Take a Break, a must and should Firefox addon for Workaholics.


Take a Break is a simple but very useful add-on developed by Zen for Mozilla Firefox. This add-on is must and should for those who spend countless hours in-front of computer. Take a Break add-on, on setting reminder, alerts the user with flash/sound for specified amount of time at specified intervals.

Developer(s): Zen
Language support: English
Home page: Take a Break
License: Custom License
Donate: Click here
Download: Add to Firefox

HOW TO: Installing Take a Break on Mozilla Firefox:

1. Go to Take a Break Mozilla add-on page, or simply click on the above download link and click on “Add to Firefox“.

2. If Mozilla Firefox asks user permission for installation of addon. Click “Allow” to continue installation, leave it to abort.

3. Take a Break installation box pops-up. Click “Install Now” to continue installing add-on, “Cancel” to abort installation.

4. On successful installation, Take a Break asks user permission to restart the browser. Restart the browser to activate the add-on.

HOW TO: Using Take a Break on Mozilla Firefox:

1. Now, you should see Take a Break add-on in add-ons bar. If you don’t see any add-ons bar at bottom of the firefox browser, press “Ctrl” + “/” to enable add-ons bar.

2. Right Click (RMB) on Take a Break icon to change preferences.

3. There are two ways in which Take a Break alerts users, first with small blink which in my opinion is non-deviating , other with pop-up reminder.

2. To enable/disable reminder, left click on Take a Break icon, once. When Take a Break is disabled, it looks like this .

HOW TO: Disable/Remove Take a Break from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Click on the Firefox, located at left upper corner of the web browser and go to “Add-ons”.

or press “Alt“, Menu bar pops-up, then go to Tools > Add-ons, or you can simply use shortcut key “Ctrl+Shift+A” to access add-on (extension) manger.

2. Now, click on “Disable” to disable the add-on temporarily or click “Remove” to remove the add-on permanently from the browser.

NOTE: Both options require restart for the actions to take effect.


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