How to use the timer
- click icon, OR
- press Ctrl+Shift+1 (on Mac, Cmd+Shift+1)
- right-click and select “Reset timer” in context menu, OR
- press Ctrl+Shift+2 (on Mac, Cmd+Shift+2)
- there is no capability to pause and resume the timer.
- if you put your computer to suspend/sleep, the timer will likely pause and resume when you wake it up.
- Sound alerts:
- go to the Options page to turn on/off and modify speech and sound.
- Change default period:
- go to the Options page to change the default timer period.
Initially, the timer icon shows a number on a pink background. This number is the default countdown period in minutes. You can change the default period under Options.
|Click the timer icon to start the countdown|
|Timer has started countdown with "ON" indicated|
The number on the icon will be reduced every minute to reflect the remaining minutes in the countdown.
When the countdown has finished, the timer will stop. A desktop notification will pop up to alert you. (Read on below for more information on the desktop notifications.)
The icon will show zero(0) and the “ON” status badge will be changed to “done”.
|Countdown has finished and "done" is indicated|
To stop an on-going countdown before it has ended, right-click anywhere on your browser page (or the timer icon) and select “Reset timer” from the context menu. You can also press Ctrl+Shift+2 (Cmd+Shift+2 on Mac) on your keyboard.
|Use the context menu to reset/cancel a countdown|
|Countdown has finished and a desktop notification alert pops up|
The notification offers a few options, you can click on:
- Main message :- to restart the timer (using the default period).
- Clear :- to clear the message and reset the timer.
- More options :- to open the documentation page to get help on usage as well as start the timer on other ad-hoc periods.
|Customise your preferences in the Options page|
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- Speech using Google Chrome APIs
- various public domain sounds