What timer/stopwatch can I install in Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)?
Have you tried "stopwatch"?
Terminal install command if you dislike the GUI:
sudo apt-get install stopwatch
It is also easily installable from your Ubuntu software center. You find it by typing stopwatch in the search window. Or if you prefer, you can also find it in the synaptic package manager.
The following link tells you more about it, although it is entirely the same information you'd see if you opened the Ubuntu Software Manager.
Gnome Clocks is good and installs easily through the Ubuntu software manager, at least on 18.04, or from the command line through
sudo apt install gnome-clocks. It has fairly few dependencies (at least no Gnome Shell required).
It has a stopwatch and a timer, plus world clocks and alarms:
The online stopwatch and timer is good and easy but seems to take significant cpu in chrome. Gnome Clocks is very low on cpu overhead.
A quick search in Synaptic shows a few timers here,
gtimer (appears standalone, looks to have several options & timers),
stopwatch looks good,
gnome-shell-timer (for gnome-shell, probably won't work in Unity),
ktimer (has lots of KDE dependencies),
Do any of those look good enough?
In case they're not showing up for you, even after an
apt-get update maybe you don't have all the repository components selected (main universe restricted multiverse). See this link for info on Repositories https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu
Having looked at a bunch of available tea timer packages I settled on the simplest homebaked bash script:
#!/usr/bin/env bash SND=/usr/share/sounds/gnome/default/alerts/drip.ogg mplayer "$SND" && notify-send "TEA: $(date +'%A, %d-%B-%y: %Hh %Mm %Ss')" sleep 50 && mplayer "$SND" && notify-send "Tea: ETA: 50 sec" sleep 20 && mplayer "$SND" && notify-send "Tea: ETA: 1 min 10 sec" sleep 20 && mplayer "$SND" && notify-send "Tea: ETA: 1 min 30 sec" sleep 30 && mplayer "$SND" && notify-send "Tea: ETA: 2 min" sleep 180 && mplayer "$SND" && notify-send "Tea: ETA: 5 min"
Keep in mind that Ubuntu might suppress the notifications for example when a video is playing or the flash player is active. For cases like this append
--urgency=criticalat the end of the
It shows a notification at specified intervals and emits a sound via mplayer. Adjust to meet your needs.
On older desktop versions it was possible to use zenity to show an icon in the notification area with hoverable elapsed time, but under Gnome3 and current versions of Unity zenity notification icons don't work anymore.
Both Zeegaree Lite and Zeegaree are now available at github. The reason why they are no longer in USC is explained here: https://web.archive.org/web/20190406121732/http://zeegaree.com/2014/10/zeegaree-and-zeegaree-lite-no-longer-available-in-ubuntu-software-center/
I couldn't find anything I liked, but a web app seems to be a good contender.
http://www.timer-tab.com/ and also in the Chrome Store.
You can install it in the terminal with the following line:
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-timer
Includes preconfiguration options, alerts, and an icon in the top gnome shell panel.
If you are are currently in Unity shell, log out, then click the icon next to your username. From the dropdown, select Gnome shell. Log in and follow the directions above.