Redshift: setup the color temperature of your screen according to your surroundings

Posted on Sun 20 August 2017 in Dev • 1 min read

Redshift adjusts the color temperature of your screen according to your surroundings. This may help your eyes hurt less if you are working in front of the screen at night.

This is description about software from main site.

Earlier, I used f.lux for Windows and I was happy with this program, but when I switched to Linux, I found out that after a month the f.lux stopped working. After I found out that there might be a problem due to my video card nVidia on Ubuntu OS (hello from Linus), I immediately decided to find another program and that was Redshift.


1. Install program

sudo apt-get install redshift redshift-gtk

2. Setup config file

Create next file ~/.config/redshift.conf at your $HOME directory. Example of redshift.conf file you can look here. If you need to find quickly your location, use f.lux: Where am I?

3. Starting Redshift automatically

You dont need add at startup applications command lines, just type once in your terminal redshift-gtk and at tray icon click to "Autostart", close programm that you started, and then you can reboot to see results.