There are lots of preferences you can change to better fit your work style. To edit preferences, open the main Desktop Task Timer men and choose 'Preferences', or hit the shortcut key command+apostrophe.
Page 1: Timer Behavior
Reported Time Format: Reported Time refers to the format that you use to calculate your total hours and earnings. For instance, some companies always round up to the next half hour, while other round to the nearest .05 hour. This rounded value will appear on your main task list, and will also be used in the final exported timesheet.
With these drop-down lists, you can customize Desktop task timer to calculate a wide range of rounding options. With the first option, you can choose to 'Round to Closest', 'Round up to next', or 'Round down to last'. The middle option will specify the interval of time that is rounded (1, .5, .1, .05, etc.), and the last is the unit of time (hours or minutes).
Use daily timesheet vs. Reuse single timesheet: In 'daily timesheet' mode, Desktop Task Timer will allow you to log a separate list of tasks for each calendar day. This allows you to view historical dates, and export tasks from a date range. See daily timesheets for more information.
However, some users don't need this additional functionality and would prefer that they are just presented with a single, static task list that they update regardless of the current date. These users can choose 'Reuse single timesheet' mode. This mode is how all versions prior to version 3 worked.
Note that daily timesheets and static timesheets are saved separately, so you can switch between modes without losing any data.
Automatically load default template when starting new list: You can save a template of frequent tasks, and load them as necessary. However, users may prefer to always start a new day's task list with the template preloaded. This is useful if the list of tasks is very constant from day to day. If you check this option, your template will automatically be loaded any time you are viewing a blank task list.
Minus buttons instantly delete task: Normally, when you hit the 'minus' buttons to the right of each task row, you'll be presented with an option to clear, reset, or delete the task. Some users would rather have the minus button instantly delete the task row, and can use this preference to change that behavior.
Multitask mode: Some users like to keep track of multiple tasks at once. If you enable this option, you'll be able to have as many active tasks as you want. When the timer runs, it will add time to each of these tasks.
Page 2: Display
Show task name/elapsed time in status bar: Desktop task timer can display the current timer status, along with the task name and the elapsed time in your desktop's staus bar. In order to save space, you may choose to disable the time or the task name from appearing here.
Status bar time format: You can choose to have the status bar display the exact reported time for your active task (rounded to desired time unit), or to display the exact time in hours, minutes, and seconds.
Default number of tasks: This controls how many blank tasks appear whenever you are starting on a new day's timesheet.
Show earnings in main task list: You can use this to hide or show the earnings that are calculated based on your task (or group) hourly rate, and the reported time that has been counted for that task.
Page 3: Sync
Sync: You have the ability to make Desktop Task Timer sync its timesheet data across multiple devices. In order to do this, you need access to a shared folder that both devices can access. You should specify this shared folder in this field. Once you have selected a shared folder, it will store a copy of its timesheet data there, or merge the current task list with any timesheet data that is already stored in that folder. For more information, see the synching help page.
Page 4: Export
Default export file name: When you export your time, the default filename will be set to this value.
Include Task Notes in export: Determines whether your task notes (that are entered on the 'details' page are included in the export file.
Include Earnings in Export: Determines whether your calculated earnings are included in the export file.