deltaquattro | 4 Jul 15:56 2012
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Workrave freezes Windows XP 64 Professional

Hi,

first of all, I'd like to say thanks to the developers of Workrave. I
tried other RSI help programs, but that's the only one I found so far,
which is free and has three different types of breaks (micro-breaks,
regular rests and end-of-the-day). In particular, I found out a great
relief thanks to the microbreaks, in just less than a week's use!
Unfortunately, I may be forced to unistall Workrave, since it freezes
my pc way too often. I am running

 Windows XP 64bit Professional

with Sophos Antivirus. The freezes usually happen when I have
different Office files open, like for example two or three Excel
files, with Outlook running in the background and I open a PowerPoint
file. I tried to use the "No block" setting, hoping that it would
help, but it looks like the frequency of the freezes hasn't changed.
Could you please fix it? I'd be very sorry to renounce to Workrave,
because it helps me a lot. Thanks,

Best Regards

Sergio Rossi

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Ray Satiro | 5 Jul 05:43 2012
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Re: Workrave freezes Windows XP 64 Professional

----- Original Message -----
> From: "deltaquattro <at> gmail.com" <deltaquattro <at> gmail.com>

> first of all, I'd like to say thanks to the developers of Workrave. I
> tried other RSI help programs, but that's the only one I found so far,
> which is free and has three different types of breaks (micro-breaks,
> regular rests and end-of-the-day). In particular, I found out a great
> relief thanks to the microbreaks, in just less than a week's use!
> Unfortunately, I may be forced to unistall Workrave, since it freezes
> my pc way too often. I am running
> 
> Windows XP 64bit Professional
> 
> with Sophos Antivirus. The freezes usually happen when I have
> different Office files open, like for example two or three Excel
> files, with Outlook running in the background and I open a PowerPoint
> file. I tried to use the "No block" setting, hoping that it would
> help, but it looks like the frequency of the freezes hasn't changed.
> Could you please fix it? I'd be very sorry to renounce to Workrave,
> because it helps me a lot. Thanks,

Hi can you tell us what you mean by freezing your PC? Your mouse pointer won't move? You can't type? Does it
happen during a break or just randomly? Can you do anything during the freeze? Does your taskbar display
freeze or do you see the time change? Does Workrave freeze? What version of Workrave do you have?

Please let us know if you still experience the same problems after Workrave has been uninstalled. I tested
Workrave on Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 and didn't notice anything like that.

Thanks

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deltaquattro | 5 Jul 09:50 2012
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Re: Workrave freezes Windows XP 64 Professional

2012/7/5 Ray Satiro <raysatiro <at> yahoo.com>:
[..]
>
> Hi can you tell us what you mean by freezing your PC? Your mouse pointer won't move? You can't type?

I can do nothing at all. I can't even open the Task Manager to kill Workrave!

>Does it happen during a break or just randomly?

I don't know. As I told you, it usually happens when I have different
Office 2007 files open. Usually I get a "empty" Excel or Powerpoint or
Explorer, etc., window.
Actually, it may be that it happens in correspondence of a break,
because the timing is more or less that. But I cannot be 100% sure,
because when the freezing happens, the Workrave popup doesn't appear.

> Can you do anything during the freeze?

See above.

> Does your taskbar display freeze or do you see the time change?

The taskbar disapperars. The bottom part of the screen is empty: I see
only the blue colour of my desktop background. This is odd enough,
because I haven't selected the "Auto-hide" option of the Windows
taskbar, so theoretically the taskbar should NEVER disappear.

> Does Workrave freeze?

Yes, like everything else.
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Dario WurmD | 6 Jul 20:56 2012
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What is your set time between breaks, and break times?

Hello all,
Searching the archives, I failed to find a thread such as these: An archive or poll on the common between-break times and break times, preferably with scientific backing :)
If there is already one, I apologize an kindly ask you to point me to it ^_^

I'll start:
 - My physiotherapist friend (working in a work-gymnastics company) suggested that for "daily, intense, continuous labor at the PC, combined with bad postures, you should break for 10 minutes after 60 minutes, with 5 minutes stretching and 5 minutes rest"
 - And in wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_vision_syndrome , they suggest the 20-20-20 rule "After 20 minutes at the PC, stop and look at an object 20ft away, for 20 seconds"

So my set times are
 - Micro-Breaks of 20 seconds, after 20 minutes
 - Rest-Breaks of 10 minutes, after 60 minutes

Cheers!
Dario
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EyeLand | 8 Jul 17:17 2012
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WorkRave top and left icons

Hi, a useful option in the settings of the program will be able to disable the icon from the left vertical bar when user enable the tray icon, what do you think? Thank you!

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Odin | 8 Jul 22:04 2012
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Re: What is your set time between breaks, and break times?

On Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 8:56 PM, Dario WurmD <wurmdario <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> Searching the archives, I failed to find a thread such as these: An archive
> or poll on the common between-break times and break times, preferably with
> scientific backing :)
> If there is already one, I apologize an kindly ask you to point me to it ^_^

Oh, absolutely no scientific backing, but I wanted to take some
breaks, normally I have exactly one during a day (lunch). And the
standard options in Workrave were just too extreme for me. I managed
to use them a week, but then I just stopped using the whole program.
Never decided that, it just happens on its own :P

> So my set times are
>  - Micro-Breaks of 20 seconds, after 20 minutes
>  - Rest-Breaks of 10 minutes, after 60 minutes

Yeah, that would be too hard for me. I have it at something like this now:

- One two-minute microbreak every 1.5 hour.
- One ten minute break every three hours.
- Eight hour PC-time, give me one extra hour three times if I ask for it.

I wrote a blog post about it as well, I did some more tweaking of
Workrave that there is no exposed settings for in the user interface:

http://tech.velmont.net/workrave-with-no-fake-microbreaks/

--

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Odin Hørthe Omdal <odin.omdal <at> gmail.com>
English, technical: http://tech.velmont.net
Norsk, personleg: http://velmont.no

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Omar B. | 9 Jul 05:18 2012
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Re: WorkRave top and left icons

maybe. So it will be a tray icon or indicator ? since ubuntu doesnt really support by default the tray anymore.

also some quicklist options for the launcher icon would be cool too.



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Kathleen Keamy | 10 Jul 20:20 2012

Re: Workrave freezes Windows XP 64 Professional

Never got it to work on my system , slowed system down too much and didn't
break when it was supposed to. I tried to work with the bugs in it, and gave
up after about 5 months or so. ( PC had Windows XP)
K.K., Oklahoma, USA

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Subject: [Workrave-user] Workrave freezes Windows XP 64 Professional

Hi,

first of all, I'd like to say thanks to the developers of Workrave. I
tried other RSI help programs, but that's the only one I found so far,
which is free and has three different types of breaks (micro-breaks,
regular rests and end-of-the-day). In particular, I found out a great
relief thanks to the microbreaks, in just less than a week's use!
Unfortunately, I may be forced to unistall Workrave, since it freezes
my pc way too often. I am running

 Windows XP 64bit Professional

with Sophos Antivirus. The freezes usually happen when I have
different Office files open, like for example two or three Excel
files, with Outlook running in the background and I open a PowerPoint
file. I tried to use the "No block" setting, hoping that it would
help, but it looks like the frequency of the freezes hasn't changed.
Could you please fix it? I'd be very sorry to renounce to Workrave,
because it helps me a lot. Thanks,

Best Regards

Sergio Rossi

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EyeLand | 10 Jul 21:51 2012
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Disappearing icon in tray

Hello, occasionally disappearing icon in tray, for example, now that's gone WorkRave icon to the left of KVirc, reboot solves the problem for a while, then repeat, why is that? Thank you!

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EyeLand | 10 Jul 21:56 2012
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Re: WorkRave top and left icons

It is an indicator, look:

http://dropi.ru/ZJf.png

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maybe. So it will be a tray icon or indicator ? since ubuntu doesnt really support by default the tray anymore.

also some quicklist options for the launcher icon would be cool too.



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Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2012 18:17:56 +0300
To: workrave-user <at> lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [Workrave-user] WorkRave top and left icons

Hi, a useful option in the settings of the program will be able to disable the icon from the left vertical bar when user enable the tray icon, what do you think? Thank you!
http://dropi.ru/vGf.png

http://dropi.ru/wGf.png

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