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How to determine if Time Doctor is still running?

In this short guide, we'll show you how to tell if the Time Doctor application is still tracking time, and also if the application is still running in the background. If you stop tracking time, that does not mean you have completely exited out of the program.

To tell if Time Doctor is tracking live time:

Time Doctor has an Activity Bar which can be displayed at all times (recommended) or hidden (not recommended). The Activity Bar is very useful since it is "always on top" of all windows and programs.

To enable Activity Bar please follow these steps:

Even if you go on a break, it will stay on top to remind you of your current time tracking status:

Also, please note that top bar color of the app changes from Green to Grey when you not tracking time.

"I don't see the activity bar, and I am not sure whether Time Doctor is running or not."

If you click the "X" to close the the Time Doctor Desktop Application, either in the small bar (activity bar) or on the app where you can see your tasks and time tracking, Time Doctor has not closed: it is still running in memory and it is still "on". In fact, if you haven't clicked the "Stop" button, Time Doctor is still tracking work time:

To stop the tracking you must click on "Stop" button. Again, if you click the "X" to close the Time Doctor Desktop Application, even though it is not visible on the desktop, it is still running in memory, it is still "On".

To shut down the application completely please go to File > Close

You will have to restart it again from your desktop (click on desktop icon) and you may be asked to login again, unless you have chosen "Remember Me in the login box:

For questions, comments or feedback regarding this topic, please send an email to support@timedoctor.com.