How to Protect your Eyes from Eye Strain with Safe Eyes

Safe Eyes is a free and open source computer break reminder application for Linux. Using this application you can prevent repetitive strain injury in your eye. It reminds you to take breaks while working on the computer and break screen asks you to do some exercises which will reduce your RSI. It comes with keyboard disable, RPC API and command-line support, extend using plugins, notification and more.

Safe Eyes

Install Safe Eyes on Ubuntu Linux

Safe Eyes is available as a Ubuntu PPA. In the terminal app (ctrl+lat+t) run below commands one by one. It will add Safe Eyes PPA and install Safe Eyes in your system.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:slgobinath/safeeyes
sudo apt update
sudo apt install safeeyes

And open safe eyes using the show applications menu or via below command.


Safe Eyes app

Install Safe Eyes via flatpak:

You can also install Safe Eyes via flatpak package files from the remote flathub. First install flatpak and flathub on your system and restart it after the installation.

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Open the terminal software (ctrl+alt+t) and run below Safe Eyes flatpak install command.

flatpak install flathub io.github.slgobinath.SafeEyes

After the installation, you can run Safe Eyes using below command. Check your Ubuntu topbar to access it.

flatpak run io.github.slgobinath.SafeEyes

Safe Eyes message


And uninstall it using below command.

sudo flatpak uninstall io.github.slgobinath.SafeEyes

That’s it.

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