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You know those times where you spent way too much time on computer because cat videos, or someone is wrong on the internet? You need to give your eyes a regular break and get up off your chair sometimes.

Safe Eyes is a little application that will interrupt you at set intervals and make you do some eye exercises for a few seconds or go for a walk. Default is 15 minutes for a short 15 second break or 75 minutes for a walk break but it's totally configurable.

To install for Debian testing/unstable it's simply

apt install safeeyes

For Debian stable there's a couple extra commands to install with PIP. For that and other distros, refer to the Installation section at https://slgobinath.github.io/SafeEyes/

 

I just installed it and love it already. I tend to get stuck in my chair staring at the screen for way too long! :thumbsup: B)

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wa4chq

Tnx Sunrat....we have not been very busy here at the marina for quite some time so I end up in front of my laptop for long periods of time....after awhile, my eyes really start to hurt. I've installed a blue-light filter app on my phone that supposed to help with eye fatigue. I like the idea of Safe Eyes.....I'll check that one out.

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wa4chq

Found it and have installed it.....let the eye exercises begin!

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sunrat

I found you can set custom breaks too. I made one for squeezing a stress ball. Also changed the frequency to 20 minutes instead of 15.

 

Another program I use all the time is Redshift. It changes the colour temperature at nighttime to be more red and less blue. Change time can be automatic based on location or manual, and colour temp and brightness are also configurable. Good for the eyes and is also supposed to help with circadian rhythms.

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wa4chq

Tnx...will look into Redshift....

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securitybreach

Yeah, I have used Redshift for years now. It works pretty well. Basically you just set your lat/long in ~/.config/redshift/redshift.conf and add redshift & to your startup. The rest just works..

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Yeah, I have used Redshift for years now. It works pretty well. Basically you just set your lat/long in ~/.config/redshift/redshift.conf and add redshift & to your startup. The rest just works..

There are also panel applets which can control all of that. plasma-applet-redshift-control for KDE or redshift-gtk for anything else. May be called something else if not Debian but I wouldn't know about that. :D

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Yeah, I have used Redshift for years now. It works pretty well. Basically you just set your lat/long in ~/.config/redshift/redshift.conf and add redshift & to your startup. The rest just works..

There are also panel applets which can control all of that. plasma-applet-redshift-control for KDE or redshift-gtk for anything else. May be called something else if not Debian but I wouldn't know about that. :D

 

True, but as you all know, I prefer minimal things. Running a command on startup works better for me than using a graphical app.

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sunrat

True, but as you all know, I prefer minimal things. Running a command on startup works better for me than using a graphical app.

You're just more geeky than me. :ph34r: I use DEs on all my distros.

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True, but as you all know, I prefer minimal things. Running a command on startup works better for me than using a graphical app.

You're just more geeky than me. :ph34r: I use DEs on all my distros.

 

I could never go back to a desktop environment. Tiling and keyboard driven fits my workflow so much better as I have a lot of distance cover. Dragging a window a window with a mouse seems almost archaic when I can do it with a simple keystroke. I only use the mouse for browsing in Chrome. There are extensions that I could use for that but they just do not work that well IMO. B)

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Even on a single screen (laptops), tiling WMs allow you to manage your screen real-estate much easier.

 

I just found my first post when I moved to my first tiling WM, XMonad back in 2009: https://forums.scotsnewsletter.com/index.php?showtopic=28962&hl=xmonad

 

That was a bit of a pain to get going with as all of the configuration is done in the Haskell programming language. I have been using i3 for like 5 years now and while it has other benefits, its configuration is in plain english and verbose so its the easiest tiling WM to get started with. If you want to try it out something, just let me know and I can help you anyway I can.

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