Using RescueTime with a non-supported browser

RescueTime officially supports tracking time for websites viewed with a  supported browser. There are many variants of Firefox and Google Chrome (Chromium) which are not officially supported, but you may be able to make them work using one of our browser plugins, and a few configuration steps.

This workaround may also be useful if you run into problems tracking individual websites with a supported browser.

  1. Install the appropriate browser extension for your browser's codebase: Chrome and Firefox
  2. Sign in with the email you used for your RescueTime account. It is important that you make sure the "I'm already using the full RescueTime application on this computer." box is unchecked. It seems counterintuitive, but it will allow the plugin to record time in that browser instead of the application.
  3. Tell RescueTime to ignore generic time for that browser. Visit your All Activities report and find your browser activity in the table below the chart. Just the browser, and not the individual websites that are logged with that browser. (i.e., Chromium, Opera, Waterfox, etc) Click the edit icon next to the browser and then choose Delete > Delete and ignore forever. That will prevent duplicate time from being recorded by the full RescueTime app and the Plugin. 

If you run into any other problems, please feel free to open a support request. We will be more than happy to help. 

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