I want to reduce the saturation of my laptop display as its very high and hurts my eyes. I own a Dell XPS 15z. Also, I would be very grateful if anybody can help me to show how all the color management of laptop display can be done.

Thanks in advance.


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Install ccsm (compiz config settings manager) and compiz plugins:

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
sudo apt-get install compiz-plugins

In CCSM, enable the Opacity, Brightness, Saturation Plugin. In that plugin, you can reduce the saturation (I myself make saturation zero and use invert plugin to invert colors (white on black is less strenuous on eyes when casual reading/browsing) generally to reduce eye-strain :))

To use the OBS plugin, simply make a New rule which can be used to match windows by name, type, class, etc. For example, to match all windows, use type=any


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    Works on Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 16.10, thanks a lot. Note that on a laptop, you should be able to use the Shift + brightness keys as shortcuts.
    – Laurent
    Commented Jan 6, 2017 at 23:06

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