TMetric Desktop Settings

Here you will learn how to customize desktop preferences for your needs. To configure TMetric settings, click your name in the bottom-left corner and select Preferences from the menu.

Open Desktop Preferences

You can also open the desktop preferences from the TMetric tray menu.

On the Preferences screen, you will see four tabs: General, Activity, Reminders and Network.


The General Settings let you configure the start/stop timer behavior and customize hotkeys. Below is the list of available options with description:

Launch & Exit

In this section, you can configure TMetric Desktop behavior when a user runs the app and stops using it.

Run TMetric Desktop at startup - when you start or restart your computer, the desktop client will also start.

On application launch

  • Ask me what to do - if enabled, a user is prompted to choose what to do when starting the timer.
  • Start a new task - if enabled, the timer starts a new task.
  • Start the timer (no task) - if enabled, the timer starts a task with no description automatically.
  • Continue the recent task - if enabled, the timer starts a recent task.
  • Do nothing - the timer does not start and the desktop client does not prompt a user to start tracking his work time.

General Preferences Desktop

Stop timer on application exit

If enabled, the timer automatically stops when you:

  • exit the application
  • end a user session
  • turn off or restart a computer

If disabled, a confirmation dialog box appears.


In this section, you can customize keyboard shortcuts for TMetric Desktop to quickly access the app functions.

Enable global hotkeys - if enabled, you can change a hotkey as you wish.

In the Hotkeys section, you can specify key combinations for the Show/Hide TMetric, Start/Stop Timer, and New Task options. Just select a required text box and press the desired keyboard combination.


Here you will find the options for tracking user productivity at work and monitoring apps and websites they mostly use and visit during their workday.

Activity Tracking Screen

Record activity levels - allows measuring user activity level and online time at the workplace.

Record apps and sites - allows tracking apps and websites that an employee mostly uses and visits at work (collects only the names of applications and websites).

Details - allows tracking apps and websites (collects the process name, a window title of the application and time spent in the window.

Detect idle time - allows controlling inactivity time.

There are two options:

  • Ask Me - if selected, after a specified time expires, a dialog box appears asking you to decide what to do with the idle time (keep it, add as a break or as a new time entry).
  • Stop timer - if selected, after a specified time expires, the desktop client will stop tracking time.

If the Detect idle time option is disabled, then no matter how much time a user was inactive, no dialog box appears. In this case, if the timer is running for too long (more than 12 hours), the time of the last activity is still tracked.


By setting up reminders, the app will prompt you to start tracking your time when you need to. You can adjust the reminders by specifying the time interval and days on the Reminders tab of the desktop preferences.

Reminder Configuration Desktop

Remind me to track time every n minutes

If enabled, a user is prompted to start the timer after the timer was stopped and a specified time interval has passed.

If disabled, a user is prompted to start the timer when starting the app.

Note: This option should be enabled to use the Remind me on days one.

Remind me on days

If enabled, you can set the working days and time for TMetric Desktop to remind you to track working time. So, if you have your personal work schedule, you can easily configure the reminder based on it.

You can find a detailed description about the options for enabling and disabling activity tracking in corresponding topics.

Note: The Reminders settings do not depend on the workspace settings and are set by each user individually in the desktop.


Under the Network tab, you can configure proxy server settings. Just enable the Use proxy server option, enter Host, Port, Username and Password, and click the Close button.

Network Tab Desktop

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