Strange colors/blue-fringed mouse pointer on full-screen YouTube when f.lux is active
@lorna Definitely not fixed in newest released update. Also, is there a way to update from within flux or do we have to check for new updates periodically, then download and replace the old version?
@seajay We have autoupdates but we only push them when we know they are ready to go, so the download link at justgetflux.com will always be up to date. So 36.4 is the most updated one, but it hasn't had any change to the video (this is all on Intel). So if you've updated to OS X 10.11 you may see some improvements.
@lorna got it. well, I'm on OSX 10.11.1 and flux 36.4 and am not seeing any improvements. :(
OK good to know, thank you! They fixed the awful bug that was in darkroom and basically couldn't reproduce the other bug with blue everywhere - there was an improvement on my Macbook Air but it wasn't fully gone. Is there any specific content you can send us (ok to send me a chat) that it always happens on?
@lorna oh wait I guess I'm referring to the artifacting and not the blue mouse. I don't notice the blue mouse problem here on this video. should I move my video suggestion thing to another thread that's more about artifacting?
lorna last edited by lorna
No, this is fine for the artifacting trouble. Thanks for the video! (I'm not sure Apple would love having us submit this as the example ha!)
@lorna Hahaha yeah, it's just one that I was watching for a research paper and kept getting the artifacting problems.
@lorna okay yeah so this video every time gives artifacting as well as the blue mouse bug.
net last edited by net
This is quite frustrating. I prefer Safari because of the interface and how efficient it seems to be; watching a video in Chrome or Firefox uses up about 70% CPU whereas it is barely noticeable in Safari.
Flash-based videos are fine but Youtube Center no longer lets me force the player type so I'm basically stuck using a non-preferred browser if I still want to use flux.
First-world problems I know but still frustrating.
dsquareddan last edited by
updated to El Capitan 10.11.1, the issue still persists. Guess I'll be disabling f.lux when I need to watch fullscreen videos at nighttime. sigh
bash last edited by
@dsquareddan I am also doing the same. But it is getting tedious to always do so, when I watch a series of tutorials in a row. Any luck fixing this?
Nirvanes last edited by Nirvanes
The same issue I reported and someone did too in another topic.
I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) 2,6 GHz Intel Core i5 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Intel Iris 1536 MB
OSX El Capitan 10.11.1 (beta)
This only happens with Safari. I watch videos in youtube in nightime with Chrome and it's ok. But already happen to me while watching Netflix through a new mac app (beta) called Smartflix.
Ladysman217 last edited by
@herf Is there any chance that you could release the transparent icon workaround on the forums until the driver is fixed? I'd much rather lose some battery life than be unable to watch videos in fullscreen. I'm using an early 2014 MacBook Air so the Intel HD Graphics 5000 is my only video card.
Ratiofarming last edited by
I also have the issue on all hardware accelerated video.
I am using Safari Version 9.0.1 (11601.2.7.2) on OSX 10.11.1
Computer is a mid-2013 MacBook Air with HD5000.
I've had this for a really long time now, I think forcing the hardware acceleration off is necessary until there is a "good" fix for it. As soon as I move the mouse or exit fullscreen, everything is normal. But I can't or rather don't want to constantly keep moving the mouse through videos or streams (It happens on live streams, too - twitch.tv for example)
ghost27 last edited by
this issue is not happen in chrome!
I can do the overlay in Chrome (where it doesn't help) but in Safari it creates a whole new desktop (fullscreen app through Mission Control) and is quite intent on making that the only app. It might be possible with a Safari extension, but it wasn't as easy as I thought!
El Capitan has a new splitscreen view...probably wouldn't help but someone could try it. :)
Also if you're seeing this on Youtube or somewhere we can test, please post a link.
This stopped failing on 10.11.1 on our Macbook Air (HD5000).
StefanDesu last edited by
I still have the issue with 36.4 on El Capitan 10.11.1 with my MacBook Air 11" 2015. This is a video I just watched the following video, you can start at 1:00 and as soon as you stop moving the mouse, the artifacts appear. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hirxcWeG4Q
malek0stefan last edited by
Same issue here : MBP 13" mid 2015 osx El Capitan 10.11.1 using Safari, however, i dont have any blue fringed blue color on my mouse.
I really got used with f.lux colors at night, i can't disable it only for few minutes to watch a full screen video
So, the only way i found to avoid this bug is to let my mouse cursor on the the play button of youtube.
net last edited by net
@herf Still happening on my Macbook Air (HD4000) w/ 10.11.1. seajay's youtube link earlier is a perfect example because of the white background right at the start.
Nico Fiorito last edited by
Hi macbook air core i7 intel hd 5000 here and with El capitan 10.11.2 The last update i've just did the blue glow is here before i had no problem.
So sadly i decided to uninstall Flux 'cause the blue glow was very very annoying.
I hope you guys can solve it!
Dmitry Pritulyuk last edited by
Same here. Macbook Air 13, 2013, HD 5000. Still no fix.
Fergus Pateman last edited by
Macbook Pro Retina Mid 2014 13". Intel Iris 1536MB graphics.. Having the issue as others have reported.
Very obvious on this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3HvchF49AM.
It's been months since this thread was started.. is there still no fix?
mixolyd last edited by mixolyd
This happens to me on this video (while in full screen), can be seen at around the 4:20 mark https://youtu.be/Ct9tSXbHL9M?t=4m16s
I can confirm that it does not happen with Chrome, only Safari. I'm on 10.11.3 Beta (15D9c), MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014)
This is happening with Netflix too trough Safari (of course)
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Vintrastorm last edited by
I have this problem as well, at least since the summer of 2015 but probably longer. However, closing flux doesn't help me. Tried closing it and rebooting Safari without flux but I still got this problem.
Vintrastorm last edited by Vintrastorm
I found that when I activate (and then deactivate if I want to) another of my extensions I don't get the overlay colour disruptions when I go to full screen. (Limited testing has been done.)
EDIT: Seems to work ok on youtube, not on netflix.
Adrián Mihálko last edited by
Same problem on full screen youtube videos when I don't move the mouse for a few seconds.
MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014)
Intel Iris 1536 MB
El Capitan 10.11.3
theHalogenGuy last edited by
Hello, this is happening to me too, MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012) with Intel HD Graphics 4000 on OS X 10.11.3 (15D21).
Leander Kurscheidt last edited by
Also happening to me:
MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) Graphics: Intel Iris 1536 MB
El Capitan 10.11.4 Beta (15E27e)
Adrián Mihálko last edited by
It seems it was fixed in the latest (today) update?! At least YouTube is ok at this moment.
AnMartini last edited by
@Adrián-Mihálko Not for me (MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015 with Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB).
edwinokli last edited by
There seem to be several threads about this so I'll chime in on this one as well. Same problem.
MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015)
Graphics: Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB
OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 (15D21)
I've just installed the most recent f.lux update (36.6).
chujdupa last edited by
8 months and still not fixed...
Hi! I've made a topic about this problem in Apple Forums. Please comment there and let them know that they need to pay attention to us!
And report it through product feedback http://www.apple.com/feedback/
We need to get their attention, wa lot of people need to talk about this problem.
net last edited by
did i miss an update? running 36.6 and it is still happening.
cadamen last edited by cadamen
Same problem, started when I upgraded to El Capitan a couple weeks ago.
Macbook Pro Retina (Mid 2012) HD 4000
I hadn't updated my OS until El Capitan, I think it came with Lion. I see from the thread this issue has been longstanding but my old OS did not have this issue, the update to El Capitan is definitely when it started for me.
cadamen last edited by
@seajay Oh yeah, that's a great video for demonstrating the issue. Seeing more distortion on this than most other vids.
Howins last edited by
Same problem with my MacBook Pro Retina mid-2014 Intel Iris
Christopher Catton last edited by
I have the same problem with my MacBook Pro 13" Retina 2015 (running OS X 10.11.3).
Antony Stubbs last edited by
OSX 10.11.3 (15D21)
Model Name: MacBook Air
Model Identifier: MacBookAir6,1
Processor Name: Intel Core i7
Processor Speed: 1.7 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 2
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 8 GB
Boot ROM Version: MBA61.0099.B21
SMC Version (system): 2.12f143
Harrison Gulliver last edited by
I've got a Mid-2015 13" Retina running 10.11.3, Flux 36.6 with the Intel Iris 6100 doing this exact issue.
I can reliably reproduce this when running in the default "looks like 1280x800" Retina mode. When I change to the "more space" 1680x1050 mode, the issue goes away (and vice versa) - I guess that's why I haven't noticed it until recently as I usually use the more space mode.
llamafilm last edited by
Same problem here on a 2015 MBPr with Intel Iris Pro. The problem goes away when I disable automatic graphics switching and use the Nvidia card.
alexey99994444 last edited by alexey99994444
MBA 2014 (hd5000) -- OS X 10.11.5
llamafilm last edited by
The f.lux team hasn't replied on this topic in 9 months. Is anybody working on fixing this problem?
There is a bug in to Apple, but this is way below us in the system.
All we can do is recommend you disable f.lux while playing a movie.