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Windows 10 Creators Update Night Light New Windows Feature

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Bobby_Tables #1 Posted 22 March 2017 - 02:35 AM

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So.... I am on the fast ring trying out new Windows updates.  I used to try them out inside Virtual Machines, but game play was spotty at best so I decided to throw caution to the wind and use my primary computer.  Luckily I have redundant backups.  

 

Anyway... there is a new feature in the next Windows 10 release called Night Light.  For those of you familiar with later model iPads and maybe Andriod (dunno, do not use Android) there is a feature which reduces the amount of blue light after certain hours.  Now, Windows 10 will do that once the Creators Update is released to the general public.  I have used it for the past week or so and I love it in WOWP.  For those of you who collect screen shots, it can create more dramatic (imo) shading on the plane based on the position against the sun.

 

In terms of well lit battlefields, I like it.  Even in dimly lit battlefields I like the effect it has at night.  Only issue I have is if I alt-tab to a web page such as this, sometimes I will lose night light and have to go back into settings.  I have sent in a bug report to Microsoft.

 

Oh yeah, totally unrelated, but there is a setting for Gaming (under settings) whereby you can tell it to optimize games.  It supposedly shuts down non-critical processes but I have not seen any gain in FPS or Ping.  Could be a setup issue, but I doubt it as the options are rudimentary at best.  

 

Anyway, for those of you who like to capture screen prints, this new Windows Mode might add a dimension to your pictures.  If you want to try it pre-release you will need to sign up as a Windows Insider.  Otherwise, it is coming Soon (but by Microsoft terms you can take that to mean weeks rather than "whenever we feel like getting to it").  


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BrushWolf #2 Posted 22 March 2017 - 04:44 AM

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Interesting but what purpose is there to reducing light in the blue range?

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View PostBrushWolf, on 21 March 2017 - 10:44 PM, said:

Interesting but what purpose is there to reducing light in the blue range?

 

 well long ago it was stated that using blue light help make you smarter so maybe they trying to reverse a trend  lol

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I grew up with a lot of black light and I am partier.

Maybe there is truth to blue light making you smarter

 



MARS_REVENANT #5 Posted 22 March 2017 - 12:02 PM

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If the feature is what I think it is, it reduces light from that spectrum at night as that light prevents your body from releasing melatonin which helps you sleep.  Sitting in front of a screen right up till bed time is bad for your sleep cycle.

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View PostMARS_REVENANT, on 22 March 2017 - 07:02 AM, said:

If the feature is what I think it is, it reduces light from that spectrum at night as that light prevents your body from releasing seratonin which helps you sleep.  Sitting in front of a screen right up till bed time is bad for your sleep cycle.

 

Ah, that makes sense.

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I'm ok with it as long as I can turn it off. I have it off on my Andriod Phone. I'm very sensitive to color, and as I use a lot of Photoshop and image/3dmodeling programs, and the inability to turn that feature off would bother me as well as affect the artwork. 


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View PostMARS_REVENANT, on 22 March 2017 - 12:02 PM, said:

If the feature is what I think it is, it reduces light from that spectrum at night as that light prevents your body from releasing seratonin which helps you sleep.  Sitting in front of a screen right up till bed time is bad for your sleep cycle.

 

...but studies have shown it may increase libido...

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View PostGhostPrime, on 22 March 2017 - 11:20 AM, said:

I'm ok with it as long as I can turn it off. I have it off on my Andriod Phone. I'm very sensitive to color, and as I use a lot of Photoshop and image/3dmodeling programs, and the inability to turn that feature off would bother me as well as affect the artwork. 

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Bobby_Tables #10 Posted 23 March 2017 - 04:58 AM

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Sorry, should have given some background on the trend to suppress blue in screens at night.  Mars covered it for me, so read above.  

 

The feature is very much optional and not automatic in the new Windows release.  I think by default it is turned off which is the way it should be given that it's a new feature.  

 

Personally, I can drink two cups of coffee while bing-watching a Netflix series on a big TV screen, and then fall asleep instantly.   






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