Installing the Hubstaff Chrome extension

Installing the Chrome extension is easy. Once installed, you’ll have the ability to track time to your integrated tasks directly from the integration site and capture screenshots**.

How to install the Chrome extension

Step 1

The first step is to visit the Chrome Web Store on the device that you’re adding the app to and search for “Hubstaff” in the search bar, then click on “Hubstaff Time Tracker” and then on “Add to Chrome”. You can also click here to be taken directly to the installation page.

Chrome Web Store Hubstaff with Callouts 1
Chrome Web Store Hubstaff Add to Chrome with Callouts 2

Step 2

Next, when prompted, click the Add Extension button on the permissions popup.
Chrome Web Store Hubstaff Add to Chrome Pop Up

Step 3

Once the installation has finished, you’ll be able to click the Hubstaff icon next to your search bar to open the extension window and sign in to begin tracking your time.

Chrome Web Store Hubstaff Sign in 2

In case you aren’t able to track time, please contact your organization owner to ensure that tracking via the Chrome extension is allowed in your organization, or that you are assigned to a project/task to be able to track time.
At this point, you should be able to track time for any project that you are authorized to work on by your manager. It may be a good idea to inform your manager that you have successfully installed and activated your Hubstaff app so they can confirm that everything is working correctly.
The Chrome extension has limitations with how well it tracks activity. It is limited to 15-second granularity. That means if you do something once every 15 seconds, you will have 100% activity.
The Hubstaff Chrome extension cannot show a breakdown of activity for the keyboard and mouse. The numbers will always match. This is a limitation of the information provided by the X screensaver API on Chrome.
The Chrome extension may not be able to handle a large number of projects/tasks. This is due to limitations set in Chrome or your hardware’s memory usage.
**Starting on Version 0.10.1 screenshots are no longer supported.
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