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Re: Rest break / eye strain programs

#16 Post by webfork » Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:23 pm

Various old thread updates:

Ongoing problems with F.lux and Redeye both made me give up on screen coloring tools. Instead (strange as this may sound) I'm wearing "computer glasses" which work great and help avoid eye strain. I also recommend eye drops if you live in a dry climate.

Tried to run UniExtract on EyeCare4US but that seemed to break it and appears to write settings to the registry.

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Re: Rest break / eye strain programs

#17 Post by freakazoid » Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:17 pm

Thanks for your feedback, webfork!

I'm still using f.lux (yaP'ed version) with the dimming option (ALT+PgDown).

What's the difference between your computer glasses and maybe a pair of lightly-tinted sunglasses?
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: Rest break / eye strain programs

#18 Post by webfork » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:54 pm

freakazoid wrote:What's the difference between your computer glasses and maybe a pair of lightly-tinted sunglasses?
I'm speculating, but I think the primary thing is that "computer" glasses are reducing glare, while sunglasses reduce the amount of overall light, which you can do by just reducing the brightness of your screen.

Maybe a better example is that I've worn something a little heavier (more yellow, really) while driving and it's helped diminish those really blinding headlights without making it hard to see.
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Re: Rest break / eye strain programs

#19 Post by freakazoid » Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:36 pm

Thanks to webfork reviving this thread, I started to look at using WorkRave and I'm digging it so far.

WorkRave has some prebundled, randomized exercises every rest break so you can follow them if desired. I'm finding that it's successfully getting me away from the computer. So far, so good! :)
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Re: Rest break / eye strain programs

#20 Post by webfork » Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:29 pm

Another edition: Eye Manager

It's a beta and doesn't appear to be staying freeware, but they're offering free licenses to beta testers. Works automatically with location data as well as your webcam to determine color temperature. Pretty amazing.

http://www.ipposoft.com/eye-manager.html
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Re: Rest break / eye strain programs

#21 Post by defiler007 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:46 am

Hi to all!

I am the lead developer of Eye Manager.

Any feature requests or bugs?

Regards to all,
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Re: Rest break / eye strain programs

#22 Post by freakazoid » Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:56 pm

Was just made aware of a f.lux alternative from ghacks.net - SunsetScreen:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... =4&t=21997

They have a purported portable version listed on their website. Haven't tested it yet.
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Re: Rest break / eye strain programs

#23 Post by webfork » Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:12 pm

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Re: Rest break / eye strain programs

#24 Post by webfork » Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:13 pm

defiler007 wrote:I am the lead developer of Eye Manager. Any feature requests or bugs?
Actually I never got around to this one because (I assumed) it was about to go out of beta. The page even now says that the Beta period ended back in March. Can you update me on the status there?

Also a belated welcome to the forum.
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Re: Rest break / eye strain programs

#25 Post by webfork » Fri May 06, 2016 1:19 pm

Old thread update:
  • I've been using a Firefox plugin Firelux (ghacks post) with some success.
  • Also (with a little bit of tweaking) ColorVeil might function as a kind of eyestrain-reducer by cutting the amount of blue on the screen. Definitely more for those that want something more hands-on or to experiment.
  • Edit: ClickMonitorDDC might also help.
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Re: Rest break / eye strain programs

#26 Post by freakazoid » Sat May 07, 2016 7:10 pm

Thanks for your update, webfork.

As for me, I've been using SunsetScreen almost exclusively. I manually dim the screen using SunsetScreen's brightness global hotkeys and sometimes manually adjust the color, depending on the lighting in the house.

I've also kind of stopped using WorkRave since I last mentioned it. Not through any fault of the program, just laziness :)

Apart from those two, that's it.
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Re: Rest break / eye strain programs

#27 Post by webfork » Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:05 pm

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Re: Rest break / eye strain programs

#28 Post by Cazotte » Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:38 pm

Dear freakazoid,
Current F.lux version is 4.34, but yaP’s config is made for 3.10.
Could you tell if there are any changes required to existing config?

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Re: Rest break / eye strain programs

#29 Post by freakazoid » Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:48 am

I don't use f.lux anymore. I use SunsetScreen.
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Re: Rest break / eye strain programs

#30 Post by starstuff » Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:48 pm

Hi,

I'm glad I found this thread, my eyes are beginning to get dry and red veins appearing prominently after using the computer.

@webfork,
Is there a difference between using a computer glass and the flux program? Is it better to use computer glass?

I tried a computer glass in a store and it has a yellow tint, I also tried the flux program and it makes the monitor yellow.


@freakazoid
Have you tired using a computer glass? or the sunsetscreen program is enough?

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