F.lux colour management doesn't work in fullscreen mode
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Hello, I think a lot of people use their computers at evenings or even at nights. When is dark in your room and you look at your bright monitor it's not good for our eyes. Monitor blinds you. I think F.lux is the solution. It makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day. It's really great but it's not what I wanted to ask. F.lux works perfect at the desktop, at windowed applications etc. But there is one big problem: it doesn't work in fullscreen mode in most of games. On F.lux website other Nvidia cards users confirm it. ManuelG can you look closer to help us solve this problem, please? EDIT 13th of December 2012 [b]I have found workaround how to use temperature colour same as F.lux (3400K - night) and keep it in full screen.[/b] It's not perfect but works and will work always. First I've found color temperature table with RGB values: http://www.vendian.org/mncharity/dir3/blackbody/UnstableURLs/bbr_color.html Seconly I entered my LG FLATRON W2452T 24" to service mode. There are two important settings: 9300 K profile with some RGB values and 6500K profile with all RGB values at 255. The solution is just find 3400K (or if you want different) values in color temperature table on the page listed above and set them to 9300K profile in your monitor service mode menu. Now when you notice that F.lux has started changing color temperature to 3400K - night you can just exit the application and switch your monitor service profile to 9300K which uses same values like 3400K F.lux. Of course during day I will use 6500K display profile to get normal colours back. Nothing will change your monitor [b]HARDWARE[/b] color "calibration".
Hello,

I think a lot of people use their computers at evenings or even at nights. When is dark in your room and you look at your bright monitor it's not good for our eyes. Monitor blinds you. I think F.lux is the solution. It makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day. It's really great but it's not what I wanted to ask.

F.lux works perfect at the desktop, at windowed applications etc. But there is one big problem: it doesn't work in fullscreen mode in most of games. On F.lux website other Nvidia cards users confirm it.

ManuelG can you look closer to help us solve this problem, please?

EDIT 13th of December 2012

I have found workaround how to use temperature colour same as F.lux (3400K - night) and keep it in full screen. It's not perfect but works and will work always.
First I've found color temperature table with RGB values: http://www.vendian.org/mncharity/dir3/blackbody/UnstableURLs/bbr_color.html
Seconly I entered my LG FLATRON W2452T 24" to service mode. There are two important settings: 9300 K profile with some RGB values and 6500K profile with all RGB values at 255. The solution is just find 3400K (or if you want different) values in color temperature table on the page listed above and set them to 9300K profile in your monitor service mode menu.

Now when you notice that F.lux has started changing color temperature to 3400K - night you can just exit the application and switch your monitor service profile to 9300K which uses same values like 3400K F.lux.

Of course during day I will use 6500K display profile to get normal colours back.

Nothing will change your monitor HARDWARE color "calibration".

Graphics card: Asus GeForce GTS 250 Dark Knight 1 GB GDDR3
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400
Motherboard: Asus P5E-VM DO bios 0902
Memory: 6 GB DDR2 RAM
Monitor: LG FLATRON W2452T 24"
Operating system: Windows 7 x64 SP1
Sound card: Realtek ALC883
PSU: Fortron 500W FSP500 60GLN(80)

#1
Posted 04/12/2012 10:35 AM   
most custom color settings for monitors are reset back defualts upon running a full screen game. this is a fault of windows and how it manages the profiles.
most custom color settings for monitors are reset back defualts upon running a full screen game. this is a fault of windows and how it manages the profiles.

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#2
Posted 04/12/2012 03:36 PM   
It's interesting that F.lux works for some games and doesn't work in others. I checked and it work for few my games like: Alice: Madness Returns, Crysis (DX10), GTA IV, Just Case 2 (DX10) but doesn't work for most games eg. Serious Sam series and many more...

Can you do something with drivers to make F.lux compatible for all fullscreen applications/games?
It's interesting that F.lux works for some games and doesn't work in others. I checked and it work for few my games like: Alice: Madness Returns, Crysis (DX10), GTA IV, Just Case 2 (DX10) but doesn't work for most games eg. Serious Sam series and many more...



Can you do something with drivers to make F.lux compatible for all fullscreen applications/games?

Graphics card: Asus GeForce GTS 250 Dark Knight 1 GB GDDR3
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400
Motherboard: Asus P5E-VM DO bios 0902
Memory: 6 GB DDR2 RAM
Monitor: LG FLATRON W2452T 24"
Operating system: Windows 7 x64 SP1
Sound card: Realtek ALC883
PSU: Fortron 500W FSP500 60GLN(80)

#3
Posted 04/12/2012 07:28 PM   
its flaw in the windows color control scheme when it comes to fullscreen, windowed stuff is fine. this something people been try to get nvidia to put in driver level but they have not done so todate, its the lest of there worries atm
its flaw in the windows color control scheme when it comes to fullscreen, windowed stuff is fine. this something people been try to get nvidia to put in driver level but they have not done so todate, its the lest of there worries atm

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#4
Posted 04/12/2012 10:35 PM   
Ye, but windowed mode where FXAA and Adaptive Vsync doesn't work isn't solution /blarg.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':/' /> F.lux doesn't install any drivers so I think Nvidia can provide option to force colour management by F.lux.
Ye, but windowed mode where FXAA and Adaptive Vsync doesn't work isn't solution /blarg.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':/' /> F.lux doesn't install any drivers so I think Nvidia can provide option to force colour management by F.lux.

Graphics card: Asus GeForce GTS 250 Dark Knight 1 GB GDDR3
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400
Motherboard: Asus P5E-VM DO bios 0902
Memory: 6 GB DDR2 RAM
Monitor: LG FLATRON W2452T 24"
Operating system: Windows 7 x64 SP1
Sound card: Realtek ALC883
PSU: Fortron 500W FSP500 60GLN(80)

#5
Posted 04/13/2012 10:39 AM   
[quote name='mysteriously' date='13 April 2012 - 10:39 AM' timestamp='1334313550' post='1395737']
Ye, but windowed mode where FXAA and Adaptive Vsync doesn't work isn't solution /blarg.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':/' /> F.lux doesn't install any drivers so I think Nvidia can provide option to force colour management by F.lux.
[/quote]


I agree. Wouldn't hurt :)
[quote name='mysteriously' date='13 April 2012 - 10:39 AM' timestamp='1334313550' post='1395737']

Ye, but windowed mode where FXAA and Adaptive Vsync doesn't work isn't solution /blarg.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':/' /> F.lux doesn't install any drivers so I think Nvidia can provide option to force colour management by F.lux.







I agree. Wouldn't hurt :)

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#6
Posted 04/13/2012 02:40 PM   
Nvidia?
Nvidia?

Graphics card: Asus GeForce GTS 250 Dark Knight 1 GB GDDR3
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400
Motherboard: Asus P5E-VM DO bios 0902
Memory: 6 GB DDR2 RAM
Monitor: LG FLATRON W2452T 24"
Operating system: Windows 7 x64 SP1
Sound card: Realtek ALC883
PSU: Fortron 500W FSP500 60GLN(80)

#7
Posted 04/18/2012 12:09 AM   
Bump
Bump

Graphics card: Asus GeForce GTS 250 Dark Knight 1 GB GDDR3
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400
Motherboard: Asus P5E-VM DO bios 0902
Memory: 6 GB DDR2 RAM
Monitor: LG FLATRON W2452T 24"
Operating system: Windows 7 x64 SP1
Sound card: Realtek ALC883
PSU: Fortron 500W FSP500 60GLN(80)

#8
Posted 04/24/2012 06:31 PM   
Can you guys make drivers fully compatible with f.lux?
Can you guys make drivers fully compatible with f.lux?

Graphics card: Asus GeForce GTS 250 Dark Knight 1 GB GDDR3
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400
Motherboard: Asus P5E-VM DO bios 0902
Memory: 6 GB DDR2 RAM
Monitor: LG FLATRON W2452T 24"
Operating system: Windows 7 x64 SP1
Sound card: Realtek ALC883
PSU: Fortron 500W FSP500 60GLN(80)

#9
Posted 05/07/2012 02:49 PM   
Nvidia?
Nvidia?

Graphics card: Asus GeForce GTS 250 Dark Knight 1 GB GDDR3
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400
Motherboard: Asus P5E-VM DO bios 0902
Memory: 6 GB DDR2 RAM
Monitor: LG FLATRON W2452T 24"
Operating system: Windows 7 x64 SP1
Sound card: Realtek ALC883
PSU: Fortron 500W FSP500 60GLN(80)

#10
Posted 05/25/2012 08:30 PM   
Guys, please...
Guys, please...

Graphics card: Asus GeForce GTS 250 Dark Knight 1 GB GDDR3
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400
Motherboard: Asus P5E-VM DO bios 0902
Memory: 6 GB DDR2 RAM
Monitor: LG FLATRON W2452T 24"
Operating system: Windows 7 x64 SP1
Sound card: Realtek ALC883
PSU: Fortron 500W FSP500 60GLN(80)

#11
Posted 06/06/2012 09:02 PM   
Any response from Nvidia?
Any response from Nvidia?

Graphics card: Asus GeForce GTS 250 Dark Knight 1 GB GDDR3
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400
Motherboard: Asus P5E-VM DO bios 0902
Memory: 6 GB DDR2 RAM
Monitor: LG FLATRON W2452T 24"
Operating system: Windows 7 x64 SP1
Sound card: Realtek ALC883
PSU: Fortron 500W FSP500 60GLN(80)

#12
Posted 06/14/2012 10:42 PM   
Bump
Bump

Graphics card: Asus GeForce GTS 250 Dark Knight 1 GB GDDR3
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400
Motherboard: Asus P5E-VM DO bios 0902
Memory: 6 GB DDR2 RAM
Monitor: LG FLATRON W2452T 24"
Operating system: Windows 7 x64 SP1
Sound card: Realtek ALC883
PSU: Fortron 500W FSP500 60GLN(80)

#13
Posted 06/19/2012 10:58 PM   
As far as I know this is actually a problem with DirectX not the drivers. As some developers choose to support it and will factor in active color profiles. Either Microsoft needs to force this via a DirectX update or all game developers will have to patch it in.

A driver change won't fix this.
As far as I know this is actually a problem with DirectX not the drivers. As some developers choose to support it and will factor in active color profiles. Either Microsoft needs to force this via a DirectX update or all game developers will have to patch it in.



A driver change won't fix this.

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#14
Posted 06/21/2012 09:12 PM   
Yay, this is interesting what you said [b]Shadowdane[/b].
If I run any DirectX 9 game F.lux colour management doesn't work. Something messes up there. If I run any DirectX 10 game F.lux colour management works fine.

For my friend who owns Ati Radeon card F.lux colour management works in all games.

Related issue: http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=209267&st=0
Yay, this is interesting what you said Shadowdane.

If I run any DirectX 9 game F.lux colour management doesn't work. Something messes up there. If I run any DirectX 10 game F.lux colour management works fine.



For my friend who owns Ati Radeon card F.lux colour management works in all games.



Related issue: http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=209267&st=0

Graphics card: Asus GeForce GTS 250 Dark Knight 1 GB GDDR3
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400
Motherboard: Asus P5E-VM DO bios 0902
Memory: 6 GB DDR2 RAM
Monitor: LG FLATRON W2452T 24"
Operating system: Windows 7 x64 SP1
Sound card: Realtek ALC883
PSU: Fortron 500W FSP500 60GLN(80)

#15
Posted 06/22/2012 10:23 AM   
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