How do you make a Chromebook easier on your eyes at night?

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Nobody likes looking at a bright blue and white screen in a dark room. Switching as many apps to dark mode as possible is a good start, but if you have a Chromebook you should also use the ‘Nightlight’ feature.

Many studies have been done on the effects of artificial light. Although much is still up for debate, one thing seems true: people are healthiest with blue-white light in the morning and warmer light in the evening. Enter “Nightlight”.

“Nightlight” is a feature that adds a warm tone to your Chromebook’s screen. This has become a common feature on computers and smartphones. It’s built into Windows, iPhone, Android, and macOS – you don’t need f.lux anymore. Let’s make use of it.

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First, click the clock on the taskbar, also known as the “Shelf”, in the lower-right corner to open the Quick Settings panel.

Click on the clock to open the settings panel.

If the panel is not fully expanded, click the arrow in the top right corner.

Expand the panel by clicking the down arrow.

Select the “Night light” switch. The screen slowly fades to a warmer, orangish hue.

Click on the "night light" switch.

You also have some options for how you want Night Light to behave. Open the “Settings” app and go to the “Device” section.

Go to "Device" in Settings.

Then select ‘Displays’.

Select "Views."

Under the “Night light” section, you can use the slider to adjust the color temperature.

Adjust the color temperature.

Finally, click the drop-down menu next to “Schedule” to have Nightlight turn on automatically at sunset and turn off at sunrise or create your own custom schedule. Leave it on “Never” to manually control when it turns on.

Choose a schedule.

That’s all! You can use the toggle in the Quick Settings panel or rely on the schedules. It’s a simple trick to save your eyes at night.

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