Why is the 'f.lux dimming' and even the Dark Mode active after sunrise?



  • Good morning
    it is priceless what we owe to f.lux, but it is a great pity that even after years f.lux has not managed to develop a useful product.

    The first very big annoyance is that f.lux stubbornly ignores user behavior: just because you live in a place where the sunset starts 10 hours before you go to sleep, f.lux starts changing the screen colors.

    It would make sense and be useful if the process would start e.g. only 2 or 3 hours before going to bed.

    The second very big annoyance is that f.lux is still in the night mode - even hours after sunrise: the gut mode is active and the screen colors are still not neutral. Please see the attached screenshot.

    hours after sunrise, f.lux is still active

    Thanks a lot, kind regards,
    Thomas



  • The first very big annoyance is that f.lux stubbornly ignores user behavior: just because you live in a place where the sunset starts 10 hours before you go to sleep, f.lux starts changing the screen colors.

    It would make sense and be useful if the process would start e.g. only 2 or 3 hours before going to bed.

    You don't have to be honest with flux when you tell it where you are. If you want the dimming to start later, choose a cite further to the west, but at the same latitude.



  • This has been an issue for a long time and has never really been addressed in the software. The only solutions are kludges and tricks to get the program to do what you want it to do. You can go back years on this forum and find people (rightfully) complaining about the very limited ability to adjust when the colors change. You can also get a good idea of the attitude f.lux has about this complaint; they respond as if they've been slapped in the face. It's not very becoming of such a well-presented software company with such a noble, stated, goal. Can't tell you how many threads I've seen locked solely about the time adjustment discussion. Search for "how to adjust f.lux time" on Google and take a look at the first few results.



  • Can you try changing your wake time to an earlier one?

    We assume if you wake up early that you still want to "rest" even if you're not asleep.


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