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megan walker - Jun 25, 2021 4:07:37 pm PDT #25441 of 25460
"What kind of magical sunshine and lollipop world do you live in? Because you need to be medicated."-SFist

Does anybody know of a good PC time-tracking app that will automatically track where I spend my time on my computer? I know these must exist since I know companies track their employees this way, but I can't seem to find something simple that does what I want it to.

Basically I want something that I turn on at the beginning of the day when I turn on my laptop, and that when I turn it off at the end of the day, it will tell me "You spent X minutes in Excel, Y minutes in Adobe Acrobat, Z minutes in Word, P minutes in email, D minutes in Twitter, and Q minutes in that game you shouldn't be playing while working."

I don't need to assign time to specific projects, or know what specific files I've been using (though I suppose knowing the files I open would be nice). I'm torn on whether I actually want it tracking my internet activity but I do use search, online dictionaries & style guides, wikipedia, etc. for work, so it would be good to know where I am when I'm in my browser.

The key feature should be that it in no way requires me to take action when I stop working for 15 minutes to read Twitter.


Tom Scola - Jun 28, 2021 8:06:51 am PDT #25442 of 25460
Don’t copy that floppy.

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Laura - Jul 13, 2021 10:48:50 am PDT #25443 of 25460
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

I've created a nifty slide show for the local Otter Lake church's 100th anniversary basically composed of a bunch of photos and church type piano music in the background. I have created this on a Windows platform, and the firehouse where it will play is on Mac of course. What format should I save it in? Will it run if I save it on a flash drive? Should I just see if they can hook up my laptop to their setup?

I've never actually done this before, but I am the person in town who "knows computer stuff", so you know how that goes. The choices in the software I am using are AVI, WMV, FLV, MP4, and MKV.


NoiseDesign - Jul 13, 2021 11:48:06 am PDT #25444 of 25460
"You'd think a house full of crazy people would be fun. It's actually really depressing." --Bart Simpson

The Mac should be able to play an MP4 with no issues.


Laura - Jul 13, 2021 12:09:25 pm PDT #25445 of 25460
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

Great! That is one of the formats I used. Thank you.


Toddson - Jul 14, 2021 9:16:17 am PDT #25446 of 25460
Always support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.

I was sent a .BIN file ... I have no idea how to open or read it or do anything with it. I tried searching and it seems to be an outdated ... something. This was a file that was supposed to be a PDF - one of a bunch that were sent out and returned as PDFs and came with a different PDF. Any suggestions?


sj - Oct 13, 2021 1:08:54 pm PDT #25447 of 25460
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

I cannot send a microsoft word file either from word or from gmail on my Mac. From word I'm getting this error message: Your default mail client Google Chrome doesn't support attachments. And from gmail Word attachments aren't even showing up as an option. This has never happened before. Help, before I throw my computer out the window.


dcp - Oct 13, 2021 1:26:50 pm PDT #25448 of 25460
numb little bug

Where is the .docx file saved? The desktop, or somewhere else?

Using Chrome, once you are signed in to mail.google.com, after you click the Compose button you should get a New Message pop-up window. What happens when you then click the Attach File icon (looks like a paperclip)? I get a dialog box that lets me navigate to whatever file location I want.


sj - Oct 13, 2021 1:46:13 pm PDT #25449 of 25460
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

Using Chrome, once you are signed in to mail.google.com, after you click the Compose button you should get a New Message pop-up window. What happens when you then click the Attach File icon (looks like a paperclip)? I get a dialog box that lets me navigate to whatever file location I want.

I get all that but none of my word documents are an option anymore. I gave up and sent it as an attachment from my phone without a problem, but I'm still really annoyed. It's saved to my one drive.


dcp - Oct 13, 2021 1:49:34 pm PDT #25450 of 25460
numb little bug

That *is* weird. We don't have Word installed on the Mac I have access to at work, but I used TextEdit to create a quick test file, saved it as .docx, and it showed up in the Attach File dialog just fine.