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Mozilla Firefox ‘Take a Break’ Add-on Protects your Eyes and Health

Mozilla Firefox ‘Take a Break’ Add-on Protects your Eyes and Health
While working on computer we mostly work on web and forget that continuously look at the monitor screen which adversely effect our health particularly eyes. Starring at the monitor for long time may result in blurred vision, fatigue, mild headache, pain in neck, dry eyes etc. We don’t care, whether people call us web addict or computer addict. Though we know the fact and make some arrangements like arranging lights, angles of monitors but these don’t work more, moreover during work we forget these all. Now an add-on “Take a break” is available in Mozilla Firefox to help you reduce the problem. This add-on will automatically remind you to take a break at frequent intervals while surfing. You can set the time yourself.
Mozilla Firefox ‘Take a Break’ Add-on Protects your Eyes and Health
Mozilla Firefox ‘Take a Break’ Add-on Protects your Eyes and Health

How the Add-on ‘Take a Break’ Works

This add-on has two step alerts. It will alert you to take a short break every 15 minute and a longer break at every hour.

Take a break every 15 minutes(Short Break)

When we install this add-on it creates a small icon on the status bar. While surfing the web, this icon on your status bar will start blinking every 15 minutes to remand you that you have to take a short break. Now sit back comfortably, close your eyes for some time. If possible look outside the windows.

Take a break every Hour(Long Break)

While surfing the web this add-on will remind you to take a break some longer than that you take at every 15 minute. A pop up  will appear every hour to remind you that now you have take a break the longer break. Now you can get refreshed, have a cup of tea, call someone you love or stretch your body.

How to get Firefox Add-on ‘Take a break’

(1)              Option One - Installing this add-on is very easy. Visit Add-ons page of Mozilla.org. and click “Add to Firefox”.
(2)               Option Two –
i.                   Click Firefox start button>Click Add-ons>Click Get Add-Ons
ii.                 Write “Take a Break” in the search box.
iii.              A list of add-ons will appear.
iv.              Click “Install” under “Take a Break”, the add-on will be installed
v.                 Restart your Firefox.

How to set the short break and long break times of Take a Break

User can define the timings of take a break as per his/her convenience. The procedure of modifying the time is very easy –
i.                   Click Firefox start button>Click Add-ons> Click Extensions
ii.                 Locate “Take a Break” you will find 3 clickable buttons there namely “Options”, “Disable” and “Remove”
iii.              Click on “Options”
iv.              A popup with drop down menus and check boxes will appear with default settings.
v.                 You can change these setting as you wish using the dropdown menus and the check boxes.

How to remove the Add-on ‘Take a break’

i.                   Click Firefox start button>Click Add-ons> Click Extensions
ii.                 Locate “Take a Break” you will find 3 clickable buttons there namely “Options”, “Disable” and “Remove”
iii.              Click “Remove”
iv.              The Add-on will be removed.



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