Blue light reduction feature being tested by Microsoft for Windows 10

It’s only been a few days since Microsoft released the last major update for Windows 10 i.e. Anniversary update and Microsoft has started testing new features for their next update for Windows 10. The Blue light reduction feature is one of the expected features of the next major Windows 10 update.

This was revealed when Microsoft released a new preview build for the testers which mostly had changed under the hood. It wasn’t even late until people started looking for new changes and a Twitter user: @tfwboredom found out that Microsoft has added a new “Windows.Data.BlueLightReduction” in the new build 14915.

The setting is currently disabled from the Quick Actions toggle in the new build, but it is supposed to be enabled in further builds. The next version of Windows 10 which is codenamed as the Redstone 2 will bring a lot of new features to the Windows 10 users and a default setting to enable the Blue Light filter would be helpful for people who work on a computer for a long time.

The Blue Light Filter reduces the amount of blue light being emitted from the screen thereby causing lesser stress on our eyes. The shift to warmer colors in the evenings will also help you combat sleep problems by suppressing the production of melatonin in your body.

The blue light reduction feature on Windows 10 will automatically shift to a warmer spectrum of light as per the time you are using the system at. Warmer colors will be displayed if you are working at night and if you are working in the morning, you won’t be shown any filter to stop the blue light.

Currently, people use programs like F.lux for reducing low light on their systems, but a default setting for this would definitely be a good thing. Apple has a similar feature on iOS that was introduced back in iOS 9 which did make the developer(s) of F.lux a bit mad and now that Microsoft is bringing this new feature to Windows 10, one of the major platforms on which F.lux is used will have a default option.

But in the end, it will depend on Microsoft to implement this feature properly in order to bring people to this default feature from F.lux.

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