Last updated: 2010-06-05
You simply cannot uninstall Workrave while the program is running. So, first quit the program by right clicking the little status window (or sheep icon in the system tray) to open the menu. Select "Quit", and then run the uninstaller.
Testing Workrave on any of these systems is not part of our development cycle. However, we have not received any complaints nor are there any open bug reports indicating that Workrave would not be compatible.
The main problem here is that the settings that are required are different from person to person.
For example, I use workrave with a 25 second micropause every two and a half minute, and a 10 minute restbreak every 20 minutes. I need these frequent breaks, because I'm recovering from RSI. And as I recover, I change the settings to fewer breaks.
If you have never had any problem at all (using the computer, that is), then you may want much fewer breaks, say 10 seconds micropause every 10 minutes, and a 5 minute restbreak every hour.
It is very hard to give proper guidelines here. My best advice is to play around and see what works for you. Which settings "feel right". Basically, that's how Workrave's defaults evolve.
We often receive requests from users that would like to keep on reading the screen during a micropause. Think of implementing support for transparent micropause windows, or making the micropause window position configurable.
No. Really, you should not be reading the screen during a micropause. Adding support for the requested feature defeats the purpose of Workrave. Relax your eyes, and stare past the monitor during a micropause.
Even if you are not suffering from eyestrain, please keep in mind that staying put in the same position while reading the screen is not good for your wrists as well. By staying in the same position you restrict the bloodflow to your arms, which increases their tension recovery time.
Workrave takes over the language preferences from the operating system. It does not offer an additional language preference itself. On Windows, you can chance the locale in the control panel: "Regional and Language settings".
Yes, version 1.6.0 (and higher) supports this. Right-click on the taskbar, and activate "Workrave" from the list of toolbars.
Workrave uses GNU gettext for dealing with translations. Translating Workrave boils down to providing a translated text for each and every English text used in Workrave. All of the texts to be translated are listed in one file (.po). For each text you need to provide the translation by inserting it in that very same .po file.
Translating can be a very tedious job. Luckily there is tooling available to help you. For example, for GNU/Linux, there is kbabel, gtranslator and many others. For Windows, there is poEdit. And for GNU/Emacs, there is the excellent M-x po-mode.
So first, you'll have to pick any of the above tools, depending on the platform you are working on. Install that tool first, and get acquainted with it. From that point on, you can start translating using the .po files over at: http://github.com/rcaelers/workrave/blob/master/po/
I am glad that you like our software. We appreciate any donations, however, we prefer donations on a meta-level. Meaning, instead of donating directly to us, free software authors, we feel it is a better idea to donate to a foundation that ensures that the conditions amongst which free software can flourish remain valid.
Therefore, I would like you to donate to the Electronic Frontier Foundation directly. Please visit: https://secure.eff.org/ -- you'll find paypal (a.o.) links there.