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F.lux is some color management application. My problem, with multiple monitors, is that I multitask. There are not distinct movie watching times, and coding/working/browser times; It is just all at once. And while it is a great application for reading text, it is less good for watching movies or god forbid drawing.

If there anyway to disable/modify F.lux on a per window, or monitor basis? Maybe just a way to disable it for video output?

I did just find this on Reddit:

If the video is overlaid by hardware it won't be dimmed, otherwise it will.

Assuming their is not a more generic solution, how do I force VLC to use hardware overlay?


Windows 7, 64
NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT

  • Just tried turning on VLC 64 - Input/Hardware-accelerated decoding. And it did not make any difference for the color. But for one movie it make it play in a very very jerky manner. – Jonathon Feb 28 '14 at 15:45
  • I am also interested in this question. – Jon Sep 7 '14 at 4:32
  • Same. They need to add this feature. – Jack Aug 2 '16 at 22:14

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