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screen to appear after some time interval

is there a way whereby we can flash across a computer screen for a few seconds to ask the user to relax for a while before continuing working. sometimes we are so busy with the work that most people would forget to take a break inbetween. not too sure what feature or function we would call this?
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Thibault St john Cholmondeley-ffeatherstonehaugh the 2ndCommented:
Just ring a bell and tell them it's tea-break.
If I was deeply engaged in something and my computer suddenly became unresponsive due to a message telling me to relax it would have exactly the opposite affect.
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grnowAuthor Commented:
Robin, yah i agree too. Some users feel this can be a nice optional feature though.
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Thibault St john Cholmondeley-ffeatherstonehaugh the 2ndCommented:
If it's an option then I can live with it :7)

I searched 'break reminder software' and there were several programs on offer.
This one is free:
http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Business/Time_and_Clock_Tools/Break_Reminder.html

I remember reading about some several years ago that counted your keystrokes and used that as a basis for taking a break. Probably good for typing pools, but so much is done using a pointing device now that keystrokes might be irrelevant.
 
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grnowAuthor Commented:
Robin, thanks, I had downloaded. it appears to be a demo version that can't be run... saying license expired.
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Thibault St john Cholmondeley-ffeatherstonehaugh the 2ndCommented:
I'm sorry. I didn't try the link.
Have you tried googling for  
"break reminder software"?
It brought back quite a few options - some that needed paying for, and that one that said it was free.

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grnowAuthor Commented:
i tried googling but can't really find one that is free and recommended...
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grnowAuthor Commented:
will close the question and reward points for suggestion. I try out the trial version of  http://www.getworkpause.com/  and find it not bad
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grnowAuthor Commented:
can't really find a recommended software yet..
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