This week Windows users will have seen a change in their DeskTime tracking.
When the popular internet browser, Chrome, released their updates, several Chrome extensions around the internet stopped functioning as they were supposed to. The DeskTime Chrome extension – the little tid bit that lets DeskTime separate the different sites you visit, was one of them. As a result, many people are now seeing “Chrome”, as the application that’s being tracked, in stead of the different websites visited.
The good news is – we’ve worked out a solution. The bad new is – it’s not available for Linux just yet. The linux update will be available next week, so make sure to follow us either on Twitter or Facebook to get that notification.
Here’s how you can start tracking Chrome again
When you’re prompted to update DeskTime with the latest update, click to confirm! That will automatically download the latest version, along with the new extension. Now all you have to do is activate the extension.
How to activate the extension after updating your DeskTime version:
1. Restart your computer. Then open your Chrome browser.
2. Go to your preferences. Click on the three vertical lines in the top-right corner of your window. Then select the new plugin:
3. Click on “new extension added”. Then a new window will pop up. Make sure that you click “Enable extenstion”!
And you’re done! You will successfully be tracking your internet habits like before.
Add the extension manually if you didn’t select “update DeskTime” the first time
That can be done simply, just follow these steps:
1. Go to this link to download the extension and save it to your computer: http://desktime.com/updates/extensions/chrome/desktime.1.3.crx
2. Open your browser and go to this web address: chrome://extensions
3. Drag the extension into the extensions page.
4. You’ll see a window pop up asking you to confirm the extension. Choose “add”
And you’re done! Now you have the chrome extension set up, and you’ll see all of the different URLs you’ve visited online.
If you have any other trouble, be sure to get in touch with us at email@example.com.