Alternatives to f.lux for Windows with Open Source License

  • Redshift

    Redshift adjusts the color temperature according to the position of the sun. A different color temperature is set during night and daytime. During twilight and early...

    • This is open source, while f.lux wants you to download a binary and run it constantly on your system. danhaiducJul 2018 • 8 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It adjusts colours the way I expected it to. There is a simple and efficient gui applet (redshift-gtk) available, and it supports interesting commandline options Guest • Apr 2017 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Worked immediately in Ubuntu 14.04. Not able to adjust settings yet and I wonder about RedshiftGUI but this'll do for now. Guest • Sep 2017 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • In most repos. Easy to use auto adjusts to the sun. Guest • Jul 2018 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is open source thus it works better and can be trusted more Guest • Jul 2018 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD

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  • LightBulb

    Background application that adjusts screen gamma, making the colors appear warmer at night, reducing strain on your eyes.

    • Superior performance. Detailed explanation by the author here: CaptaPraeliumMar 2017 • 6 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Has minimal performance impact and can be configured to have no impact at all (at the cost of smoothness). Best choice if you are a gamer. Guest • Mar 2017 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • + Free & open source + Adds the feature of setting your own sunset and sunrise times, which the f.lux developer(s) did not want to add + Access to the keyboard/mouse logging hook MSCTF.dll can be declined without affecting functionality except for the ability to configure quick-keys - Occasionally crashes when denied a permission by comodo HIPS, but nothing so regular that it gets in the way of use. Guest • May 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Same features, Much Better performance (Key when playing Games or performing intensive tasks), with additional options for customization, like Hotkeys, and disabling it when using a full-screen application. Guest • Jun 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Simple, lightweight and configurable. Plus open-source. For Windows it does the job. johngrayboschApr 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very user friendly, open source, not skeptical like f.lux Guest • Apr 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • This one is the BEST for Windows as Redshift is the best for Linux Guest • Aug 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Simplest, fastest, best user license agreement. Guest • Oct 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Open source, far more options, faster Guest • Jan 2019 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • RedshiftGUI

    RedshiftGUI changes the color temperature of your monitor to better match that of your surrounding. This means that it sets a cooler color temperature during the daytime...

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 0.2.4, released in August 2014, can be still downloaded from GitHub.
    • it is much easier to install and just works right away! Guest • Jan 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • Desktop Dimmer

    Enables darker-than-dark Desktop dimming for your displays. - Small resource footprint, minimal User Interface. - Settings are persisted and restored per-Display...

    • Discontinued The last commit to the project is from November, 16 2017 and it gave some users a bunch of deprecation errors when they tried to install and run it.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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