Disable on screen messages & disable transitions when switching between apps



  • How to disable on screen messages like "f.lux is Disabled for ..."? They annoy me.

    And is there a way to disable transitions. I set mode very fast, but that transition also slows down my system. In Test I got Average: 28.4 FPS. Worst=4.6 FPS. Missed 60hz: 57%, Missed 30hz: 30%. But its a problem when switch a video from window to fullscreen. So, I want to disable transition :)


  • f.lux team

    The disable messages should only appear once per app...we had to add them because basically everyone forgets they disabled an app and then writes to us about it.

    And yes, the options menu has a "very fast" transition speed, for gaming.



  • The disable messages should only appear once per app...we had to add them because basically everyone forgets they disabled an app and then writes to us about it.

    No, I have those messages much often. Also for same app. Around once per app and day. Sometimes disabled message without an app name. Please make an option to disable those messages.

    And yes, the options menu has a "very fast" transition speed, for gaming.

    Yes I used that, as I wrote. But its too slow when CPU an GPU is fully used like I do with videos. Then the transition slows my system down. Please make a switch without transition possible. At least when apps disable flux.

    Thank you!


  • f.lux team

    How many apps do you have disabled? It should remember (I think) 3 and not show them as you move between them. We could make this number bigger if you are switching between 7 apps or something.



  • I would say, I have 4 apps disabled. For me nevertheless the better solution would be to just disable messages and also transitions :)


  • f.lux team

    If it helps: "Options > transitions > Very fast" will apply to disable too.

    I will think about ways to let people say, "Yes I know I disabled f.lux while running Chrome, don't tell me ever again, and I promise I won't send angry emails to f.lux support."



  • If it helps: "Options > transitions > Very fast" will apply to disable too.

    I'm using that option already. But fast is still a transition and makes problems under high system load. I need a disable option. Thank you.



  • Really F.lux people, you need to give a Full Disable, as I see @herf suggests, above.

    You've been asked about this for a long time, I find.

    You make a very valuable service, especially for someone with eye issues, as I have.

    I've understood your concerns about 'forgetful' support messages.

    If you default to having notifications, then give us a checkbox to turn them All Off, surely that solves the problem -- and relaxes us again, who try to comfortably use your tool.

    If you need more, surely a header message on your Support page, 'Did you forget you had F.lux enabled', however you find most accurately to put that, should corral any remnant problems.

    Use case; both for software consulting, and for writing fiction, I need a number of windows open, switching between. It is very disturbing of any train of thought, to have the 'toasts' popping up as they do, every time. They are meant to draw attention, and they do. Enough to say?

    Thank you, and for making this almost crucial service in the first place. Aside from the notifications, the new version is very good indeed -- the ability to select which screens it applies to, for example, not for dark-mode ones where type needs the light, is essential. I also like the gently corrected low-eyestrain base, which works. As you know, none of this is in Microsoft's recent attempt. Cheers.


  • f.lux team

    @narrlx I'll ask if you're seeing notifiers more than once per reboot (or launch of f.lux)? They are intended to show only once per session. We could also make a smaller/less intrusive version, but Windows tends to hide our tray icon, so the options are limited.

    While I seriously do respect what you're saying, I send as many as 5 emails a day that say: "Uncheck Disable f.lux for Chrome" or "Uncheck Disable f.lux for fullscreen apps." So this feature is annoying because you're just paying a lot better attention than most people. :(



  • @herf

    Please add flux to the win10 notifications list so we can block them. Even if it's just once, it's still an unblockable pop up and any number of unblockable pop ups is unacceptable. Especially since more than once now, it won't go away until I close it manually.

    I love the new "color fidelity" setting. It's removed one of my biggest gripes with flux.

    Thanks


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