Meet the new version of the StaffCounter agent for Windows from February 1, 2022. The program has new settings and functions. For example, we have added the ability to stop recording outside business hours (scheduled), as well as a new experimental feature – monitoring mouse activity simulators.
New setting “Include mouse movers into idle time”
Mouse activity emulators are not new in the IT world. For years, unscrupulous workers have been using mouse activity emulators to hide their absence from the workplace or inactivity during work hours tracked by Microsoft Teams and time tracking programs. But not all employers are willing to pay employees just for the fact that they have a cursor crawling across the screen. And since there are applications and hardware simulators that make the mouse “crawl”, there must be monitoring applications that will not take this activity into account. The new version of StaffCounter allows you to track the mouse activity emulator and include this time in the “Pause” section. Therefore, the absence of clicks, as well as the complete absence of activity on the keyboard, cannot be counted as work.
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