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THE "RESET IF IDLE FOR AT LEAST…" DOESN'T WORK.

Are you sure that this option is working?
I can't see the timers but I'm pretty sure that the timers doesn't reset when I leave the Mac.
(Yes, i have properly set-up the preferences).
Any idea?
Bye bye and keep going!

David Sinclair's picture

Re: THE "RESET IF IDLE FOR AT LEAST…" DOESN'T WORK.

Yes, the reset option does work. You could try a shorter interval. Or perhaps you have some third-party tool preventing idle (e.g. Caffeine)?

You can see the timers, and idle reset, via some Terminal magic.

Enter the following command in Terminal (in /Applications/Utilities):

    defaults write com.dejal.timeout DebugScheduler YES

Then you can see the logging in Console (also in the Utilities folder). If that doesn't make sense to you, paste in the log entries after manually starting a break for me to analyze.