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f.lux Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to f.lux for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Redshift, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to f.lux and 11 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to f.lux are RedshiftGUI, Iris mini, Gammy and Iris.

f.lux alternatives are mainly Color Temperature Tools but may also be Screen Dimmers or Health Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of f.lux.
This page was last updated Jun 16, 2022
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Software that makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight...

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

    Redshift vs f.lux opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Redshift is a great alternative to f.lux.
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    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

    Top positive comment  about 5 years ago
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    Open source with more features

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    It doesnt't work sometimes...

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    It's just not as good as f.lux is.

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    To start the program, just type "redshift" in a terminal.

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    It is open source thus it works better and can be trusted more

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    In most repos. Easy to use auto adjusts to the sun.

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  2. RedshiftGUI

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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 (due to natural lighting) and sets a warmer temperature at night (due to indoor lighting). Similar to f.

    Discontinued

    The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 0.2.4, released in August 2014, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

    RedshiftGUI vs f.lux opinions
    Most users think RedshiftGUI is a great alternative to f.lux.

    it is much easier to install and just works right away!

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  3. Iris mini

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Iris mini is free and minimalistic version of Iris. Small. Minimalistic. Free. Portable. Automatic. Awesome for everyone. Just double click and it will work.

    Iris mini vs f.lux opinions
    Most users think Iris mini is a great alternative to f.lux.

    Very minimalistic and lightweight. Doesn't affect games (i.e. microstuttering) the way f.lux does (if you set it to Paused mode).

    Positive comment over 5 years ago
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  4. Adaptive screen brightness and temperature for Windows and Linux.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer being worked on and the repository has been archived

  5. Iris is software which makes monitors healthy for the eyes. With iris you can reduce the blue light emitted from your screen for better sleep, reduce the brightness of your screen without PWM and avoid eye pain.

    Iris vs f.lux opinions
    Most users think Iris is a great alternative to f.lux.

    Iris has all the functionality of f.lux and much more

    Positive comment over 6 years ago
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    Intuitive to use and easy to install

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  6. Desktop Dimmer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Enable darker-than-dark dimming for internal and external screens.

    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.

  7. QRedshift

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Cinnamon

    A Cinnamon applet that sets brightness, gamma levels and color temperature with Redshift.

  8. Kumux

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Kumux is a dynamic circadian color scheme for code editors and other software. It adjust color temperature, color hues, contrast and brightness levels throughout the day based on the position of the sun.

  9. Calise

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    A programs which adjust screen brightness due to light detectedby webcam.

  10. Inspired by Redshift, Blueshift adjusts the colour temperature of your monitor according to brightness outside to reduce eye strain and make it easier to fall asleep when going to bed.

    Discontinued

    The last update is from 2017.

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