Ubuntu – My laptop screen has a purple tint. How to fix it


I am using Ubuntu 18.04. My graphics card is AMD Radeon R3 Graphics.

This a screenshot of my screen.

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Clearly the blue circle appears purple. Why is it happening and how to solve it?

My system is thoroughly updated and upgraded.

Or is it that I am actually color blind?

Best Answer

Since version 3.24, Gnome has a built-in blue light filter called Night Mode (AKA Night Light). It is now almost a proven fact that exposure to blue light in night-time disrupts our sleep pattern. Night Mode is there for that reason: to limit your exposure to both bright and blue light from the screen. It works by applying a red hue upon screen. So when it is turned on, blue color may look purple (this is the case here, see comments on the question).

Go to Settings > Devices > Display. There you can customize Night Mode by setting activation time or controlling red-level. Or you can disable the feature altogether.


You can also change it through commmand line.

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