The desktop client application has three view modes:
Compact mode makes the client as small and as unobtrusive as possible to allow users to keep the tracker on the screen without it being distracting or getting in the way.
Compact mode also allows the user to enable the Always on top option in the preferences, which can be found by right-clicking the Hubstaff icon in the system tray or clicking this icon while in tasks mode.
Compact mode does not display projects and will only allow you to track time to the last project you selected until you go into project mode and select another one.
Projects mode, in addition to showing the information from compact mode, lists all of the projects that the user can track time to, as well as displaying how much time the user has tracked to each project that day. In the Project view mode, the user can also start and stop tracking time by mousing over a project and clicking the Play button.
Tasks mode, in addition to showing the information from projects mode, lists all of the tasks within a project that a user can track time to. If tasks mode is active and you toggle back to compact mode, toggling compact mode again will bring you back to tasks mode rather than projects mode. When a task is complete, you can also mark it as complete in tasks
mode by selecting the task and clicking the Complete button, although the wording on the button may differ depending on which task integration you’re using.