After you install the Windows time collector on your PC, you should see a yellow Chrometa clock icon in your system tray (usually in the lower-right of your screen, to the left of the clock).
The presence of this icon indicates that Chrometa is capturing your time for you as you work.The Chrometa system tray icon is second from the left (screen shot from Windows Vista)
Starting the Windows Time Collector
If you don't see the Chrometa icon in your system tray, you can start it by going to Start Menu - All Programs - Chrometa - Chrometa.
Exiting the Windows Time Collector
To exit Chrometa - and stop it from tracking - right-click on the system tray icon, and click Exit.
To pause Chrometa - and pause tracking - right-click on the system tray icon, and click Pause.
Be careful to resume tracking when you're ready to, because pause really does pause tracking. So if you pause tracking for longer than intended, we can't help you!
To resume Chrometa - and resume tracking - right-click on the system tray icon, and click Resume.
Viewing Your Time Entries
To view and categorize your time entries, right-click on the system tray icon, and click Open Chrometa. This will open Chrometa's web interface, using your default browser.
Alternatively, you can open your browser of choice, and point the URL to: https://app.chrometa.com/login
There are several advanced options available to you under the right-click Options menu:
Options - Sync
- Time Synchronization - Leave this alone unless we tell you otherwise :)
- Username & Password - Must match your web login. If you change your password to the Chrometa web interface, it will need to be updated here also.
- Test Connection - Verifies that you have a successful connection
- Sync - Will tell Chrometa to synchronize your time entries now
- Sync Behind a Firewall/Proxy - Will take you to the manual upload section
Options - Settings
- Launch Chrometa at startup - Start Chrometa automatically when Windows starts up
- Count time as away after __ minutes of idle PC - The adjustable threshold for calculating Away Time
- Remind me to log my away time when returning... - The Away Time popup that appears when you've been away. (Note: Users with multiple computers may wish to turn this off)
- Data folder location - Shows the location of your local data folder. Also best to leave this alone unless we instruct otherwise :)