How to install BreakTimer on Ubuntu – Reduce Eye-Strain and RSI
BreakTimer is a free and open source computer break management software for Linux, Windows and macOS. This is best application for managing and enforcing periodic breaks on your computer to reduce your eye-strain and repetitive strain injury (RSI). You can configure your working hours, app colours and messages for breaks, how often and how long your breaks should be and comes with notifications support and Idle reset of break countdown support. It is released under GNU General Public License v3.0. license.
Install BreakTimer on Ubuntu:
For Ubuntu BreakTimer available as snap, AppImage and deb package files.
Install BreakTimer via snap:
Open your terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the below snap installation command.
sudo snap install breaktimer
Then type your Ubuntu user password and enter. It will install the latest BreakTimer computer break management software on Ubuntu. Then click the show applications in the Ubuntu Gnome dock and type breaktimer in the search box and click breaktimer to open it. you can also run it by entering below command in terminal app.
Install BreakTimer via AppImage:
Download the BreakTimer AppImage file format from the below BreakTimer download link.
Here “BreakTimer.AppImage” is my downloaded file name and “Downloads” is downloaded file path. You can change these values according to yours.
Then in your ubuntu terminal run this command to go your download location.
Then run the below command to change the file permission of downloaded file.
sudo chmod +x ~ BreakTimer.AppImage
Or right click on the downloaded .AppImage file and select Properties.Then go to the Permissions tab and check the Allow executing files as program option.
Then finally run the below command and press the enter key to start BreakTimer computer break management software.
Install BreakTimer via deb:
From the above BreakTimer download link download the latest version BreakTimer app in .deb file format.
Open your ubuntu terminal app (ctrl+Alt+T) and navigate to your download path.
Then run the below command.
sudo dpkg -i BreakTimer.deb
If needed enter your ubuntu user password. After that type and enter the below command.
sudo apt-get install -f