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xfce4-time-out-plugin - Time Out

Xfce4-time-out-plugin makes it possible to take periodical breaks from the computer every X minutes. During breaks it locks your screen. It optionally allows you to postpone breaks for a certain time.

The idea is inherited from DrWright, a plugin I loved back when I was using GNOME.


Usage

In the properties dialog you have several options to configure the plugin. You can define

  • the duration (length) of each break (default: 5 minutes)
  • the time between breaks (default: 30 minutes)
  • the postpone time (default: 2 minutes)
  • whether to allow breaks to be postponed
  • whether to display seconds in the panel
  • whether to display hours in the panel
  • whether to display the remaining time until the next break at all

The plugin also offers a context menu which makes it possible to

  • deactivate the plugin easily
  • take a break instantly

Screenshots

Adding the plugin to the panel

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Plugin configuration

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How the plugin looks normally

:projects:panel-plugins:time_out-panel-20110120.png

Plugin context menu

:projects:panel-plugins:time_out-cm-20110120.png

Locked screen during breaks

Required Packages

For detailed information on the minimum required versions, check the configure.ac.in file.


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