From here you can customize the Iris timer.
When the timer is active before the rest you will get reminder like this
Then just before the rest you will get Postpone window in the bottom right corner of the screen
Clicking postpone will cause the timer to be postponed by the Postpone duration. You can customize this duration from here
When the timer is running the remaining work and rest time are shown on the main screen
If you don’t postpone the timer rest screen is shown
You can select different timers from the Timer type dropdown.
The available timers are
The timer is stopped and there will be no break reminding.
Normal mode looks like this
By default every 30 minutes this screen will be shown with countdown timer. You can change work and rest time from the Timer page
Strict mode doesn’t have this Skip rest button and can’t be skipped. Use it to force yourself to get up, but be careful not to lock your PC for long period of time.
Strict mode looks like this and can’t be skipped
Productive mode is one nice Pomodoro timer which can easily switched from rest to work. As the name it’s make for people who use work and rest combinations for productivity
You can change the duration of the work and rest time from
This values apply to all timer types. You can also test the rest screen by clicking Have a rest now or using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+Enter
If Auto close rest screen is set to OFF you will get Continue button after the rest has ended
If Use sounds is set to OFF there will be no sounds for break reminding.[:bg]
15 thoughts on “Timer page help”
Turning off “use sounds” doesn’t do anything to the sounds of an incoming rest or any other sound I have observed. I still hear sounds when a rest is upcoming. Is there a way to turn off sound completely for IRIS?
I wear headphones and it is kind of disturbing to hear the sound of incoming rest. It seems enough for me to see the warning flag with the notice.
Just tested this and seems to work
What is the version of Iris and OS
Try this, I think I understand what you talk about now
How do I turn off the annoying ‘Big rest incoming’ mini-window?
Here’s a short video on how to disable the timer:
Hello, I swichted the timer off but I also don’t want the breaks. How can I disable that?
Can you check this video?
Should help 🙂
It would be nice to have 2 break options. Short breaks and long breaks. That way, after a few short breaks, a user can take a longer break.
Thanks for the suggestion 🙂
You can adjust the duration of your break in the Timer menu in Advanced view
I don’t have a setting for timer under either simple or advanced. Above instructions and comments are confusing. I LIKE the 20-20 rest, but I DON’T want popups or alarms that tell me it’s coming. Help!
If you don’t see the Timer menu in Advanced view go to Features and enable it from there
I was hoping for a blend between the Productive and Normal modes. I would like the timer in the bottom-right corner of my screen. Then the break shows the rest screen of the Normal mode.
Another useful feature would be the ability to change the volume of the “use sounds” option.
Thank you for the suggestions 🙂
For IRIS Timer, please change “Postpone duration” to allow a user to enter 0 (zero). This will allow a user to take a strict break. Thank you.
The Postpone button should not appear when in Strict mode.