The two most important settings are Permissions and Categories.
Permission Settings are grouped into these parts:
Workflow: Free vs Strict Mode
Strict Mode: if unchecked, you’re using the Free Mode, which means you can decide what times to track. Strict mode requires to start the working day, track all times the day until the end of day.
Detailed information can be found here:
- Free vs Strict
Insert Data Manually
If unchecked, tracked times can only be tracked (free or strict mode) – there’s no other way to enter data.
Only if ‘Insert Data manually‘ is checked, there will be an Action to ‘Add‘ Times from List of ‘Open‘ Tracked Times.
Manually inserted Times are colorized using a small bar at the right site:
Not all colors are looking same on dark and bright themes. Here I’m using yellow on dark and magenta on bright themes.
HowTo create such bars ? It’s easy with QML. Take a look at UX Highlights.
Manually inserted data will also be marked inside the data sent to dispatcher, IT Admin or group manager.
Delete Tracked Data
If unchecked Users cannot delete Tracked Times – there will be no ‘Delete Action’ visible
If checked, Users can remove items from the list of tracked data.
Modify Start / Stop Time
At Start or Stop TimeTracker always used the current time from System.
If ‘Modify Start/Stop Time’ is unchecked, Users can only accept the System Time. If there’s the permission to modify tracked times they can change it later and modification is documentated.
There are different permissions to allow modifications at Start and/or Stop.
@Start it’s no problem to change the time into the future. (It’s 10:55 and User changes to 11:00) Going back (per ex. 10:30) permission can be set unlimited or you can set a maximum.
Same @Stop where you can go back with no limitations, but moving time forward can be unlimited or have a maximum of minutes.
Modify Tracked Time
Nobody is perfect, so it may make sense to limit modifications at tracking Start / Stop, but to allow modifications later:
TimeTracker stores modification timestamp, so Dispatcher or Admin can see that this item was modified.
Modified entries are colored orange:
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