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I use two screens, LG W2361V (2009) and Samsung SyncMaster 710N (2004). If I'm not mistaken, first one is LED while the second is CCFL. The effect of changing color in the evening is helpful as far as I'm concerned regardless of which screen I'm looking at.

I use f.lux every once in a blue moon when booting to some older Windows. I normally use Windows 10's Night light, which is good enough unless you "need" something fancier.

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On 5/21/2022 at 11:23 PM, UCyborg said:

Yes, supposedly there is - https://www.thewindowsclub.com/usb-port-remains-active-even-after-using-safely-remove-hardware

The official article regarding this appears to have been removed.

Generally, yes. But fortunately, Wayback Machine has archived the official article.

Here's a link to the archived official article if you and/or @NotHereToPlayGames are interested in a look: http://web.archive.org/web/20101023015931/http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2401954

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On 5/22/2022 at 12:25 AM, degen said:

I realize this is only tangentially related to the topic, but very interesting you should say this. Windows 10 build 1511 is the last usable version of Windows for some people with eyestrain (including myself) on a different forum I participate in. We use mostly Window 7 through to Windows 10 2015 LTSB (build 1507). Something MS introduced with build 1607 (Anniversary Edition) messes with our eyes.

For me, it's generally the opposite, the older the OS, the worse fonts look. Haven't really used Win10 as a daily driver before 1809, but font rendering was an improvement from Windows 7 -> Windows 8.1 in my eyes. Can't say I notice a difference between Win8.1 and Win10 (1809/20H2). Vista / XP all look worse to me.

So called web safe fonts are default in XP and older for UI rendering, these are the ones that look OK without anti-aliasing, few fonts classify as such, so there's not a lot of variety. Many fonts in use today, particularly on the web, require anti-aliasing to look right. No problem with AA with my eyes as long as it's done in a specific way (which I can't really describe due to specifics / differences that seem to exist beyond configurable parameters).

Then there are also differences how web browsers render fonts and the OS they run on can play a big part (unless you use Links :D). Of the browsers I'm familiar with, I would rate them like so: Pale Moon/SeaMonkey > Firefox > MS Edge with Enhance text contrast flags > MS Edge without the flag and other Chromium browsers (Chrome, Vivaldi, SRWare Iron...).

Supposedly regular Chromium based browser on Windows has a hardcoded constant for text contrast set to 0,5 and it's possible that text would appear better with a value of 1,0. Never felt like bothering finding out where the value is stored in the executable or compiling a huge codebase with an unknown number of hoops to see what it's like then.

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