Support f.lux and Night Light on Windows
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).
The new estimate of delivery for f.lux, night mode, and monitor calibration on Windows 10 Creators Update onwards is for release 9.0, planned before the end of 2018. When a 9.0 Alpha or Beta is issued, you will be able to try the feature on products based on the DL-3000, DL-5000 and DL-6000 series ASICs.
f.lux has enabled some support for DisplayLink indirect displays (Windows 10)
You can download f.lux from https://justgetflux.com/
Because of the issue with gamma tables in the Anniversary Update, we will not be able to enable this feature by default on that OS. Your feedback validates our testing with issue seeing the login screen as Windows may send black gamma tables instead of default which is not acceptable for people who didn't ask for that feature! You can use the current trick from the forums though.
Windows 10 Creators Update has the fix so we will enable support by default. Engineering is currently testing on Windows 7 - Windows 10 TH2 (build 10586). If testing goes well, then gamma table will be supported from DisplayLink driver v8.3 on devices whose Hardware ID starts with USB\VID_17e9&PID_43 which is the majority of devices in the field.
Devices whose Hardware ID starts with USB\VID_17e9&PID_6 are next in line but we have already identified restrictions on HDMI during feasibility study.
Devices whose Hardware ID starts with USB\VID_17e9&PID_FF will come later.
Devices whose Hardware ID starts with USB\VID_17e9&PID_0 and USB\VID_17e9&PID_40 cannot have new features added once they are in the field so will not get new features.
Luke H commented
To answer the question below, No— 10.12.4 "Night Mode" doesn't work (yet). Hopefully somehow, someday it will be supported.
Has anyone tested to see if macOS 10.12.4 beta's Night Mode works with DL? I assume because it's system based it's likely it would...?
My ThinkPad USB3.0 hub had the hardware IDs mentioned. Install and directions were clear. f.lux now works on my dual display setup. Thanks so much!
Great, f.lux works, W10 + i-tec display adapter, beta drive & string EnableGammaRamp=true.
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.