Microsoft Developing a Blue Light Reduction Feature For Redstone 2 Release

Microsoft Developing Blue Light Reduction Feature

Microsoft is trying hard to bundle in a multitude of accessibility features in its Windows operating system. A few days ago, the company released a new build of Windows 10 and since Redstone 2 (the next major release of Windows 10) is in its development phase, many new features are starting to show up in the Insider builds. The latest of which is a feature to reduce the blue light emissions for late night accessing of computer. At the moment the feature is simply known as ‘Blue Light’ and is quite similar to ‘f.lux’.

For those of you, who are unfamiliar with f.lux – the software assists the users by adapting the color of display to the time of the day, the most obvious of which is the reduction of blue light during the evening hours. Many researches have indicated that the administration of blue light during night time results in a less restful sleep and in darker environment, less amount of blue light is less stressful on the eyes.

The latest feature is highly likely to be included in the upcoming major release of Windows 10, Redstone 2 and a Twitter account that goes by the handle of TFW boredom was the first person to hint towards the inclusion of the feature. A button hidden in the action center will supposedly enable this feature, but it is inactive at the moment.

A bit of digging around revealed that the feature will allow users to set the color temperature in Kelvin while also allowing them to schedule it according to the time of the day. This would be pleasant news for users who are currently using the f.lux application as many users prefer native solutions as compared to third party applications.

It should be noted that the Windows operating system will not be the first to integrate this feature as Apple integrated this feature in its iOS 9 build after removing f.lux application from its Apple store.

Considering the fact that this feature has been uncovered but not announced, it is still unclear whether Microsoft will open this functionality for Insiders. However, we are hopeful that it won’t be too long before the company releases more news about this new feature.

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