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Workrave is a program that assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).

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  • Do you find it DIFFICULT to take regular breaks behind your laptop?
    So, why not take a moment, install Workrave, and embark on a journey towards a healthier and more sustainable work routine? Your well-being is an investment that pays dividends in both personal and professional aspects of life. - Source: / over 1 year ago
  • Best Emacs tools and set ups for RSIā€¦??
    Used for a while. Source: 9 months ago
  • The Most Important Coding Habits
    I can recommend workrave. It reminds me to take breaks and propose stretching or looking further than the monitor. - Source: Hacker News / 11 months ago
  • What are some of the best and worst gaming systems and game genres for someone living with Carpal Tunnel?
    First, general advice: Get something like Workrave to automatically prompt you to take frequent short breaks. Source: about 1 year ago
  • What open source software do you use to increase your productivity?
    Ironically, Workrave, which is a free, open-source Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) prevention app that tells you to take scheduled breaks and what not. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Do you think people are ever going to break out of phone/social media addiction?
    If you want to use less social but don't want to leave it, set yourself a screen lock or zen timer. There's a ton of apps. OnePlus has a Zen feature built in which can cripple your phone so that you cannot use it for X amount of time. For your computer there's apps that do the same such as Workrave. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Do I actually need a 5k monitor for programming?
    I usually suggest people to install something like that will remind them to stand up and look out of the window in regular intervals, so you get to see something brighter at a different distance than your screen. Spending some time outside in your spare time also restores some of the eyes' strength, because in nature, there are all kinds of conditions to adjust to.. But the main point is:... Source: over 1 year ago
  • Biggest issue of 49 inch monitors for long term users
    Reminding yourself to take regular breaks can help a lot(if needed by enforcing them with an app like workrave).. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Full time AutoCAD operator and I hate my mouse - HELP! I am looking for a finger operated trackball and do a lot of zooming, scrolling, and click/dragging. Never used a trackball before.
    Another thing that massively helped reducing the pain was doing frequent rests and pauses. I used Workrave on Linux and Stretchly on mac to force me taking regular breaks. Because only using a trackball was not sufficient for me to reduce the pain. Keeping a correct posture and doing frequent pauses really helped me. In a couple of weeks the pain was heavily reduced, and in a couple of months the pain completely... Source: over 1 year ago
  • keep track of active used time on machine (no idle time)
    I used Workrave and I remember it could give me such usage statistics. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Looking for app that automatically tracks time and sends notification when I've reached 3 hours of computer usage
    Workrave can track time, set breaks, daily limits, and lock the screen/input. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • 23 useful health websites - Do nothing for two minutes, site that drastically lowers prescription prices, consumers guide to pills
    Https:// - helps alert you to make rest breaks and restricts you to your daily limit, to prevent Repetitive strain injury. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • How can I alias a timer with Gnome Clocks
    Or for something a lot more complex, there's Workrave. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Ask HN: What is something you built but never marketed?
    I user Workrave ( for the same purpose. It's time-based rather than count-based, and takes mouse into account as well as keyboard. - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago
  • Lower back pain? Try these simple stretches (easy and less than 5 mins)
    Also, take lots of short breaks. can help with this. I have no affiliation with this software, but have used it for years. When I go too long without using it, wrist pain ensues. When I listen to Workrave and take breaks, no pain. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Repetitive Strain Injury - What is it & How to avoid
    First in the list is Workrave. A portable version is available from PortableApps. Workrave monitors mouse movements and keyboard typing and provides the following features. - Source: / about 2 years ago
  • Reversing Myopia: A Human-Friendly Primer
    To determine the prescription for my computer glasses, I did the math to set the focal distance to roughly the distance to my monitors. Here's the procedure I used: I measured my monitors at about 0.7 m from my eyes. My naked eyes seem to focus most comfortably at about 0.4-0.5 m. To determine that, I wrote some text on a paper pad and held the pad at different distances from my eyes. I would close my eyes so that... - Source: Hacker News / about 2 years ago
  • Some healthy advice for those of you learning to code
    I tend to get into a "grove" and will code for 2/3 hrs without getting up or go from meeting to meeting. To this day I still set a timer for breaks and exercise. is still a great tool all these years later. Source: about 2 years ago
  • Carpal Tunnel and the World of IT
    Obligatory reference. Source: about 2 years ago
  • How can I do pop ups on my 2nd monitor?
    Maybe this is something that will suit you, workrave. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Ask HN: How do you manage forearem/wrist pain?
    Regular breaks are important when you work long hours - Use Workrave (Free, for Windows, Linux - ) or TimeOut (Not free, for macOS - ) on your computer for this. It does take some time and patience getting used to the regular interruptions, but it really helps. My shoulder, wrist and finger pain reduced greatly once I diligently took all the breaks. (That... - Source: Hacker News / almost 3 years ago

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