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Adjust screen brightness automatically at night

Some days spending a whole day in front of the monitor may be more strenuous on the eyes than desirable. In order to mitigate the problem I have done several things such as reducing the brightness of the monitor and using paler and darker colors where possible (such as non-white background for web pages).

That helps, but once I noticed that the "6.5K" color scheme (sometimes labeled "reading" in monitor settings) works even better than dark backgrounds and reduced brightness.

I was wondering if there is anything I can use to auto-adjust the temperature of the colors without going through the awkward monitor menu.

Both Windows and nix* specific answers are welcome.

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marked as duplicate by Karan, Canadian Luke, 8088, Synetech, BBlake Dec 3 '12 at 19:08

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Try f.lux - from the page -

it makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day

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