screenshotTake a Break  |  Download Reminds you to take a break at a customizable time frame.

Some of the important features of the Take a Break addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn't find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Take a Break.

In short, Take a Break is a browser extension that helps you maintain a healthy life while working on your computer by reminding you to have a break. Please check the YouTube tutorial below to get an idea of how this addon works in your browser. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.

4 Reasons to Use Take a Break

  • Has toolbar popup or a stand-alone popup window as the app UI.

  • Has options page to adjust the break settings, plus an ON|OFF switch to active or deactivate the addon.

  • Has the option to play notification sound when a break time is ready.

  • Available for Firefox, Chrome and Opera browsers on all operating systems.

YouTube Tutorial

This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is Take a Break?

    Take a Break is a browser add-on that help you easily set specific time frames to take a break. Before using the addon, please open options page and adjust your settings. Then, click on the ON|OFF switch, and wait for the break to take effect. Once you see the notification, either in popup or desktop notifications, please click on the - Okay, start the break - button to initiate the break. If you want to finish this break, and wait for the next break, please click on the - Finish break now. Alternatively, you can click on the - Skip this break - button and wait for another break. Default notification type is opening a new tab. If you want to change it to desktop notifications, please visit options page and mark the related checkbox. Within the popup there is an ON|OFF switch which enables you to activate or deactivate the addon.

  • 2. How can I work with this add-on?

    As mentioned above, simply open toolbar popup UI and then click on the - Open options page - button. Once the options page is open, you will see seven settings. Settings number 1, is the working hours, which is default to 9AM - 5PM. Second settings is break days, which is set to Monday through Friday by default (Saturday and Sunday are not marked). Option number 3 is the break interval which is set to 1 hour. You can choose any desired value from the drop down list. Break duration is settings number 4, which is from 1 min to 1 hour and default is set to 5 minutes. There is also a notification sound which is played before the break time. Once the break is started, notification sound is turned off. There are two ways of notifying the users about the break time. First method is by opening a new tab and second method is by desktop notifications. Default method is by opening a new tab.

  • 3. How can I download the source code for Take a Break?

    To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.

  • 4. What types of notification does this addon have?

    Currently this addon has two type of notifications, one by opening a new tab and the other with desktop notifications. As mentioned above, default option is opening a new tab. please note that, once the notification tab is opened it will remain open until you click on a button (red, blue or green). Red button, is for starting the break. Blue button is for finishing the current break and start a new one. The green button is for skipping this break and move to the next one.

  • 5. How can I open the options page?

    In order to open the options page, please open toolbar popup UI and then click on the - Open options page - button. There is also a button to open the support page within the toolbar popup UI (below the options button).

  • 6. How do I turn the extension OFF?

    In order to turn the extension OFF, please open the options page and then click on the ON|OFF switch. When the addon is OFF, the power switch and toolbar icon is light grey.

  • 7. Is this extension available for mobile firefox (Firefox for android)?

    Yes, this addon is available for all browsers and platforms including mobile Firefox and Opera browsers.

  • 8. How can I change the notification sound?

    Unfortunately, currently there is no way to change the notification sound. In future, support for this functionality will be added.

  • 9. Where can I find the privacy policy for Take a Break?

    Please read the privacy policy for this extension here.


Reporting Bugs

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