redshift an app to avoid eye damage resulting from light emitted by screen in particular the blue component of light and in particular at day night.
You need to install
- redshift with yast software manager
- plasma 5 plasmoid redshift (gui for setting redshit). this one https://store.kde.org/p/998916/
put the plasmoid beside the systray.
open your kde session
go to systray settings
in “general” check “redshift control”
a second redshift control icon appears in the systray
remove the biggest one , the one of the plasmoid you add previously. this does not remove the plasmoid.
rigth click on the redshift icon for setting redshift
check “Automatic (geoclue)”
geoclue (geoclue2) is normaly installed when you install redshift
geoclue is used to get the geographical position of your pc according to know what are the hours of night
If you use a color manager as oyranos for example
according to redshift takes care of the selected icc profile (you need redshift >= 1.11)
choose “randr” and check “preserve screen color”
even if “randr” method works well i am not sure with 42.3 if the default method to manage screen is “randr” or “drm” by system thus by default by redshift.
there is some problem using redshift.
redshift modifies colors thus it’s not good when managing/displaying photo or video with for example vlc , kdenlive , digikam
to avoid this with vlc for example
you must create in ~/bin/ a script vlc.sh with these statements:
#!/bin/bash # pkill -USR1 redshift /usr/bin/vlc pkill -USR1 redshift
“pkill -USR1 redshift” toggles redshift on/off.
don’t forget to set script “executable”.
you can create a second vlc item with “~/bin/vlc.sh” as command in the kde menu to facilitate the use of script.