It works fine on another laptop of mine, but I'm not installing it on any other computers in the future.

    ETA: To make a long story short, save yallselves a lot of stress and just don't install it.


  • f.lux team

    Lenovo has their own screen control software - I think it may be part of Lenovo Settings.



  • @herf Already checked them, I have had this problem for the entirety of January 2017 to January 2018 til today, when I factory reset my computer a few hours ago.

    I have searched through my entire computer for Lenovo screen settings, disabled them, and so on. Didn't do anything. Flux may not work well with lenovo or something, but I'm not going through this stress again.


  • f.lux team

    If you've uninstalled f.lux and it's not running, it can't do anything to change your screen.

    Intel also has a feature called "display power saving technology" that tries to save power by adjusting the screen colors and backlight. (I find it very annoying and turn it off.) Many people confuse it with f.lux also.



  • @herf
    I have uninstalled (and then reinstalled flux after reading COUNTLESS advisory threads to do so) several times this year.

    Even after uninstalling, my screen continued to turn dark orange throughout the day.
    Even after recalibrating, it continued to act as if the sun were setting at 8 am, 10 am, 9 am, for 12 months, endlessly.

    At this point it is getting ridiculous. Flux malfunctioned on my pc, even when the task manager showed no program of flux was "running" and it was absent from my computer's appdata and program files.

    Please stop insulting my intelligence. I am not off kilter either. No other program I had on my pc would lower the tint into a dark orange/red/yellow. Cut this out.

    Flux just malfunctioned for me, for several months. /discussion

    ETA: By the way, that backlight feature does not turn my screen yellow/orange, it only lowers the luminosity. This is getting very frustrating to continue discussing. I kept giving flux the benefit of the doubt and it just didn't work out. It acted weird, messed with my appdata, and continued to run in the background despite not showing up in my task manager. This is so tiresome to keep explaining.



  • I am leaving my personal anecdote because I know I cannot be the only person with these issues. The only other threads I found on the flux forum discussing something similar all ended short with no follow up of the user ever solving their problems besides factory reset.

    I hope flux checks out the problem, because it was very annoying for me. Trying to blame this on intel's backlight is ridiculous. Lowered backlight does not turn my screen orange/red. Good lord.


  • f.lux team

    We found an issue in the uninstaller that would leave f.lux running about 10% of the time (related to how we watch for monitor brightness changes). If it failed to uninstall, it would leave flux.exe running until reboot, so it would be visible in Task Manager "details" or "processes".

    I'm pushing up 4.66 to the beta track with this new uninstaller. https://justgetflux.com/flux-setup4.exe if you'd like to test.

    I'm reasonably sure this new one uninstalls f.lux 100% of the time.


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