Enhance your monitor screen with f.lux

F.Lux Last week we saw how two new versions of two of the most popular Gnu / Linux distributions came out, in the coming weeks we will see more new versions which will make more than one delete and install the operating system again, an ideal operation to test the next software that will improve not only our team but also our performance on it.

F.Lux is a program / script that modifies the brightness of the monitor according to the geographical and time position that we have in such a way that the fatigue caused by the constant brightness does not exist or is less. This script, which is now a program, was born for the Gnu / Linux world and is gradually expanding to more platforms such as Windows or MacOS.

Installation is simple and although the script exists to run on any distribution, the developers recommend using distros with deb packages. Thus, its sample distro is Ubuntu, although it may well be valid for Linux Mint, Fedora, Debian, etc…. anyone is worth. To be able to do it through a repository, the installation would be done by opening a terminal and typing the following:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kilian/f.lux
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install fluxgui

Once f.lux is installed, we execute it and a dialog will appear where we will have to insert the latitude and altitude of our position, data that we can obtain thanks to Google Maps. Once we have entered this data, we save it and the brightness will self-adjust to our time zone and position. But f.lux will not run automatically so we will have to insert it into startup programs so that every time we turn on the system, f.lux will run, but after turning off the pc, f.lux will stop manipulating the monitor and we will not notice their efects.

F.Lux will make our monitor take care of the health of our eyes

F.lux is one of those programs that are worth having on our computer and in our system since for a small price of 0 euros, we can have a monitor suitable for the health of our eyes and without making any physical modification, just installing a little program. If you still have doubts, you can only do one thing, try it in a virtual machine and you will see how it will convince you.

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  1.   Andrew C said

    How to install on MX Linux?