Fine-tuning timers

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Understanding Alarm mode

By default, timers switch themselves off automatically when they become due,

You can however set a timer to continue counting up after it becomes due, use a different alert sound (as specified in Due > Preferences > Alarm mode alert), and to continue sounding every minute until you turn it off manually.

This is useful for reminders such as a nap timer that you don't want to miss.

To turn on Alarm mode for a timer, hover your mouse over it and click on the gear cog icon that appears on the lower-right corner of the timer.

You can also click on the timer once to select it, then choose from the menu bar Timer > Alarm mode.

Timers with alarm mode enabled have a yellow bell icon that appears beneath it (labelled 1).

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