Now open source! Check out the source code and contribute here: https://github.com/MarcGuiselin/screen-shader
😁Do your eyes a favor, Install Screen Shader!
😍The most popular screen tinting application for Chrome!
🧐This extension is in not endorsed by or affiliated to f.lux Software LLC.
Computer displays produce bright blue light which can strain your eyes late at night and interfere with your sleeping cycle.
Screen Shader is designed to tint your computer display a “cozy” orange color to reduce eye-strain, eye fatigue, and restore day/night balance, while also providing a wide variety of settings for everyone's different tastes!
With over two months of very hard work I present version 2.0!
⭐A completely redesigned modern menu!
⭐A completely new shading algorithm based off the newest research
⭐Full control over geopositioning, color, and darkness settings
⭐Bug fixes for countless websites
⭐Optimized to never slow chrome down
👌Works everywhere you'd expect it to. YouTube, Facebook, Reddit, you name it!
👍Continually tested on windows, mac, and chrome OS, and is constantly being bugfixed and updated with feedback from its users.
🤟Includes these keyboard shortcuts to control the shade:
ALT SHIFT UP to increase
ALT SHIFT DOWN to decrease
ALT SHIFT S to toggle on or off
And many more! Edit them in the menu.
📨Send me an email, or comment here. I'll usually reply in a day or two! 😀
Be sure to read the research that this extension is based off of: https://justgetflux.com/research.html
📞Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Ｑ: I'm young and have good eyes. I don't need this.
Ａ: Young teens may be twice as sensitive to light at night, and the elderly much less so. These results have important implications for schools, senior care, and device usage at night, too. Simply put: everyone has a use for this and will notice benefits from decreased blue light.
Ｑ: Why not G.lux or Night Light?
Ａ: Other extensions like G.Lux or Night Light just change your display's color. Screen Shader is the only extension available that smartly changes the color of your screen throughout the day using sunset/sunrise times! Research has proven that the circadian rhythm is tied to solar time. Individuals have shown greater preference for screen tinting applications that take that into account.
Ｑ: Does this really remove blue light from my display?
Ａ: Yup! Screens work by individually tweaking the amount of red, green, and blue each pixel of your emits. Pixels being the small square of colors that together form the image. Screen Shader alters the coloration of websites to a redder color. To show these colors, the display will tweak its pixels to show more red light, less green light, and considerably less blue light; but just enough so you can still see different colors. The more you increase the shade, the more the color of the website will be reddened, the less your computer display will emit blue light!
Ｑ: Why do I need this? Can’t I simply change my screen's brightness?
Ａ: Changing the luminosity does not remove white and blue light from your display. Those colors are still unnatural and will irritate your eyes, even if dimmed. A full day in front of your computer can wreak havoc upon your melatonin cycle and internal clock. The unnatural light can also harm your eye retina. Screen Shader is designed to considerably reduce these effects by eliminating enough white and blue light to provide you with the best browsing experience and eye comfort.
Everything is coded from scratch!
New menu - very nice
Fixes bugs on countless websites
New shading algorithm
Manually set your location
Better optimized shading engine
Just try it out!
Fixes for pages using buggy backdrops and backgrounds.
Big speed optimization for bug fixing subsystem.
Fixed bug with 10px bar at the top of websites
Force-loads itself on every tab when it loads up, so every tab is tinted :)
Can safely work in incognito mode (if you enable it to do so on chrome://extensions)
The party easter egg was unfortunately removed because too many people were running into it accidentally
Fixed issues on xml documents
Fixed issues with lastpass extension
Fixed scrollbar issues in upcoming chrome versions
Now works with podStation Podcast Player, another great extension you should totally try out!
Fixed incompatibility issues with norton security extensions.
Save extension settings to a file and load settings from save file.
Added new shortcuts
Fixed a bunch of visual bugs on a variety of websites.
Other various bug fixes.
Works on anything fullscreen!
Content scripts have been rewritten to pure js. No more JQuery!
Won't accidentally mess with your printing anymore
Polished the cross-extension messaging feature
Will now stay off if you turned it off and close the browser
Bugs with newtab page should now be fixed
Option to disable party mode and scroll shortcut
New keyboard shortcuts to increase/decrease darkness
A few bug fixes (of course)
New option to set shade as high as you desire.
No White Flash script implemented
Fixed bugs with the new interface
Added donation page.
Using chrome.commands api, so now you can create your own keyboard shortcuts!
Added a ton of new keyboard shortcuts.
A lot of bugfixing.
Fixed printing issue for google docs
Added a cool dynamic icon changer
Switched from hex color values and opacity to rgba color values(150% faster!)
Fixed blinking bug when using the ctrl alt + shortcut
Compressed unnecessarily large images. -1.4 MB size!
Completely new and improved UI, thanks Jeeves!
Mix-blend-mode option for chrome. 20% cooler!
Fixed bug where the settings menu did not display correctly
Switched to a more reliable geo-ip service
Completely rewrote the shaded scrollbar, so it is now usable.
Fixed slowness issues on slow computers like chromebooks
Removed a good portion of the unnecessary code used for debugging
Improved the loading speed of the popup by running some scripts after the popup loads
Redid loader for map display
Updated sendRequests to sendMessages for next chrome update
Changed the 'Thank you' page to be more visually appealing
Finally! I updated/removed old code, improving performance.
Added ctrl alt scroll shortcut, and now keyboard shortcuts affect all tabs
Added the language option
Fixed a few bugs relating to the custom url option
Wrote a global system that manages shading settings on every tab simultaneously
When settings are changed, it affects all the tabs at the same time, so you don't see a blink or a flash when you change tabs
Page reload is no longer required on install
Uploaded to web store. yay :D
Added fullscreen mode
Added shaded scrollbar
Added custom urls option
Added a larger color selection interface + a new color picking menu
Added a install page to thank you guys for downloading the extension!
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Time article: http://healthland.time.com/2012/09/13/computer-eye-strain-explained-and-how-to-avoid-it/
I am in no way endorsed by or affiliated to Time inc or its partners.
The article was written by Laura Newcomer