Using RescueTime with VMWare, Parallels or other virtual systems

You can setup RescueTime to track time in both your host OS and your virtual OS.

1
Install RescueTime on your primary OS (host OS) and verify that everything is working normally.
2
Startup your VMWare or Parallels virtual OS, and once that has started up  install RescueTime again under the virtual OS.
3
Verify that RescueTime on the virtual OS is working normally.

Now for the tricky part!

Now that you have RescueTime installed on both your host OS and your virtual OS, you will get double reporting when you are on your virtual OS because your host OS will also be tracking the time you spend in either VMWare or Parallels.

To resolve this, set VMWare or Parallels to be  "ignored" from RescueTime. Find the application or website on any of your Activities report. Hover over the name to display the edit icon and select Ignore this activity forever

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