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Jan 12, 2021 at 12:03 am #17083535
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The download is in %Temp% directory, so kill the SOS downloader when it gets stuck, then copy or move the successfully downloaded file from there, and then install it, make sure that any prior CareUEyes programs are stopped and not running.
What this needs is awareness of the actual sun-up and sun-down in our area rather than just fixed selectable hours.
I like the green background, though there are other ways to accomplish a green background in white screens and in program pages that reference the Windows registry to get their colors.
Yes, we can adjust color temp, but I generally adjust for brightest readability regardless of color, and I think I need to get a Pantone Huey color-calibration system just to stop driving myself crazy trying to adjust scans of artwork for satisfactory matching presentation.
This seems nice, but what do others do in this realm, such as IrisTech, and their free blue light filter, and so on?
.Jan 12, 2021 at 9:08 pm #17088654DaleGuest
[ @Dale] There was an option to run anyway, but instead I just bailed.Jan 12, 2021 at 11:47 pm #17089017Jan 13, 2021 at 7:18 am #17091447BleckerGuest
Thank you Ashraf and thank you Guys from CareUEyes for v2.
I’ve tested various ‘Dimmer’-Tools and prefer CareUEyes over it’s competition for 2½ years now.
Peter Blaise wrote:
“What this needs is awareness of the actual sun-up and sun-down in our area rather than just fixed selectable hours.”
Well, this would be a nice feature but is not a general solution. Just think of the poor students at Tromsø University in the north of Norway, where the sun will not go down for weeks in the midsummer but circle around them, while in the mid of winter the sun will not show up for weeks. Most people in North-Norway use special daylight lamps to avoid Winter-Depression. Staring at a dimmed Monitor all day would be counterproductive for them.
Tromsø certainly is an extreme, but it points out what CareUEyes is good for: Controlling light emission into one’s eyes apart from daylight. When working at a computer the monitor is the relevant source of light and has the greatest impact on melatonin production in the evening (melatonin = sleeping hormone).
I live in the north of Germany, where sunset is 10pm in midsummer (plus another 50 minutes to cross the twilight zone). In order to fall asleep easily I reduce light through the windows with sun-blinds (venetian blinds, shutters) and the light from the monitor with CareUEyes – both around 9pm.
In the winter time it’s worse: around midwinter sunset is at a quarter past four (at 5pm it’s pitch black outside). To stay awake and alert on cloudy day’s we have the ceiling lamps lit all day. And we don’t want our monitors to low down at 16:15 in the afternoon.
So ‘fixed selectable hours’ are essential for a tool like CareUEyes.
What I would like to have is a dimming phase of 10-15 minutes instead a simple switch from ‘Sunrise’ to ‘Sunset’ mode (and vice versa). A competitor has that and it feels better than CareUEyes switch-shock.
Alright, thanks againJan 13, 2021 at 8:08 am #17091706Peter BlaiseGuest
, our personal habits and personal lighting have become untethered to sun-up and sun-down, still, if the program is going to reference sun-up and sun-down, why not offer to know?
My computer has a light sensor, and many laptops also have cameras, so our computer can “know” the ambient lighting, and that is an opportunity to expand the program’s function, the way our smartphones change brightness depending on what their sensors tell them.
Agreed on the transition, otherwise, it can be jarring to switch immediately from one to another setting while in the middle of working as the ambient lighting changes.
I guess I just need to play with the control panel in the CareUEyes program to toggle between the settings I prefer at any time.
[ Editing ] mode is a waste for me, it’s shockingly disturbing and distracting, I will never use it, it looks like a Halloween display.
[ Reading ] mode is unavailable because I do not use Aero.
I can toggle between [ Health ] mode which is dimmer and redder for evening work, and [ Pause ] mode which is brightest and bluer for when I’m in bright daylight, depending on what I need at the moment.
However, I’m getting a Huey/X-Rite/Spyder-or-equivalent for screen and scan/camera calibration, so CarUEyes may become toggled on and off altogether.
Thanks for exploring and sharing.
What have others found – PLEASE SHARE.