Gnome 3.24 will have a blue light filter like mobiles

Blue light removal screen in Gnome 3.24

Although the next versions of Gnome do not have spectacular changes, the truth is that each new version is more functional than the previous one. If not long ago we had a complete map service, like Google Maps, now, with the new version of Gnome 3.24 we will have an interesting change: the elimination of blue light.

In recent years, blue light has been an enemy for many users who constantly used the computer or that they were in front of a monitor screen. This has finally been fixed on mobiles and now we can say that on Gnu / Linux as well.

The blue light emitted by screens is quite harmful for the health of our eyes if we are constantly looking at the screen. We can remove this blue light with external programs such as F.Lux, but the truth is that no desktop shows it by default. Gnome 3.24 will be the first desktop to implement this.

Gnome 3.24 will be the first desktop to include a blue light filter as standard

Thus, depending on the time of day, Gnome will reduce or eliminate the blue light from our monitor. We can do this automatically or manually. For it, we have to go to the Screen option on our Gnome desktop. There we will find the configuration options on the blue light as well as the rest of the usual configurations related to our monitor or the screen of our laptop.

These options will be available as of Gnome 3.24, the next version of Gnome that will be available in a few days for all. But if we really can't wait or need to reduce the emission of blue light, I recommend that you use the F.Lux program, a great alternative.

Personally I will continue to use F.Lux and not the Gnome 3.24 option because F.Lux takes into account our geographical position and Gnome 3.24 will use the time, being somewhat imprecise compared to the F.Lux option. But, both are free, so  Why not try both?


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  1.   RFOG said

    "Gnome 3.24 will be the first desktop to include a blue light filter as standard"

    Now here near. Windows announced it about half a year ago, and it's built into the Creators Update, which comes out in a month or so. And the next OS X (now macOS) brings it too. They're going for Beta 4, so the same thing is here in a week or two.

    Therefore "Gnome 3.24 will be the first * Linux * desktop to include a blue light filter as standard"

  2.   bichomen said

    'Therefore "Gnome 3.24 will be the first * Linux * desktop to include a blue light filter as standard"'

    Rather it will be:

    'Therefore "Gnome 3.24 will be the first * GNU / Linux * desktop to include a blue light filter as standard"'

    ;-)