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About this guide

This guide contains our collection of weekly multimedia tips. To check out our latest tip of the week, visit the 2016 tips page.

To access the archived collection of tips, organized by semester, simply choose from the years listed on the lefthand navigation.

Tip of the Week

icon representing a laptopIf you experience eye strain or trouble sleeping after using your computer late at night, it may be your monitor's color temperature settings that are giving you grief. Rather than dealing with the blue-toned screen at night, it would be more natural for your eyes if the color temperature was closer to the warmth of indoor lighting. If you're on Windows 10, you can solve this with the Night Light feature! To enable, press the Windows key + I to open Settings, then go to System > Display > Night Light Settings. Here you can adjust how warm you would like the color to appear, and even schedule the color to change automatically throughout the day or switch over at a set time. Once enabled, Windows 10 Night Light can be quickly accessed through your Action Center.

If you're on an older version of Windows or a Mac computer, try the free tool f.lux. It offers similar color temperature options and even more advanced features. Your eyes will thank you!