avestura/EyesGuard
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👀 Windows Application for protecting your eyes. Contribute to avestura/EyesGuard development by creating an account on GitHub.

I’ve featured Safe Eyes for Linux before so this one is for Windows users. We read more and more about blue light filters (and it also being recently debunked) to avoid eye strain, but the most important preventions are taking forced breaks every 20 minutes, not sitting too close to the screen, having correct eye focus, and not having the brightness set too high.

Eyes Guard will allow you to enable forced breaks. Another good alternative for Windows (not open source) is called Eye Saver which in addition has anti flicker and blue light filter options too.

See https://github.com/avestura/EyesGuard

#technology #opensource #eyestrain #health #bluefilter

@Axaoe
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I’d be interested to see how work from home has impacted this (practice of screen breaks every 20min). For myself it’s far easier and the pressure to always be 100% “present” isn’t there.

Glad there’s a solid open source Windows option for this!

@Bloodaxe
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Is there anything similar available for linux?

GadgeteerZA
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Yes I hope I did mention inthe post - I’m using Safe Eyes.

@Bloodaxe
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Lol, I saw it now! 😆 gonna try it out, tnx!

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jonuno
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I was looking for this for a long time, I don’t understand why isn’t already part of OSs within the wellbeing settings. Thanks for making this and for making it free

GadgeteerZA
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Yes is pretty odd - many OS’s got hooked on filtering out blue light, but that really does nothing for eye strain from prolonged screen use - they needed the take a break functionality.

jonuno
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Everything that tech with screen does is in the line of using it more and for longer periods of time, so maybe that’s why

@loki
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have been using workrave. switched briefly to strechly but electron app for a simple break was too much. will check this out.

thanks

@onlooker
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I’ve been looking for something like this! Bookmarked.

@onlooker
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UPDATE: This is nice and all, but if you’re using Windows 10, you have to use the Microsoft Store. Why. I think this is the first time I’ve seen an open-source product needing MS Store to install. Windows 10 LTSC, for instance, doesn’t ship with the MS Store and other junk (thank god), so you’d better hope you’re not using that.

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