Protect your eyes from eye strain using this simple and beautiful, yet extensible break reminder.
Visit the official site: http://slgobinath.github.io/SafeEyes/ for more details.
Safe Eyes command-line arguments
usage: safeeyes [-h] [-a | -d | -e | -q | -s | -t] [--debug] [--version] Safe Eyes protects your eyes from eye strain (asthenopia) by reminding you to take breaks while you're working long hours at the computer. optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -a, --about show the about dialog -d, --disable disable the currently running safeeyes instance -e, --enable enable the currently running safeeyes instance -q, --quit quit the running safeeyes instance and exit -s, --settings show the settings dialog -t, --take-break take a break now --debug start safeeyes in debug mode --status print the status of running safeeyes instance and exit --version show program's version number and exit
Safe Eyes is available in Ubuntu PPA, Arch AUR, Gentoo and Python PyPI. You can choose any installation source and install on any Linux system with Python 3.
Ubuntu, Linux Mint and other Ubuntu Derivatives
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:slgobinath/safeeyes sudo apt update sudo apt install safeeyes
yay -S safeeyes
sudo emerge -av x11-misc/safeeyes
sudo apt-get install gir1.2-appindicator3-0.1 gir1.2-notify-0.7 python3-psutil python3-xlib xprintidle python3-pip sudo pip3 install safeeyes sudo update-icon-caches /usr/share/icons/hicolor
People using unstable/testing Debian can install Safe Eyes from the official repository using the following command:
sudo apt-get install safeeyes
sudo dnf install libappindicator-gtk3 python3-psutil cairo-devel python3-devel gobject-introspection-devel cairo-gobject-devel sudo pip3 install safeeyes sudo gtk-update-icon-cache /usr/share/icons/hicolor
sudo zypper refresh sudo zypper install safeeyes
Other Linux & Run from source
Ensure to meet the following dependencies:
- xprintidle (optional)
To install Safe Eyes:
sudo pip3 install safeeyes
After installation, restart your system to update the icons,
To run from source:
git clone https://github.com/slgobinath/SafeEyes.git cd SafeEyes python3 -m safeeyes
Safe Eyes installers install the required icons to
/usr/share/icons/hicolor. When you run Safe Eyes from source without, some icons may not appear.
Install in Virtual Environment
Some Linux systems like Cent OS do not have matching dependencies available in their repository. In such systems, you can install and use Safe Eyes in a Python Virtual Environment. The following instruction was tested on Cent OS 7.
Install the necessary dependencies
sudo yum install python3-devel dbus dbus-devel cairo cairo-devel cairomm-devel libjpeg-turbo-devel pango pango-devel pangomm pangomm-devel gobject-introspection-devel cairo-gobject-devel
Create a virtual environment in your home folder
mkdir ~/safeeyes cd ~/safeeyes/ pip3 install virtualenv --user virtualenv --no-site-packages venv source venv/bin/activate pip3 install dbus-python safeeyes
Start Safe Eyes from terminal
cd ~/safeeyes & source venv/bin/activate python3 -m safeeyes
For more details, please check the issue: #329
- Remind you to take breaks with exercises to reduce RSI
- Disable keyboard during breaks
- Notification before and after breaks
- Smart pause if system is idle
- Multi-screen support
- Customizable user interface
- RPC API to control externally
- Command-line arguments to control the running instance
- Customizable using plug-ins
Thirdparty plugins are available at another GitHub repository: safeeyes-plugins. More details about how to write your own plugin and how to install third-party plugin are available there.
GNU General Public License v3
Thanks to JetBrains for offering IDE support to develop this Open Source project.