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Recommendations: Helping older eyes

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Re: Recommendations: Helping older eyes

#21 Post by Gerson » Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:08 am

Thank you @whiskerc
I made it simpler.
From Synaptic install "geoclude" and then I started Redshift and automatically made the location and place the coordinates correctly for it to work.
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Re: Recommendations: Helping older eyes

#22 Post by whiskerc » Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:21 am

Excellent gerson.

After a week or so, if you disable redshift temporarily, you might be surprised to see how glaringly bright the screen looks without it.

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Re: Recommendations: Helping older eyes

#23 Post by KBD » Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:37 pm

Dark themes for browsers can also be easy on the eyes. I'm using dark themes with both Chrome and Firefox.

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Re: Recommendations: Helping older eyes

#24 Post by Caesar2 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:05 pm

I use a Firefox add on called Dark View. Also, I use gamma, a terminal program that may already be installed on your system.
For movies:

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xgamma -gamma 1.5
For web and other stuff:

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xgamma -gamma 0.6
If you set gamma to 0.0 your screen will go black and you will have to do a hard reboot.
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Re: Recommendations: Helping older eyes

#25 Post by Caesar2 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:08 pm

Jerry3904 wrote:
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.
Jerry, I have done this. How can I get it to you as a text file?
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Re: Recommendations: Helping older eyes

#26 Post by Jerry3904 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:54 pm

That's great! Can you paste it into a PM? If not, then use the Manual address: manual AT mxlinux DOT org
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Re: Recommendations: Helping older eyes

#27 Post by stevedude » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:51 pm

I'm going to be 60 soon so I know how you feel. Not to re-hash this thread, but all of the things mentioned so far have helped me; Redshift, Dark Themes, Icon Sizing, Font Sizing. Also, panel sizing helps and I like muted style backgrounds for my desktop. Right now I use "mxreflection_by_ant_ony" which is one of the stock MX Linux backgrounds. I find light backgrounds too harsh, but soft, blurred backgrounds or darker backgrounds help me and I like contrasting folders too https://forum.mxlinux.org/viewtopic.php ... 30#p458730.

Lastly, I also tried the "High Contrast" icons that are a part of the default set with MX LInux, those work well too with the right corresponding theme.
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Re: Recommendations: Helping older eyes

#28 Post by Gerson » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:35 pm

Update: To avoid problems in the operation of Redshift I recommend installing packages from Synaptic:
- Redshift
- Redshift-gtk
- geoclue-2.0
- gir1.2-geoclude-2.0
- libgeoclue2
- libgeocode-glib0
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Re: Recommendations: Helping older eyes

#29 Post by wulf » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:17 pm

I have Redshift set to 2500K for night time, but nevertheless, as your eyes adjust, some web pages, especially online newspapers, can still be glaringly bright. I've been using an extension called Night Shift Pro that manipulates css as opposed to simply inverting colours, and I'm quite impressed with the results of it so far. I think it might only be available for Firefox based browsers though..

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Re: Recommendations: Helping older eyes

#30 Post by dreamer » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:51 pm

I like Iris. It's not FOSS and I think a license is $15. What's good about Iris is that it controls both Color temperature (blue light) and brightness. Right now I'm using 5200K and 60% brightness. In the paid version you can set day and night levels as you wish. I think there is a free version with fixed values.

https://iristech.co/

PS It is/was a good product. Now you have to register your e-mail to download. Sorry for recommending this. :footinmouth:

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