This function will keep track of your
computer usage, It will first Auto Detect your usage and adjust
the setting automatically. Then when it is complete then it will
let you know if you are within your target range, If you go over
your target range then it will warn you to take a break. This
will prevent strain on your body while using the computer.
First Enable the Ergonomic Feature
by Clicking "Enable". Then click on "Auto Detect"
This will now start it's process. Detecting your computer usage,
this will last for 30 minutes after it's last computer usage update.
So, please use the computer like you normally would. Once it has
detected your computer usage then it will warn you if you go beyond
that, Take a break and let your hands rest.
The condition of your computer
usage is displayed in the task bar.
A green dot will appear when your computer
usage is good, when it turns yellow then you are in the normal
range. When it turns red then it's in the warning phase. At any
moment the computer will warn you to take a break, or if you notice
it on your own, then take a break. This will update itself every
If you select "Control Panel Show"
then the little icons will appear on your small control panel
This gives you the ability to see what
you computer usage is doing, the ergo button will appear which
will let you access the ergonomics feature right from the small
control panel. The circle with the "M" is your mouse
click status and the circle with the "K" in it is your
Keyboard status. The small box is your mouse movement status.
"Two Hour Reminder" is optional
and will let you know to get up and walk around to prevent you
from sitting in one place too long. If you walk away from your
computer for a specified length of time your two hour reminder
will reset back to zero. This was designed to let you know that
you have been sitting at your computer for 2 hours straight.
"Recommended Time" will let
you know when you have spent a total of 6 hours on the computer.
This is the recommenced time that anyone should be sitting in
front of the computer for one day.
This feature gives you the ability
to adjust your settings manually, If you feel the ergonomic feature
is warning you too much adjust your settings closer to the "Heavy"
side, this way you get more productivity out without loosing the
ability of the program warning you of potential hazard.
Running this you will need to meet
the Recommended System Requirements. You can find your system
requirements here. If you
are not within the Recommended System Requirements then this program
will not function properly.
If you do not wish to use the ergonomic
feature to track your mouse movements, mouse clicks or keyboard
strokes then disable this feature by pressing "Disable"
but you can still have the program remind you to take a mini break,
2 hour reminder or have the recommended time enabled so these
features of the Ergonomic function will still work. Or if you
want to just disable the Mouse Movement feature only then slide
the slider bar over to "OFF" if you want to just pause
the mouse movement feature then click on "Pause" this
will only pause during this session only, if you restart Job Timer
then the pause button will be back to it's original settings, this
button does not get saved in any profile.
Includes Overall, Weekly, Monthly and
Weekly Averages of both Mouse Clicks and Keystrokes. Displays
the Two Hour and Six Hour Reminder times. (Average Keystrokes
and Mouse Clicks are done within a 7 day period.)
1. Allow Mouse Movement to make
adjustments to the Mini Break. - If the only thing that is
making the alarm go off is your mouse movement then it will automatically
adjust your mini break time settings so that the mini break will
show more often. This will allow you to take more mini breaks
so that you have less time on the mouse. If you do no want the
mouse movement changing your mini break times then uncheck this
2. Show Flashing Box around Messages.
- At the bottom of the Ergonomics window is a Message area that
will display what the ergonomics feature is doing. This flashing
box will direct your eyes to the area of the ergonomics window
to show you why the ergonomics alarm is going off.
3. Play Sounds - When an alarm
is activated a sound is heard, if you do not wish to hear this
sound then uncheck this box.
4. Lock Slider Bars - Checking
this will disable the slider bars from moving.
5. Lock Controls - This will
lock the controls of the ergonomic feature. You can be busy at
work and the ergonomics feature pops up just as you mouse click
something and accidentally hit a control on the ergo window. I
have done it and it's annoying so I added this to the preferences
so you mouse click all you want and it won't change anything.
If by chance you choose the wrong CPU
speed or the wrong Memory setting while setting up your software
and this function is not available to you then you can open up
the "Administrator Password window" and enter in this
password. "alsdfoansldfmalhnmlw" Once this has been
entered in; the Ergonomics window will appear. Enter in your desired
settings and save your settings. Restart your software and your
Ergonomics and Reminder functions will be fully operational. If
your computer does not meet the recommended system requirements
and you're program still seems a little sluggish then turn off
the Mouse Movement function.
Note: The Mouse
Movement Status is only for the use of a mouse. If you have a
Laptop and you use that center pad as your mouse then you should
turn this feature off. You can leave it on if you wish. If you
have other devices other than a mouse then this feature should
be tuned off. The reason for this is that if you are using something
(or something similar) then these devices work continuously and
hard to stop. When you take your hand off the mouse then the feature
has time to run back to zero. If the feature doesn't have time
to run down then it will constantly warn you to take a break.
This does not effect the Mouse Clicks or the Keyboard Strokes,
those can remain on.