f.lux is a really handy tool that allows you to adjust the colour temperature on your display. If you stare at a screen for too long, then the glare from the display begins to hurt your eyes. To start with, turning down your monitor's brightness may help you, but brightness is not the really issue. The colour temperature is what causes the problems.
Most computer screens emit a bluish light, which looks great in daytime, but it becomes uncomfortable to look at when the sun dips below the horizon. Not only can your screen become uncomfortable to look at, it can also affect your sleep patterns*.
F.lux works by calculating the approximate sunset time for your location. At sunset, your computer screen will mimic nature, gradually warming up the colours. This, in turn, blends in better with the surrounding light.The app is very easy to navigate and configure in a few clicks. the adjustments can be made with sliders across the main window, which alter the daytime and night time calibrations.
If you spend a large amount of time looking at your computer screen, then f.lux is definitely something that you should check out.
*There has been research which suggests reading on a tablet for a couple of hours before you go to sleep can delay your sleep pattern by approximately an hour.
Changes and bug fixes:
Clicking the graph now shows you the “advanced” three-slider mode. A second click previews (like it used to).
New darkroom hotkey: Alt-Shift-End.
Maps display uses a newer browser version for Google Maps compatibility.
Starting f.lux from the start menu shows the app again.
Multiple monitor disable now uses color profile.
0 latitude is now allowed.
Adjusted long fade timing just a bit.
Hue brightness is re-calibrated (somewhat brighter).
Disable for remote desktop now works faster.
Stops showing app window on Alt+Shift+PgDn.
More accurate “disable” timing.
Options menu now reports more monitor info.
Fixed a crash bug in the way we use Windows Location (thanks Microsoft app compatibility team).
Better crash reporting (it is optional to send).