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Redshift

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

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Avg rating of 3 (4)| 6 comments

What is 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 morning, the color temperature transitions smoothly from night to daytime temperature to allow your eyes to slowly adapt. At night the color temperature should be set to match the lamps in your room. This is typically a low temperature at around 3000K-4000K. During the day, the color temperature should match the light from outside, typically around 5500K-6500K. The light has a higher temperature on an overcast day.

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Redshift Features

  1.  Dark ModeRedshift supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
  2.  Command line interfaceRedshift either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
  3.  PortableRedshift can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.

Redshift information

  • Developed byJon Lund Steffensen
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 3
  • Alternatives48 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 6 comments and reviews about Redshift, and it has gotten 248 likes

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kleinsplash
  
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$ sudo apt install redshift worked for me out the box. $ nohup redshift & was able to start and then shut down terminal. Have yet to add to startup applications with lon and lat. Otherwise works with Nvidia GPU where flu.x did not.

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tizahex
  
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It actually does what it promises to do. It's very simple, just install it with apt or .deb files or even the source and then it's ready. I installed it by apt and I didn't need to do anything else. It automatically sets the right settings for me. No more bright glowing screens in the night.

[Edited by tizahex, July 21]

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Nixuya
  
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I've tried to get this running on Windows 10 1903. I've created a "redshift.conf" in the same directory and in "%UserProfile%\.config", it still said, that I should provide lat/lon. Starting it with ".\redshift.exe -l 48.1:11.6" it said, that it failed to use the method wingdi (Windows GDI). No other methods are provided. Even after running it with elevated rights, it failed. A huge waste of time.

[Edited by Nixuya, July 09]

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orangePlane
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couldn't get it to work with Windows unfortunately.

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dowodenum
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Small note for Windows users, you need to use the -m wingdi parameter or else you will get an error Unknown adjustment method 'randr'.

I've also created a gist here on setting up redshift to run automatically and silently on startup: https://gist.github.com/dowodenum/2bfc9865a57c82fe45aad8ca5561382c#file-redshift-exe-startup-wrappers-for-windows

[Edited by dowodenum, August 29]

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artyhedgehog
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Flexible settings, gradual changing, CLI control available.

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Tags

  • Screen Dimmer
  • color-tint
  • system-tool
  • system-settings
  • lighting
  • blue-light
  • system-utilities
  • sleep
  • sunset
  • sleep-better
  • brightness-reduction
  • screen-filter
  • eye-strain

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Redshift platform details

Windows

Experimental builds (it’s a command line utility; be aware of windows limitations)

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