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Recommendations: Helping older eyes

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Re: Recommendations: Helping older eyes

#11 Post by Mauser » Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:05 pm

Increase the DPI setting which will make everything look larger.

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Re: Recommendations: Helping older eyes

#12 Post by rootetsy » Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:59 pm

I'm right with the original poster on this. As I get older I can definitely feel the strain on my eyes after staring a computer screen for 10 hours every day. The DPI suggestion is great and I've been using that tactic for a while.

I haven't tried safeeyes yet but have tried some kind of blue light filter. I can't remember the name of it but I didn't really like that although it did help. So now I have a dark theme on EVERYTHING and that helps tremendously. It's tough to get right though because some things aren't really made for it. :(

For most apps the Ark-Dark theme works perfectly. I have had to modify the gtkrc file for a few apps to get them to look right but not much.

The biggest problem after that is the web. The ticket system we use at work is of course web based and it's all bright white. Ugh. That goes for most sites really so the contrast between the dark theme everywhere else and the lightness of the web was a problem for me.

I tried out a lot of automatic dark theme plugins for Firefox and I found that the one called "Dark Background and Light Text" works the best for me. It has 3 different methods it can use so if it causes a problem on a site you can switch it around and still have a dark theme. It does take some getting used to and I had to change all of the colors too. Otherwise it works great and after a couple of months I can say that the strain has definitely lessened for me.

Cheers!

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Re: Recommendations: Helping older eyes

#13 Post by Gerson » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:36 pm

A while ago I made a couple of articles referring to two applications f.lux and Redshif but wanting to use them in MX 17.1 although they are installed correctly and the coordinates are well defined, they do not work.
Any solution?
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Hace un tiempo hice un par de artículos referentes a dos aplicaciones f.lux y Redshif pero al querer usarlas en MX 17.1 aunque se instalan correctamente y están bien definidas las coordenadas, no funcionan.
¿Alguna solución?
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Re: Recommendations: Helping older eyes

#14 Post by oops » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:48 pm

Hello,
FI: I have redshift, and alternatively: "advanced-night-mode" plugin for palemoon browser, and "switching+theme" (from fehlix idea)

https://forum.mxlinux.org/viewtopic.php ... hing+theme
http://addons.palemoon.org/addon/advanced-night-mode/

Edit: my redshift config:

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;# https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/redshift
;#~/.config/redshift.conf

; Global settings for redshift
[redshift]
; Set the day and night screen temperatures (Neutral is 6500K)
temp-day=5700
temp-night=3500

; Enable/Disable a smooth transition between day and night
; 0 will cause a direct change from day to night screen temperature.
; 1 will gradually increase or decrease the screen temperature.
transition=1

; Set the screen brightness. Default is 1.0.
;brightness=0.9
; It is also possible to use different settings for day and night
; since version 1.8.
;brightness-day=0.7
;brightness-night=0.4
; Set the screen gamma (for all colors, or each color channel
; individually)
gamma=0.8
;gamma=0.8:0.7:0.8
; This can also be set individually for day and night since
; version 1.10.
;gamma-day=0.8:0.7:0.8
;gamma-night=0.6

; Set the location-provider: 'geoclue2' or 'manual'
; type 'redshift -l list' to see possible values.
; The location provider settings are in a different section.
location-provider=manual

; Set the adjustment-method: 'randr', 'vidmode'
; type 'redshift -m list' to see all possible values.
; 'randr' is the preferred method, 'vidmode' is an older API.
; but works in some cases when 'randr' does not.
; The adjustment method settings are in a different section.
adjustment-method=randr

; Configuration of the location-provider:
; type 'redshift -l PROVIDER:help' to see the settings.
; ex: 'redshift -l manual:help'
; Keep in mind that longitudes west of Greenwich (e.g. the Americas)
; are negative numbers.
[manual]
lat=48.85
lon=2.34

; #Latitude and longitude coordinates for Paris here, France: Decimal lat-long coordinates are 48.85341, 2.3488.

; Configuration of the adjustment-method
; type 'redshift -m METHOD:help' to see the settings.
; ex: 'redshift -m randr:help'
; In this example, randr is configured to adjust screen 1.
; Note that the numbering starts from 0, so this is actually the
; second screen. If this option is not specified, Redshift will try
; to adjust _all_ screens.
[randr]
;screen=1
... The only thing missing for me, is the ability to switch with the same desktop button, the MX theme and the Palemoon theme in the same time.
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Re: Recommendations: Helping older eyes

#15 Post by whiskerc » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:16 pm

Hi gerson,

Do you have a ~/.config/redshift.conf? If you have redshift and redshift-gtk installed correctly, there should be a menu option for "Redshift". Once launched, there should be a redshift icon in the panel status area. With the Papirus icons, it looks like a lightbulb.

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Re: Recommendations: Helping older eyes

#16 Post by sunrat » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:52 pm

whiskerc wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:16 pm
Do you have a ~/.config/redshift.conf? If you have redshift and redshift-gtk installed correctly, there should be a menu option for "Redshift". Once launched, there should be a redshift icon in the panel status area. With the Papirus icons, it looks like a lightbulb.
Indeed, Redshift should "Just Work™" if you have those 2 packages installed, with a menu widget to use for configuration.
I think the default colour temp is 6500K. I use 5500k for daytime and 4500k at night. You can use it to manage brightness as well.

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Re: Recommendations: Helping older eyes

#17 Post by Jerry3904 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:11 pm

I wonder if people would be interested in boiling this down to a nice Wiki entry? If you all can draft it up, then I will do final editing and formatting.
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Re: Recommendations: Helping older eyes

#18 Post by Gordon Cooper » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:41 am

That would be a good idea Jerry. I use f.lux but had to change something in config (?) to get it working automatically. Still trying to remember the detail.
Eyesight is not the only thing to deteriorate with the years. On this theme, I needed lens replacement surgery about 3 years ago to save my sight. Now, can drive without glasses, but for this work on the computer have retained the old desktop with a 20" screen and built a small pedestal so that said screen is right in front of me, and kinks in the neck are eliminated. Another move to reduce eyestrain is dark curtains behind the desk so that screen brightness can be reduced.
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Re: Recommendations: Helping older eyes

#19 Post by Gerson » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:27 am

I reinstalled Redshift but I could not configure it to accept my coordinates.
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Re: Recommendations: Helping older eyes

#20 Post by whiskerc » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:52 am

Hi Gerson,

Geoclue is not installed by default. Redshift is trying to find your longitude and latitude.

You should have a configuration file which exactly matches the one in oops's post 14: http://forum.mxlinux.org/viewtopic.php? ... 03#p458861).

Check to see if you have a ~/.config/redshift.conf file. Create one if you do not.

Replace the contents of your ~/.config/redshift.conf with those in post 14.

Oops' file uses the longitude and latitude for Paris, France. Redshift will work fine with these settings. If you want it to match the night and day for your location, then change:

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lat=48.85
lon=2.34
to match your location.

Hope this helps.

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