Flux is outdated, Fix your Brightness settings.
Adding a new thread. May just switch products. You guys really can't add a right click option to the task bar icon for flux, specifically to change the brightness like so? I strictly use your product not for the night mode, but only the brightness using ATL+pgdwn,
Right click on the Flux taskbar option opens thismenu pops up:
This app is extremely outdated. iOS, macOS, and Windows have all had their share of blue light adjustment. You guys are literally useless to me besides the fact you can manually change the brightness lower than default. Other apps already fill your niche without the CPU overload. Give me one good reason to stay with your product. Otherwise, I'm regretfully stopping aftre I started with different account swith Flux in 2016. You guys really don't care about UI. It would take what one config file to add another option to a right click on taskbar? Yet you guys still push the day/night mode when every OS already equates for this. You're literally useless without the brightness feature. Fix that. I had people making programs for me in 2012 to change the transparency of a single Windows application window. You guys can do far more but you're lazy. Maybe I'll just give up just like every other person using Flux.
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@lydonjr yes, we are working on better brightness settings.
The keyboard keys are there mainly for desktop users who don't have dedicated keys on the keyboard for this. They are somewhat harder to find since this desktop users are a minority of users overall.
Similarly, it turns out that interacting with the "laptop" keys directly is complicated by several things (like power saving schemes that push the keys to dim the screen) and takes a lot of testing and work to get right.
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There are lots of programs that you can install just for adjusting brightness. I use f.lux for adjusting the color temperature because it's the best one for that. It does it in a way that's superior and more true than Night Light and Night Shift, resulting in a superior effect on the body. I don't remember the technical details, but I remember they talked about how Night Light and Night Shift and all third-party color temperature programs use an overlay or something while f.lux changes the actual color temperature, resulting in a superior effect on the body. So you might not be able to see the differences, but they're there and they have an effect.
For adjusting the brightness, I use one that fulfills all of my personal brightness adjustment needs called ClickMonitorDDC, but there are programs that are much, much simpler. I don't have experience with any of them, but I learned of a few today:
I found these with this Google search: https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=software+to+control+my+monitor+in+windows+10
If you want the kind of context menu you're talking about, then you can create one in ClickMonitorDDC. You can create 15 different menu items and you can name each one. You can also have up to 15 different keyboard shortcuts.
F.lux doesn't adjust the brightness of the monitor's backlight. It just adjusts the black level - or we can say it reduces the white point. This is nice to use in combination with reducing or minimizing the monitor's brightness, just like with the iPhone where you can turn on Night Shift and Reduce White Point. So I recommend setting f.lux to a very warm temperature, setting the monitor's brightness to 0 using something like ClickMonitorDDC, and then reducing f.lux's brightness so that you get a reduced white point. This way, you get a far superior experience compared to what you're dealing with now, and you'll be far happier with f.lux when you use it as it's designed to be used.