Do Use Windows 10 Night Light?

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Do Use Windows 10 Night Light?

  1. Yes I do.

    18 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. No I don't.

    32 vote(s)
    59.3%
  3. Sometimes I do.

    4 vote(s)
    7.4%
  1. WildByDesign

    WildByDesign Registered Member

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    @Krusty You can change the startup level.

    If it's a shortcut, you could add this to target box: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Night Mode for Windows\nightmode.exe" 10
    * that would be for 10%

    Although if the startup is done via registry Run entry, you can also add the number to the end of the entry. You could even try using the number 0 but I have not tried it. Another option would be to create a scheduled task to start after a certain time of day.
     
  2. Krusty

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    It doesn't run from the shortcut though. I could manually start it from the shortcut each time I guess, but that's the same level of work as changing the level manually each start.
    Sadly, that's above my pay grade.
     
  3. Krusty

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    I found another slightly more bothering bug with Night Mode for Windows. While ever it is running I cannot scroll in Edge browser.

    Pity!

    End of off topic discussion.
     
  4. mood

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    If you want it to start with a different value:
    Start Autoruns and locate Nightmode in the "Logon"-tab. Now "Rightclick - Jump to Entry":

    Nightmode_autoruns_Jump-to-entry.png
    In the registry editor doubleclick the entry and append the value, for example 40:
    Nightmode_Regedit_change-entry.png

    You can do this for the shortcut too:
    Locate the shortcut, "Rightclick - properties", append a value:
    Nightmode_shortcut_40.png
    With these changes Nightmode always starts with 40%:
    Nightmode_launch_via_shortcut_40.png
     
  5. Krusty

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    Thanks once again, mood. :thumb:

    I have edited the shortcut as you describe and of course it works. I've decided I don't need Night Mode for Windows to start with Windows, especially through the day where it interferes with Edge, which also happens to be my PDF viewer. At night I can and usually do use other browsers so Edge not scrolling isn't really a big deal = best of both worlds.
     
  6. Victek

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    Confirmed!
     
  7. Victek

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    FYI a program called Iris Pro is currently available as a giveaway with a lifetime license. It has many of the features of both f.lux and Night Mode for Windows (and more) :) I'm using it and it works well.

    http://www.giveaway-club.com/
     
  8. WigglyTheGreat

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    I've grown to love the Windows Night Light and use it all the time for the warmer feel to the screen. Just like I have replaced my flashlights, headlamps, lanterns, light bulbs, etc. with warmer or neutral tint preferably HI CRI. Nothing worse than harsh or bluish light in darker environments. I have however tweaked the Windows Night Light setting to a little less than default though.
     
  9. J_L

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    Never really liked f.lux in the first place, so no.
     
  10. Stigg

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    What time does it come on and off?
     
  11. XhenEd

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    Depends on your choice. :)
     
  12. Krusty

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    I've mine set (in Winter) from 7 PM to 7 AM, but as @XhenEd mentioned, you can select your own times.
     
  13. EASTER

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    I absolutely lavish Windows 10 Night Light. It is a very welcome feature and might help keep users like me from going blind. LoL

    Had no idea how soft the screen turns when on and my Star Trek Videos are more interesting to see at twilight to nighttime. Love It!!!
     
  14. Stigg

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    I see that it automatically gives me a Sunset to Sunrise (5:10 PM - 6:39 AM) setting. I wonder where it pulls that from.

    I'll give that automatic setting a try. :)
     
  15. Krusty

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    Location, location, location. ;)

    I've got that disabled.
     
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    No.

    I used the contrast/brightness buttons on my monitor one time to get the right look no matter what the ambient conditions are.
     
  17. Carver

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    No I don;t use night light.
     
  18. Victek

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    "Location" is one of the privacy settings in Windows 10 and it sounds like on your system it's turned on. One advantage of using f.lux is you can enter location information without enabling it system wide. Whichever app you use it's nice to have the warming and cooling of the screen color in sync with local sunset and sunrise.
     
  19. Stigg

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    Well, I gave it a try, and no, I don't like it.
    I even tried turning it right down low.
     
  20. Krusty

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    Yeah, it can be a bit of a shock to the eyes at first but I've gotten used to it now. It's easy enough to disable anyway.
     
  21. xxJackxx

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    I use it sometimes but I got annoyed with the lack of control. It's a good idea that needs to be polished up.
     
  22. EASTER

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    They likely will (maybe?) fine tune it and bring it up to most users satisfaction, at least those who can find it useful enough for them.

    I just hope it's coded well enough where it doesn't blow out my video circuits
     
  23. Victek

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    I think one the benefits of Night Light is to raise awareness of the value of blue light filtering. NL may get more sophisticated over time, but there's no need to wait; there are quite a few more developed apps:

    https://www.geckoandfly.com/21437/blue-light-filter/
     
  24. xxJackxx

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    I've used f.lux in the past, part of why I feel this is lacking. If it had more settings it would be great.
     
  25. Cruise

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    No, but I don't use Win10 either. However like Victek I'm using 'Iris Pro' (on Win7) which is pretty cool, or should I say pretty warm. :)
     
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