Support flux by allowing color calibration
Flux will reduce the amount of blue light emitted by the screen which aids going to bed. As it stands, there is no support for color calibration to DisplayLink connected monitors. DCC/CI commands are supported, but there are issues that make it not a viable solution (http://superuser.com/questions/257606/is-there-a-work-around-to-configure-brightness-or-color-on-a-displaylink-monitor).
I work from a Lenovo MIIX 700 device with dual monitors setup. One monitor is powered by the intel adapter (which FLUX works on) and the other by my DisplayLink dock. The DisplayLink monitor doesn't support Flux sadly.
Please let F.lux work on displaylink adapters. It REALLY helps with eye strain after spending 8-10 hours staring at a screen everyday.
Now the analysis for the feature has completed, the implementation has started. Contrast and brightness are already supported through DDC/CI and we are now developing gamma curve modification. The first products we are working on are the DL-3000 and DL-5000 series.
Justin R commented
Hi I am on Ubuntu and using a program called Redshift, which is similar to F.lux. I do not know how to adjust brightness either..please help
How soon will it support Dell D3100 dockin station?
Henrik Christiansen commented
Thanks! I found the setting for getting email notifications on new comments, so I suppose I'll catch any exciting updates fairly easily. Thanks!
@Henrik, best channel is here. When ready I will communicate how to try for those who want and have the adequate hardware and OS. I'll probably open a new forum board for the colour correction feedback on Windows. Testing will tell me when it's ready.
Henrik Christiansen commented
What's the best channel to be updated on the progress (or more specifically; when a public beta is available) for this feature?
I just bought a Lenovo dock using DisplayLink technology, and the F.lux support is surely missed.
Hello Piotr, our Mac team is starting evaluating if it possible. We have met issues with another part on Mac (DDC/CI) so this is not a straight forward port from Windows.
Hello Sven, very nice monitor, I use it for trade shows as it's light. This device will not be supported in the initial version version. We are still unsure about possibility. They are built differently and already have gamma curve tables which manufacturers like Asus would use to calibrate them in factory depending on panel used. We need to see if we can override the feature. Investigating is definitely planned.
Piotr Zientarski commented
I hope it will be for macOS, I have a device (VID: 0x17e9, PID: 0x4300) and I use it everyday (as well as f.lux) so I can help test it
I was searching for a small size full HD monitor today and came across the ASUS MB169B+.
What are the plans for f.lux support on that USB display?
Count me in as another tester
Alex Fox commented
This is awesome news, Alban! Thanks to you and your team. Count me in for the development build testing!
@johan and all. The products which will first be supported have their hardware ID starting with USB\VID_17e9&PID_43. You can get the hardware ID from Device Manager in the device details (see how to find the HWID in http://support.displaylink.com/knowledgebase/articles/544834#otherdevices).
Once I have a development build, I will probably create a forum board.
This is great news... keeping fingers crossed that this will work on my Targus docking station
Really great to know you are working on a new version with f.lux support ;)
if you need some tester... I can !
I'm sad to find that my Asus usb external monitor can't do f.lux... This won't be fun. If you think it's possible to support, please do.
It's not been "planned" for two years Rowen...
We need f.lux support!
Please add functionality to adjust colors, gamma, contrast, brightness and other appropriate settings.
Rowen Gunn commented
So it's "planned" but never released?! It's been 2 years... it doesn't take that long to add in FLUX support. Please our eyes are begging you, add FLUX support!!!
TL;DR: It's a big job and we don't do hack jobs so it takes time.
f.lux support is under analysis. This requires extensive firmware and some host software work.
There are 10s of millions of devices in the field with a bit more than one version of Windows, some with one display, some with two, some with three... Some with HDMI, VGA, DisplayPort, DVI, and a combination of everything.
Today, we do not modify the image in any way, we take the output of the graphics card. This is brand new feature that is requested, not just a tweak. This new feature MUST NOT, in any way, create issues when not in use (so in most cases). We need to setup brand new test rigs and test suite to defend it.
I have deleted injurious comments from Marek Ziel (Apsik).