Soothe your eyes and maintain better sleep rhythms using the
Night Color blue light filter.
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Night Color has been known to cause screen flicker when running graphically-demanding apps or games with an Intel GPU. If this happens to you, turn off
Night Color and then restart the app or game. In our experience, this usually eliminates flicker.
1. Right-click on the chevron at the bottom of the system tray.
2. Configure the system tray to always show the Night Color Control icon.
3. Right-click on the system tray icon to configure Night Color.
4. Change the time and magnitude of the effect as desired. IMPORTANT: Toggle off the
Activate Night Color switch to disable Night Color. You may want to do this to avoid flicker with certain apps, as discussed above.
5. Hover over the icon to see status.
Q: My screen flickers when playing games on Intel graphics. What could be the issue?
A: Turn OFF
Night Color in the system tray, then restart the game. We have found this will completely eliminate flicker in many cases.
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