** Changed in: gnome-control-center
Status: Confirmed => Won't Fix
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Support micropauses as well as typing breaks in keyboard preferences
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I think that the typing breaks feature in Gnome should allow the user
to set up micropauses and typing breaks.
Other RSI/OOS prevention tools (for example, Workpace) suggest a
micropause of 10 seconds every, say, 3 minutes and then a Rest Break
of 5 mins or more every, say, half an hour. Incidentally, Workpace
suggests exercises during these Rest Breaks.
I suffer from RSI quite badly and I find that regular micropauses make
a much bigger difference than the longer breaks. I believe that is
true for a lot of people, but I cannot point to any research on it; it
is certainly what we are told by our office OOS prevention person.
An easy way to provide this feature would be to repeat the same
options that we currently have, so that the tab read:
Lock Screen to enforce typing breaks:
[ X ] Micropause of  seconds every  minutes
[ X ] Rest break of  minutes every  minutes (this is what we already
At a later stage, it would be great to have exercise suggestions
during those breaks, but that is a different, long-term feature
This really belongs upstream, but I can't find my Gnome Bugzilla
details at the moment.
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