SafeEyes Should Be The Must Have Application In Your Linux

Protect your eyes from eye strain using this continuous breaks reminder. A Free and Open Source Linux alternative for EyeLeo.

If you spend most of your time on computer screen then there is quite a chance that you might have Asthenopia. Don’t get worried reading this world. It’s nothing but an Eye Strain. I, myself, spend most of my time on my Linux. And believe me, Eye Strain really stops you from being productive. SafeEyes is the application which is on my must have list.

SafeEyes Should Be The Must Have Application In Your Linux

SafeEyes protect your eyes from eye strain by reminding you to take a break while you’re working long hours at the computer. At the same time, It suggests some of the exercise for your eyes which is very useful. It remains in panel or tray from there you can access enable/disable the application and access the settings. It’s a very simple and minimal app which really works at its best.

SafeEyes Should Be The Must Have Application In Your Linux

It also shows a pop up 10 seconds before the break so that you can get your hands off the work. Moreover, You can change the timings for your break, reminders before the break and more from settings page.

Features of SafeEyes:

  • Short breaks with eye exercises
  • Long breaks to change physical position and to warm up
  • Disable the keyboard during break
  • Notifications before every break
  • Do not disturb when working with fullscreen applications( Eg: Watching movies)
  • Smart pause and resume based on system idle time
  • Multi-monitor support
  • Elegant and customizable design
  • Multi-language support
  • Highly customizable
  • Strict break for those who are addicted to computer
  • Skip or take break based on active windows (Regardless of fullscreen-mode)
  • Customize individual break time
  • Audible alert at the end of break
  • Turn on/off audible alert for individual breaks
  • Customize disable time period

Installation Guide:

Available for Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety/17.04/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 18/17/13other related Ubuntu derivatives

Open your terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T)  and use the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:slgobinath/safeeyes

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install safeeyes

Arch Linux: Install via AUR
For Other Linux distributions follow instructions from their Github page.


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