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Can I change the frequency of reminder pop-ups in Time Doctor?


You can change the frequency of certain reminder popups, and disable others. You must be an owner or an administrator to make some of these changes. If you're not an Administrator, you'll need to ask your Administrator to change the settings for you. There are 2 types of reminder pop-ups discussed in this article - "Are you still working?" and "Poor Time Use" pop-ups.

"Are you still working?" pop-up:

This is how the "Are you still working?" popup looks like. It appears after a period of no keyboard or mouse activity.

This popup appears after a certain length of time with no keyboard or mouse activity, and puts users on a break if they don't respond to the popup. Administrators can specify the length of time before this popup appears. For most users it is set to 3 minutes, but can be increased to as long as 10 hours. If it is set to 10 hours you'll probably never see the popup, but time tracked may not be accurate because if you leave your computer and forget to stop tracking time, it will track 10 more hours before putting you on a break automatically.

For people working from home we recommend 3 to 15 minutes.

For people working in an office with regular meetings away from their computer, we recommend 30 minutes to 1 hour.

To change this setting, login to your account from the Time Doctor Dashboard. Then select Settings > Manage Users. Navigate to Advanced settings where you will be able to change popup's frequency.

For an explanation of the relationship between the "Are you still working?" popup and the "Allow Manual Time" setting, please refer to .

"Poor Time Use" popup:

This is what the "Poor Time Use" popup looks like.
It appears shortly after a user opens a potential poor time use website or program.

This popup gently reminds a user if they are visiting a website that may not be related to work. Administrators can enable or disable this popup for each user.

From the Dashboard, navigate to Settings > Manage Users. On the manage users screen, click on "Advanced Settings". On the Advanced Settings page, you will see the option to disable Poor Time Use Pop-ups. Adjust as needed.

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