Lightbulb - eye strain prevention

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Lightbulb - eye strain prevention

#1 Post by freakazoid » Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:50 pm

[Moderator note: this thread was split from the Rest break / eye strain programs thread.]

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Came across another f.lux-like program - LightBulb:
https://github.com/Tyrrrz/LightBulb

Doesn't look portable though, but might be of interest to some of you.
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: Rest break / eye strain programs

#2 Post by webfork » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:44 pm

freakazoid wrote:Doesn't look portable though, but might be of interest to some of you.
Definitely like the open source license (GPL v3). I might open a case with the dev.

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Re: Rest break / eye strain programs

#3 Post by webfork » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:19 pm

freakazoid wrote:Doesn't look portable though
https://github.com/Tyrrrz/LightBulb/issues/13

I really like this program.

* The "pause when fullscreen" option is setup as a way to handle using a program without color correction. I'm constantly forgetting that color correction is enabled when I'm working on image edition programs where color is important.
* The preview function is great
* Location and internet sync are awesome
* Also just looks really sharp - the settings box is easy to navigate, read, and modify.

It's C# so it probably requires some version of dotNET. I'm not sure which.
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Re: LightBulb 1.6.3 Portable

#4 Post by smaragdus » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:28 am

LightBulb at version 1.6.3, changes:
  • Add manual proxy handling (read more)
  • Add "-portable" switch (read more)
  • Minor design fixes
More about the Portable version.
Thanks to webfork for requesting a portable version and to the developer- Alexey Golub for implementing an option to run LightBulb in portable mode.
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Please give the posts about LightBulb their own thread at Portable Freeware Submission sub-forum.

Edit
The developer clarified that:
The .NET framework version used is 4.5.2

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Re: LightBulb 1.6.3.2

#5 Post by smaragdus » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:48 pm

LightBulb at version 1.6.3.2, latest changes:

1.6.3.1
  • Fixed manual proxy settings being ignored
1.6.3.2
  • Added smooth UI transitions between tabs
  • Fixed incorrect color zoning in some parts of the main window
  • Other very minor design cleanups and improvements

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Re: Lightbulb - eye strain prevention

#6 Post by starstuff » Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:30 pm

Does it really work? when I tried it, I got headache because of the color change

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Re: LightBulb 1.6.4.0

#7 Post by smaragdus » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:28 pm

LightBulb at version 1.6.4, recent changes:

1.6.3.3
This release is a minor update that includes various backend fixes, improvements and optimizations.
1.6.3.4
  • Add caption to the tray icon so it appears in the notification area settings (#30)
  • Fixed an issue where the installer would corrupt the registry state (#33)
  • Fixed "disable for XX" options above 1 hour being off by half (#38, thanks @marvinlehmann)
  • Fixed some graphical inconsistencies
1.6.3.5
Changelist
  • Fixed users being able to use Enter, Space or Tab as a hotkey without modifiers. (#47)
  • Implement periodical autosaving for settings instead of relying on saving on exit. (#62)
  • Fixed Windows 8 start menu getting recognized as a full screen application. (#46)
  • Make early transitions (night to day) start at sunrise instead of ending at sunrise.
1.6.3.6
  • Fixed an error that would prevent some users from retrieving correct geoinfo (#58)
  • Fixed timers not triggering if they have overlapping intervals
  • Fixed typos in setting names in config file that correspond to update checking
  • Fixed config file being saved in unrecognized encoding
1.6.4
v1.6.4 (23-Jul-2018)
  • Improved the temperature calculation algorithm so that it works for those cases when sunset happens at night.
  • Changed the sunrise/sunset sliders in the UI to allow wider selection of options and with higher precision.
  • LightBulb will now become visible when the user clicks on the tray icon once, instead of twice. This change brings this behavior in line with most other applications.
  • Fixed an issue where LightBulb would consider some system windows as fullscreen when the 'Automatically hide taskbar' option is enabled.
  • Fixed an issue where LightBulb couldn't pull geolocational information (and as a result sunrise/sunset times too). Switched to a different service provider because the old one closed down.

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