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I have a silly question

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Boris S Member Since: Mar 25, 2018
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How does the App timer thingy work ? 

Cos lets say i start working at 00:00 .. and work till 05:00 and then i see on the app 4:30 hours worked ?? 

Some jobs don't actually require too much APM , for example at the moment im working on artist promotion , so i spend 10 min basicly sitting in front of the pc doing nothing , just listening to the tracks to put it in the right place, does that even count as afk ? 

Its a silly question i know !

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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It is not a silly question.


The Upwork Desktop time-tracking software is designed to detect general patterns in terms of activity... keystrokes, mouse clicks, moving the mouse.


It is not a keylogger or anything, but it detects your activity level. And if that activity level falls below a certain thresshold during a time block of approx. 10 minutes... the application will automatically omit the block.

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Boris S Member Since: Mar 25, 2018
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So basicly i have to click while i listen to a song or watch a video ? 

That makes sense ^^