Support Night Shift and f.lux for Mac OS
As documented, there is work underway for Windows to support f.lux. However, I haven't seen any clear communication that support Night Shift of f.lux on Mac OS is in the works as neither are supported via DisplayLink. It would be really nice to have these options on Mac.
Blue light reduction on DL-3000, DL-5000 and DL-6000 series delivered via f.lux and DisplayLink Manager 1.7
f.lux is available from https://justgetflux.com.
Should you have questions or meet issues, please create a support ticket by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org as individual cases can't be analysed through the idea board.
Evgeny Barannikov commented
I can hardly work with f.lux support enabled: the display refresh rate drops, the screens lag as if they fall back in time, erasing symbols and lines I just entered. Night Shift only works on built-in display, my two external 1980x1080 displays do not follow the colour changes. Please, fix either.
Lincoln Baxter, III commented
Still doesn't work with True Tone.
I can live without Night Shift because F.lux is functionally equivalent (mostly), but F.lux doesn't support anything that replicates the functionality of True Tone, which is a feature I can't live without.
Is this on the road map? Where can we see what's happening with it?
ANA NYMOUS commented
Finally got it working with an M1 Macbook Pro and a dock with DL-6950 chipset. Make sure you're NOT using HDMI cables or it won't work. For instance, using DP to DVI works but HDMI to DVI cables DO NOT work with my setup.
Merill Fernando commented
Works brilliantly with f.lux! Thanks so much!!!!!
f.lux still can't work on DL-6950 chipset for m1 macbook air
Jesper van den Ende commented
I was having a conversation with the support team and it turns out I do have the right chipset. So f.lux not working is not intended. I was about to send them my log files but it seems I can no longer continue the conversation because my emails keep getting bounced back :(
@Johannes make sure that the Location Services (System Preferences -> Privacy) is enabled generally but also specifically for Flux. Otherwise I can't determine your approx. location in order to schedule everything automatically.
It's good to see some progress and I'm ok with using f.lux if it was a good alternative to Night Shift.
However, I can only seem to get it working on an automated schedule, which is useless for me living in Scandinavia. If my screen automatically dims at 22:30 (sunset) when I go to bed I might not dim it at all.
Is there a way to manually switch between the different modes on flux? I wasn't able to find one.
FYI, this only works with f.lux, not macOS's Night Shift.
Darren Ho commented
I was excited to see this notification BUT it is not working for my M1 Macbook.
For context I'm using this displaylink dock:
LENOVO THINKPAD HYBRID USB-C WITH USB-A DOCK
Jesper van den Ende commented
How do I know what chipset I have? It doesn't seem to be working for me.
FINALLY we have at least f.lux support. And it works on my displaylink...THANKS
Kyle Stay commented
This should not be completed until Night Shift is supported. 3rd Party software isn't and shouldn't be required.
Victor P commented
Installed Flux, installed 1.7, enabled "Allow flux" in options but it does not work on DL-6950 chipset.
Christian Lambert commented
I wouldn't say it's completed but, I'd say it's implemented. Night Shift doesn't work, but f.lux is definitely better than nothing.
Nathaniel Fuhr commented
I know DisplayLink for MacOS should have built in support for native Nightshift functionality, but it doesn't so I found a work around by using Screen Tint from the app store, which works perfect with monitors connected through DisplayLink, only costs 2 bucks, was well worth it.
Ivan Fung commented
We need this badly! plz!!
Matt Cavanagh commented
Please can this feature be considered for release to Displaylink drivers for Mac. Nightshift is essentially paramount in this day and age, especially for those who suffer from headaches from bright light sources.
Kenn Goh commented
5 years later any progress yetttt
Bhavik Singh commented
I need this please