Changes the colour temperature of websites.
G.lux is an unofficial variation of F.lux, a desktop app that automatically changes the colour temperature of your monitor as the sun goes down. Monitors are typically daylight balanced, which can interfere with your sleep cycle when using them after sunset. The human brain wants to be ‘awake’ when it sees daylight, so the idea here is that we can change the screen colour temperature at night to a “tungsten” or orange-balanced colour.
This is an alternative for users who are unable to install, or do not want to install F.lux, such as:
-Chrome OS users.
-Users who do not have administrative rights on the computer (perhaps a workplace or a school).
-Only want to change the colour temperature on your browser.
Notes and known issues:
-The colour change does not happen automatically. Future releases will allow users to have the colour temperature automatically change with the time of day.
-It is suggested that you select a dark theme for Chrome, given that this extension only changes the colour temperature of the page(s) your viewing, and not the omnibar/tabs at the top of the browser. You may also wish to use Chrome in Full-screen mode in order to circumvent this problem.
-The colour change only comes into effect when the page has been refreshed. This is because the extension is a 'filter' being put on top of a website, and the whole page has to load before it can be injected. I'm working on a solution.
-Custom colours (now supported!) do not re-populate in the selection list or sample window after closing and re-opening the popup.
Changelog version 2.6:
-Fixed an issue that was causing errors on some supported versions of Chrome.
Changelog version 2.5:
-Support for custom colours!
Changelog version 2.0:
-Manifest version 2
-Popup makeover by Cameron Monagle!
-Popup closes after selecting colour
-Colour examples are highlighted
-Automatic Time of day temperature change
-Schedulable colour changes