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Always Active: Keep Apps & Websites Active and Avoid Idling
Always Active: Keep Apps & Websites Active and Avoid Idling

Define which apps and websites will not go idle like video conferencing, meeting and VOIP applications.

Tamara Filipovic Djordjevic avatar
Written by Tamara Filipovic Djordjevic
Updated over a week ago

Certain applications and websites naturally require less input (mouse/keyboard) while they're in use. Examples of this are Video and VOIP apps like Skype, Zoom, and Google Hangouts.

By marking specific apps and websites as 'active', you can ensure they won't go idle on you. So, let's dive in and get your apps and websites working just the way you like them!

To customize settings for your apps and websites, follow these steps:

  • Navigate to your device's Settings

  • Locate the Productivity section

  • Choose 'Apps & Websites' tab

  • Choose apps & websites you want to change settings for

  • Click on Activity Settings

  • Apply one of two labels:

    • Always active

    • Or Always active - On Call

Wondering which option suits you better?

πŸ“½οΈ Here's a quick tutorial showing more:

Activity Settings: Always Active - On Call

Always active - On Call' is perfect for video apps and websites. It automatically recognizes when the microphone or camera are in use. So, Insightful won't go idle when your employees are on calls, even if they're not actively clicking or typing.

Activity Settings: Always Active

When you're in a creative, brainstorming, or study mode, certain apps and websites don't require constant activity. In such scenarios, opting for 'Always Active' is an excellent choice.

Activity Settings: Default

If you want to go back to the original settings, just choose the Default option. The default setting monitors your keyboard and mouse use. If there's no activity for as long as your Idle Time settings specify, it will be recorded as Idle Time.

Activity Settings: Don't Track Time

Don't want to track time for specific apps and websites? Choose this option, and those apps/websites won't show up in reports.

You can also change these settings in bulk.

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