FIX for problems with the Windows 10 May update (1903/18362)



  • I actually have this issue using any screenshot tool.
    It's not related to a specific tool.

    And indeed I also have the Lenovo Vantage app which is part of the issue.
    Disabling it fixes it, however is indeed painful for the eyes.

    So, the question is, why did it only break now. I hope the lenovo and microsoft guys can figure this one out.



  • Hi,
    I have the most interesting issue with f.lux, which in my case runs on Win 10 laptop with an extra monitor.

    The software stops running exactly 9pm. every day and has to be restarted to resume normal state.



  • @chaoscreater I actually have to turn eye care on to get my screen close to normal brightness... Problem is still there with it off, flux disabled/uninstalled, etc. Any other ideas?



  • I have a Lenovo Thinkpad carbon X1 and this has also just started happening in the last week. I thought it was due to the "Night Light" being enabled too, so I turned it off, but it still does it. Even though my screen is obviously white now. Please can someone post the answer to this???



  • @chaoscreater Aha! Thank you. Yes, you're right. I thought it was my Night Light that I enable during the day to save my eyes. However, if I turn up the setting in the Lenovo Vantage App to full 6500, then renable my night light I'm all good :)



  • @romans9 Not sure why you're using Eye Care if you're already using F.Lux...? Also, Eye Care doesn't control the screen's max brightness, at least not for me. Lenovo Vantage isn't even a default system app. If you had to download Lenovo Vantage from Microsoft Store just to make your screen's brightness "normal", then I would say there's an underlying issue with your system. After a fresh install of Windows, the brightness should be as bright as what your system can do. It would look into reinstalling your Intel graphics drivers and any other graphics card drivers, reset them to default factory settings, etc etc.

    Turn off Night Light on Windows 10 if you're using it.



  • @chaoscreater said in FIX for problems with the Windows 10 May update (1903/18362):

    I tried everything, reg fixes, reinstalling Flux, disabling fast startup, resetting color profiles under Color Management, making sure night light is off, reinstalling Intel graphics drivers, etc.

    Turns out, it was the stupid Lenovo Vantage app on my laptop that was causing the issue. You guys might wanna verify there are no apps controlling the brightness/colour.

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    Well, looks like Lenovo and MS took my fix and posted it without giving me credit. I posted this on the 6th and Lenovo and MS posted the same fix on the 9th and 10th respectively. Oh well..

    Anyway, this is slightly unrelated but might still help others. An alternative solution is to download Autohotkey, then create a .ahk script file and add the following into it and just run the script:

    #+s::
    {
    Send !{End}
    ;Send #+S
    Run, explorer.exe ms-screenclip:
    ;msgbox, test

    ;if WinActive("ahk_class Windows.UI.Core.CoreWindow")
    ;msgbox, test

    sleep 4000
    Send !{End}

    }
    return



  • @chaoscreater said in FIX for problems with the Windows 10 May update (1903/18362):

    @chaoscreater said in FIX for problems with the Windows 10 May update (1903/18362):

    I tried everything, reg fixes, reinstalling Flux, disabling fast startup, resetting color profiles under Color Management, making sure night light is off, reinstalling Intel graphics drivers, etc.

    Turns out, it was the stupid Lenovo Vantage app on my laptop that was causing the issue. You guys might wanna verify there are no apps controlling the brightness/colour.

    0_1567738333419_2a7d8b26-10c6-4b51-8ded-82a796758956-image.png

    Well, looks like Lenovo and MS took my fix and posted it without giving me credit. I posted this on the 6th and Lenovo and MS posted the same fix on the 9th and 10th respectively. Oh well..

    Anyway, this is slightly unrelated but might still help others. An alternative solution is to download Autohotkey, then create a .ahk script file and add the following into it and just run the script:

    #+s::
    {
    Send !{End}
    ;Send #+S
    Run, explorer.exe ms-screenclip:
    ;msgbox, test

    ;if WinActive("ahk_class Windows.UI.Core.CoreWindow")
    ;msgbox, test

    sleep 4000
    Send !{End}

    }
    return

    Damn it, can't edit anymore. This is the updated script, use this instead. Thanks to @7empest from Autohotkey Discord for the help:

    #+s::
    wintitle := "Screen snipping ahk_class Windows.UI.Core.CoreWindow ahk_exe ShellExperienceHost.exe"
    Send !{End}
    Run, ms-screenclip:
    WinWaitActive, % wintitle
    While WinActive(winTitle)
    sleep 10
    ;MsgBox, test
    Send !{End}
    return