1. Paarthurnax's Avatar
    Hi there!

    I'd finally like to switch from Apple to Windows Phone but there's something that's pretty important to me: Can you adjust the color temperature of the device? A higher value means that the screen looks more "blue-ish" whereas lower values cause a warmer and calmer look of simply everything. I really love how I can set my iPhone to slowly fade into warmer colors when the sun goes down (not without a Jailbreak of course).

    Is this possible with Windows Phone 8? There's an article right here on WPCentral but it looks like it's only possible with a Lumia 920, not other Lumias?

    Many thanks in advance!
    03-30-2013 09:33 AM
  2. windev's Avatar
    On the next General Distribution Release of WP8, it will allow you to select theme colour from the colour spectrum. At the moment, you can only select from pre-defined accent colours (20 choices).
    03-30-2013 09:42 AM
  3. windev's Avatar
    Your link is what I am talking about.
    03-30-2013 09:43 AM
  4. Paarthurnax's Avatar
    Thank you for your reply.
    I think "theme colour" refers to stuff like color of the tiles? I don't mean theming, I mean the colour tone of the display in general. I think I'll quote the "f.lux" tool I'm currently running on my apple device:

    Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow?Have a look at this image:
    ibtwpqzxjdoqdq.jpg

    I would like my Windows phone to switch to a warmer colour tone when the sun goes down. I'm not sure if WP8 even allows that. Just in case, I could just code my own application
    xandros9 likes this.
    03-30-2013 09:55 AM
  5. juan6996's Avatar
    It looks like that feature will come in the next update to the 920, maybe other Lumias. There's no other way to change the temperature that I know of, and I don't think WP8 is jailbroken/rooted yet.
    03-30-2013 10:24 AM
  6. juan6996's Avatar
    Also, since most of WP8 uses a dark theme, you won't be seeing much white to affect the temperature of the screen.
    03-30-2013 10:25 AM
  7. Paarthurnax's Avatar
    Thank you

    I noticed that on Windows Phone, people often seem to prefer white letters on dark background. In that case, there's indeed probably less need for a color temperature setting.

    I was about to get my hands on a Lumia but I'm not really sure now. I don't quite know how they are nowadays, do you think Nokia are 'nice enough guys' to also bring that feature to other Lumias? It's not like it depends on some special hardware only the 920 has - Pretty much every device with a display can do it...
    03-30-2013 10:37 AM
  8. mox2284's Avatar
    03-30-2013 10:59 AM
  9. windev's Avatar
    Thank you for your reply.
    I think "theme colour" refers to stuff like color of the tiles? I don't mean theming, I mean the colour tone of the display in general. I think I'll quote the "f.lux" tool I'm currently running on my apple device:

    Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow?Have a look at this image:
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    I would like my Windows phone to switch to a warmer colour tone when the sun goes down. I'm not sure if WP8 even allows that. Just in case, I could just code my own application
    WP8 have accent colours and background colours. Accent colour (tiles) have 20 choices currently. For the background, it is either light (white) or dark (black).

    The next GDR should provide more options.
    03-30-2013 12:59 PM
  10. Paarthurnax's Avatar
    The next GDR should provide more options.
    I do hope so!

    I know it might sound terribly stupid, but it's pretty much the only reason I haven't gotten a WP8 device yet. Now I'm torn between seizing the opportunity of some special offer on Easter or wait until Nokia rolls out that feature for their phones.
    03-30-2013 03:43 PM
  11. Paarthurnax's Avatar
    Hi there folks!

    One month later - Has anything changed? I have not read Windows Phone news, has at least Nokia brought the color temperature feature to their phones?

    Best regards.
    04-30-2013 07:58 AM
  12. AngryNil's Avatar
    Nope. I think you can probably expect some news on GDR2 by May 14, when Nokia's holding a Lumia event.
    04-30-2013 09:05 AM
  13. Paarthurnax's Avatar
    Good to know, thank you.
    04-30-2013 09:13 AM
  14. WhyFiNYC's Avatar
    Waiting for this - my 928's screen is just a little too cool and it makes editing the color temp in photos a bit of a crap shoot. Hopefully this'll roll out soon.
    05-19-2013 09:19 AM
  15. Paarthurnax's Avatar
    I heard that the 925 already has the ability to adjust the screen's temperature and even that this update is going to come to all Win8 Lumias.

    I can't come up with a source right now but wouldn't that be great?
    05-19-2013 09:53 AM
  16. xandros9's Avatar
    i love f.lux - i installed in on whatever I can
    although mobile-wise, its only iOS so far...
    05-19-2013 03:01 PM
  17. Agent-P's Avatar
    i love f.lux - i installed in on whatever I can
    although mobile-wise, its only iOS so far...
    Me too. My only regret about switching from an iPad to a Surface and an iPhone to a WP is that I no longer have f.lux on every single one of my devices. It really does make a huge difference when using my devices in the dark.
    05-19-2013 04:29 PM
  18. bradbamford's Avatar
    Me too. My only regret about switching from an iPad to a Surface and an iPhone to a WP is that I no longer have f.lux on every single one of my devices. It really does make a huge difference when using my devices in the dark.
    f.lux runs on the surface pro... Not sure which surface you have.
    05-19-2013 04:40 PM
  19. Agent-P's Avatar
    f.lux runs on the surface pro... Not sure which surface you have.
    I have the rt which is why that's a no go.

    Does that one "jailbreak" still work on the surface rt that allows you to run full windows programs? Because I would be willing to do that just to get f.lux (this question isn't necessarily directed at you, bradbamford. I was just throwing it out there).
    05-19-2013 10:07 PM
  20. bradbamford's Avatar
    Microsoft said they were patching it... But I never heard it if they did.

    It required the "jailbreak" to be done after every reboot as it was just setting/altering some value in memory.

    Also, you would have an uphill battle getting f.lux to run without a recompile anyway.
    05-20-2013 12:30 AM
  21. Paarthurnax's Avatar
    Windows RT will never be supposed to run "legacy" applications, same as Windows Phone 8 - It's not designed to run classic desktop application either. As of today, Windows RT and Windows Phone are (at least) as locked as an Apple iOS. But on the latter, you can at least get out if it by jailbreaking. Noone ever managed to do this on Windows RT or Windows Phone 8. On one hand, this shows how secure the system is. On the other, in case you want to customize something, the only choice left is a jailbroken iOS or Android device.

    Thank you for confirming f.lux runs on the Surface Pro. In the end, not only the operating system but also the graphic drivers matter. The Intel Atom ("Clover Trail") tablets also run a full Windows 8 but cannot run f.lux because of the extremely limited graphic drivers by Intel. But that's another story...
    05-20-2013 07:27 AM
  22. xandros9's Avatar
    full Windows programs will never run on the Surface RT because of a completely different architecture

    think of when some things had issues with 32 - 64bit, well, ARM is completely different
    05-20-2013 05:48 PM
  23. bradbamford's Avatar
    full Windows programs will never run on the Surface RT because of a completely different architecture

    think of when some things had issues with 32 - 64bit, well, ARM is completely different
    full Windows programs will never run on the Surface RT because of a completely different architecture

    think of when some things had issues with 32 - 64bit, well, ARM is completely different
    This is not exactly true... For sone apps it would only be a simple recompile...also apps that are 100% built on .Net 4x run just fine on a "jailbroke" windows RT

    Here is a link to many traditional windows desktop applications that have either been recompiled or are fully .Net 4.0 managed code and run without the need to be recompiled:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2092348
    xandros9 likes this.
    05-22-2013 12:30 AM
  24. xandros9's Avatar
    ah thanks for the clarification, i just remembered that some only need a recompile for ARM
    but i did not know about the .net compatibilty, thanks for showing us!
    05-22-2013 02:17 PM
  25. Tim Sanders's Avatar
    May I bump this topic, I have f.lux on my iPad 2 and I wish I had it on my droid, I use Twilight for that, but yeah if I could get a phone that turns the color temp way down like f.lux I would buy it, as long as it's also easy to use!
    06-13-2013 11:22 AM

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