Redshift tip - clearing the effects

Redshift is great, but not all the time


As discussed in a previous blog post, I greatly enjoy Redshift on my laptop running Arch Linux. However, because it’s Arch Linux, sometimes I have to logout and log back in, in order to make a change ‘stick.’ If I have Redshift running, and I log back in and start the program using


Then the effect on my screen persists even if I toggle Redshift off. Annoying.

To get around this, close out of redshift-gtk in the tray, then run this command to clear the effects of redshift:

redshift -x

And then restart redshift-gtk. This will cause the software to behave as intended.

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