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 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.
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
Elegant and customizable design
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
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:
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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.