Windows 10: Microsoft Is Building A Blue Light Reduction Feature For Redstone 2
Microsoft Is Building A Blue Light Reduction Feature For Redstone 2
Earlier this week, Microsoft released a new build of Windows 10
and seeing as we are now into the Redstone 2 development phase, new features are starting to show up in Insider builds. The newest feature uncovered will reduce the amount of blue light emitted late at night; currently known as ‘Blue light’, this tool appears to be very similar to f.lux.
For those not familiar with f.lux, the software adapts the color of your display to time of the day; most users associate this with the reduction of blue light in the evening hours. There are a few studies out there
that suggests blue light late at night can result in a less-restful sleep and in dark settings, less blue light is easier on the eyes.
This feature is likely coming to Windows 10 with the next release major release and TFWboredom
on Twitter found the first indications of this new tool. He was able to turn on a button in the Action center (although it does not currently function) that will eventually enable the feature...
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Interesting. I hope this gets implemented.
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Many top quality makes of Televisions have for years automatically adjusted their picture quality to the surrounding ambient circumstances....this concept is not new.....as for masking blue light to aid sleeping....maybe they should increase it during working hours to aid production......seems like a gimmick to me.
Currently using Redshift GUI
redshiftgui download | SourceForge.net
- found this more convenient, smaller and more flexible than f.lux
I'm willing to bet MS's offering doesn't have the neat options this has.
I've been using f.lux for years on and off.
Thanks for the link.. I'll look into this later on and thanks for the update Shawn. Again, I'll read up on that later on.
I'm typing this on my desktop computer..I normally don't leave my computer on all the time, but if I decide to leave my desktop running for an 'extended' period of time, I simply just press the power button on my monitor and turn off the display. So am I missing something in regards to possibly a new feature in a future release ?
I think you are This feature is about blue light 'pollution' in the evenings which makes you more fatigued that you should be. So reducing the blue light emitted by monitors is supposed to help with that.
But like you, I too turn my monitors off while not in use.
right all this may plausibly decent at night (YMMV ) but otherwise I have my screen at 15 min to sleep and the PC at 1 hr to sleep and high performance power settings so my Haswell Core i5 doesn't ramp in and out of a CPU low state /low core state and SSD /HDD are at ready states outside of sleep or whatever windows does in a high performance power plan sleep state which it all wakes up to lock screen and pin entry request decently from
At night I often shut down the PC and the monitor goes into a .3 watt ~3v standby just like turning a dumb TV off now so the monitor (itself) doesn't have to post on cold power up which isn't the best thing for the board level wet lytics or ASICS in a desktop monitor anyway but one could make the same argument for a PC configured to a similar low power sleep state and HDD off plan
This seems like such a useless gimmick.
I've enabled BitLocker (Win 10 Pro) on a Dell laptop Inspiron 5558 and all went well.
BUT.... When I power on the computer the familiar light blue BitLocker screen appears but there is no prompt to enter the key. Just a light blue...
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So turn on bit locker because i want to start encrypting my desktop computer and when i restart i get a light blue windows 10 screen. Anyone know whats going on?
I did the full disk encryption option at once and then it wanted to reboot. Not sure...