Option to exclude specific windows / apps from `Disable for fullscreen apps` + Cancel button in settings window always disabled? + Weather based lighting
I've been using f.lux for many years now and I just love it! Even though most operating systems I use have something similar built-in now too...
This syncs up to my room lights so there's just no better alternative!
But I have a few ideas & complaints:
- Exclude apps from
Disable for fullscreen apps
When playing games, I usually want the best possible visuals, so I have the [tray icon context menu -> Disable -> for fullscreen apps] setting enabled.
The only issue is: I always use my browser in fullscreen mode so I have more screen space.
I'd like to be able to watch videos or movies or do general browsing without having to disable the setting every time and enable it agian when I'm going to play a game.
Could you add an option to exclude specific apps from this setting, similar to how you can manually disable f.lux for specific apps?
I know I could use exactly that feature to solve my first world problem here, but I play a lot of different games with my friends and we get new ones fairly frequently - so excluding all of those is a bit annoying, when it could just have a blacklist on top of the current global on / off switch and the app whitelist.
I hope this hasn't been asked before but I couldn't find anything in the forum here, so I made a new account to make my suggestions and to give the developers some well deserved praise.
Also I hope this is even the correct subforum... I'm sorry if it isn't 😅.
- Cancel button in settings window always disabled?
This is rly a small issue, but I wonder why the Cancel button seems to always be greyed out. I mean it's useful if you want to revert the changes you made. Not that I rly need it - but why not remove it if it's disabled all the time anyways?
- Weather based lighting
This is just a small idea: How about adding a feature that allows f.lux to check the actual outside brightness depending on the weather?
So if it rains or if it's pretty overcast, it could automatically reduce the color temperature by a configurable amount.
I find myself lighting my room darker when it's cloudy, even during the day or while working.
That being said, I'm aware that this is quite niche - so I could understand if you didn't want to add this.
A word on my own in-progress app...
I've actually started writing a open source app (Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, Android, ChromeOS, Browser) that does something similar to f.lux but synchronized across multiple devices (without having to login if you don't want to) and syncing up to Yeelight (ofc that means only one of the devices should update the bulbs' color, which also requires some connection between all the instances).
I added that weather feature and added more configuration options like custom configurable preset switching, working hours / days and a switch to enable working mode.
Beyond temperature it can also control saturation and brightness, a color-blind color filter, black & white, sharpness and I'll probably add more eventually (like a fun / easter egg screen effect that renders subtile rain or snowfall on the screen).
I only tell you all of these because I wouldn't mind you stealing those ideas. I doubt anyone will care about my app when it's done anyways. So if f.lux had some of these features, I - and maybe other users too - would be super happy!
That's all for now! Sorry for the rambling 😅.
Thanks again for this awesome app!
- Exclude apps from