Chapter 2. Usage

General Usage

Kronometer main use case is of course the interaction with the timer. You can start/pause/resume the timer by clicking on the proper actions in the toolbar or in the Kronometer menu.

Even simpler, you can use the keyboard instead of the mouse: you start the timer with the keyboard's Space and you pause the timer with Space too. You might recognize this behavior from many media player applications.

By pressing the Enter key when the timer is running, you freeze that particular time and you create a new lap time. These times are always visible in the table on the left of the application, where you can sort them by clicking the Lap time column's header. You can also add a custom text annotation to each lap, by double-clicking the cells within the Note column.

The menubar (hidden by default) provides access to all commands and configuration options. The menubar can be toggled with Show Menubar (Ctrl+M) from the Settings menu or the menu button in the toolbar.

Save and Restore Sessions

When you pause a running stopwatch you create a session: a stopwatch time and zero or more lap times. You can save a session and you can restore it later.

Save a Session

Pause a running stopwatch, then click on the Save As button in the File menu. You can choose a name for the session that you are going to save.

Restore a Session

Click the Open button on the toolbar or in the File menu. Then choose an existing session to be loaded from the session's dialog.

Update a Session

When the session is restored, you can resume the stopwatch and you can record new lap times. If you want to save the updated session, you can simply click the Save button in the File menu.

Edit a Session

Click the Open button on the toolbar or in the File menu. If you select an existing session in the session's dialog, you will be able to:

  • Rename the session, by double-clicking on its name.

  • Delete the session, by pressing Del.

  • Add a note to the session or edit it.