FLUX DELETES ROTATION (UN)LOCK FUNCTION FROM WINDOWS COMPLETELY
After installing flux the hardware rotation lock button on my device (Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, Windows 10) did nothing anymore. I checked in the settings and the concept of rotation seems to have completely disappeared from windows: The sidebar buttons can be customized but the rotation lock button which was there before has disappeared.
Also if I type "rotation" in the search in settings in windows 10 it returns no results.
I used the rotation lock/auto-rotate function constantly, installed flux (the only change I made) and it did not work anymore. I uninstalled flux and it is still gone (after restart).
I have no idea how to set my computer to auto-rotate now!!!!
DEAR FLUX TEAM - HELP HERE IMMEDIATELY, PLEASE!!!
And stop people from installing this software until this incredible bug, destroying windows, is fixed!
No, this is not something that f.lux does.
Especially if you've uninstalled f.lux, it doesn't make very much sense to make a post like this.
Thanks for the quick reply.
Event history: I am browsing online newspapers with my Yoga 3 as a tablet, I constantly turn auto-rotate on and off using the hardware button. I install flux. The hardware button does not work anymore. I did not do anything else. Flux changed something in my graphics driver.
I attempted to reinstall the graphics driver (Intel HD 5300) hoping it would reset the problem. Now I get the message: "The driver being installed is not validated for this computer..."
This is the correct driver from the lenovo support homepage for my computer and model. I was so daring and uninstalled the driver from the Remove/Add Programs. But it did not actually uninstall. It just does not show in the Remove/Add Programs anymore but is still installed. And I can still not reinstall it.
So it is quite probable that flux broke my display driver - or it just decided to break itself exactly in the same 30 seconds I installed flux, after 3 years without problem.
How should I post? Could you please advise how it makes sense to post here to get help for a problem flux caused? And if it wasn't flux, which is always a possibility, are there no recommendations you could make?
I think it makes sense to post like this to warn people from something that can possibly mess up their whole system!
Thank you for a more meaningful answer than the last one!
I also just saw that after the uninstall my display refresh rate was still at 48kHz. I am sure it was at 60kHz before. So flux does not reset the changes it makes at an uninstall. Searching the forum give the same impression...
This setting at least I can change back manually. But I cannot be left stuck with Windows that has absolutely no auto-rotate function anymore anywhere. And I cannot be left stuck with a graphics driver that is installed but does not show anymore in the Add/Remove programs on the one hand and cannot be re-installed on the other. These are very grave things flux messed up here - and again: I did nothing other than install flux and opening le monde diplomatique on firefox with noscript on.
Did you reboot as part of the f.lux install?
I really don't know anything about rotation, so I have to recommend looking if a Windows 10 update happened recently, and looking around on the Lenovo forums, where there seems to be a lot of activity on this issue. It is not a f.lux bug.
I think you said you uninstalled your video driver. This is a more likely cause than f.lux.
If you had a Windows 10 update near the same time, there is apparently a sensor driver that might get uninstalled:
There are lots of threads like this with different fixes, but since f.lux does not make any driver-level changes (or interact with the Windows 10 tiles) I do not think we can cause a problem like this.
I uninstalled my video driver after installing and uninstalling flux and after the problem occurred - in order to solve this problem. Uninstalling the video driver did not cause the disappearance of auto-rotation, it had already disappeared before I uninstalled it. And I could not uninstall nor re-install the video driver anyway. The uninstall just removed the entry in the Add/Remove Programs window. But right clicking the desktop still shows all Intel Graphics options.
Closing thread: issue not related to f.lux. Recommend contacting Lenovo support.