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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).

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    Matthew MacleanMatthew Maclean shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Started  ·  Alban RamponAdminAlban Rampon (Windows Product Manager, DisplayLink) responded  · 

    The implementation progresses. The first products we are working on are the DL-3000 and DL-5000 series and you can have an early preview on Windows 10 Anniversary Update onwards for these devices: http://www.displaylink.org/forum/showthread.php?p=82958#post82958

    Still a lot of work to do… Please do read the limitations before you start using it and use the forum for the feedback so it can be individually tracked and answered to.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • chenjingxiongchenjingxiong commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add functionality to adjust colors, gamma, contrast, brightness and other appropriate settings.

      • Rowen GunnRowen Gunn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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!!!

      • Alban RamponAdminAlban Rampon (Windows Product Manager, DisplayLink) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Brian,

        TL;DR: It's a big job and we don't do hack jobs so it takes time.

        Details:
        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.

      • Brian G. ShacklettBrian G. Shacklett commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is there anything that we, as consumers, can do to assist with this feature? Also, I'd still love to hear about anything Alpha/Beta that comes along.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Really appreciate if you can provide the feature to control the colour using flux through Display Link... Thanks....

      • AndrewAndrew commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        OK, thanks.

        Maybe I'm missing something then because my calibration do not seem to get applied to my monitors. Anything I need to do to make sure the settings are passed through?

      • Alban RamponAdminAlban Rampon (Windows Product Manager, DisplayLink) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @All. f.lux support is under analysis. We met with the f.lux developers to discuss an implementation which will keep working with new versions of f.lux.
        We are trying to think about to support individual colour correction rather than just an identical gamma curve change applied to all displays. However, we don't yet if it is possible.

        @Andrew. DDC/CI pass-through on DL-3000 and DL-5000 was released as part of 8.0 M0 so has been available already.

      • AndrewAndrew commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I use the Datacolor Spyder monitor calibration.

        As of Displaylink 8.1 I believe DCC/CI pass through is supported for DL-6950 devices only. Is that correct?

        Any update on when this might be available for DL-5900 products?

      • wladwlad commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        +1

        I've resorted to a dirty manual WORKAROUND for this:

        Using the OSD controls on the monitor itself to desaturate the green and blue until the colour matches the colour output of my laptop screen :-)

        Not ideal, and my colleagues probably get a bit confused/upset when they encounter a hotdesk where I've made this change and forgotten to revert it.

      • pdpd commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've been mistakenly stuck with a DisplayLink device without knowing I was purchasing one. The lack of F.lux support is the primary issue I have with the device. Reliably waking up from sleep is another issue, but the lack of F.lux due to color profiles is right up there as well.

        I'm looking around for laptop to multiple monitors solutions and at present, wherever I see DisplayLink I'm moving on quicklky due to the colour profiles issue.

        Can you provide an ETA on your progress on this? Your last update is half a year old.

      • MartinMartin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would be wonderful to have it. I am even considering to use other alternatives. I am using three monitors one with Display Link, It is a huge difference for my eyes.

      • VikingViking commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        And I'm using Windows 7 which is still business Standard. Please make this work for Windows 7

      • VikingViking commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just set up a new Targus dockinstation that uses DisplayLink. Was really disappointed when I noticed that my f.lux isn't working and really considering returning the docking station because of it. When your eyes are used to f.lux, having full brightness all the time is really a pain

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