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RSIBreak is a free and open source software that periodically reminds users to take a break to prevent repetitive strain injuries (RSI)


  • RSIBreak integrates with the system tray. when you click on the program icon, it shows how much time is left until the next break.

By default, RSIBreak sets the intervals and duration of breaks:

  • short break: every 10 minutes with a break of 20 seconds;
  • long break: every 60 minutes with a 1-minute break.

  • You can configure the duration of intervals and breaks.

You can configure the behavior of the program during a break:

  • screen dimming;
  • screen lock (mouse and keyboard are not active);
  • the slideshow of images;
  • pop-up notification.

You can set up skipping breaks:

  • hide the skip button;
  • hide the lock button;
  • hide the postpone button;
  • disable the ability to skip a break by pressing Esc.

  • You can enable the program to run at system startup;
  • You can pause the program;
  • You can configure notifications;
  • There are full statistics that can be reset.

Screenshots Software


The software RSIBreak is available for installation on Linux.

Installation methodOS
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
RPMopenSUSE, Rosa Linux, Mageia, ALT Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and others
KDE Software CenterUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via RPM package

Install Software on Discover Software Center

Open Discover Software Center and use the search bar to enter RSIBreak, click on the “Install” button, enter the password, and the installation process has started.

Install Software via command in terminal (konsole)

sudo apt-get install rsibreak

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:0.12.8
Developer:The KDE project
Programming language:C++, Qt
License:GPL v2

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