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    need older install version of the free f.lux [monitor tinting] install EXE

    Does anyone have an older version of the free f.lux stored on their hard-drive? The latest version's splash screen keeps "staying and staying" on the desktop. The older one[s] worked better for me. Unfortunately, I accidentally overwrote my older copy with the newest install-EXE, and didn't catch my mistake until after the backups were completed.
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    https://justgetflux.com/
    Didn't see anything about which version it is or if there are older versions but maybe there's something on their Support page.
    https://justgetflux.com/faq.html

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    @RolandJS - For info, f.lux's EULA specifically prevents anyone other than f.lux supplying you with an earlier copy (or even a current copy), even though it's a free program (he says from experience 2 years ago). Have a look at the Restrictions clause. ).

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    Thanks, Rick! I didn't see that EULA Ok, well, that's that. Case closed, SOLVED.
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    I found the older file! It was named f.lux.exe, not flux.exe -- so I was able to uninstall the newer version, reinstall the older version. The older version's splash screen never stayed and stayed and stayed on the desktop.
    I think this reinstall will behave like the old days.
    There is one thing I did again -- "move" the files from user appdata local FluxSoftware over to Program Files 86 Flux Software so that all users will benefit from f.lux. After moving, I did the old version install again, it pointed itself to the new directory.
    Mods, this thread is SOLVED
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    @RolandJS. For info, have a look at Programs freeze up constantly /f.lux flux.exe trojan in the Malwarebytes forum.

    In my opinion there's nothing to suggest that f.lux is actually a trojan but the earlier version was AFAIK only available as a beta and was well-known for causing issues like slow downs and freezing.

    I hope your experience is more positive but it's something to remember if your PC begins to struggle.

    Hope this helps...

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    RickC, yes, my experience with the older f.lux monitor evening tinting has always been good. Now, that I have my old one back, I guess this thread can be marked SOLVED
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