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How To Set an Alarm/Timer on Ubuntu 24.04

This tutorial will show you how to set an alarm and timer using preinstalled app GNOME Clocks on Ubuntu 24.04. In short, you can use this to remind yourself a period of time like cooking, exercising, napping etc. both short and long time, repeatedly or not. For example set a timer and do your activity and Ubuntu will pop up in five or ten minutes “beep beep” to remind you kindly. Now let us try it out and have fun!

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Set an Alarm

Click Ubuntu button -> desktop menu will show -> find GNOME Clocks -> run it -> select Alarm and do the following:

1. Click Add Alarm.

2. Set a time for your alarm for example 20:00.

3. Click Add.

4. Alarm is set and will go off at 20:00.

5. When alarm is off, it will sound “beep beep” and show a notification. 


Set a Timer

Click Ubuntu button -> find GNOME Clocks -> run it -> select Timers and do the following:

1. Select a choice of presets available e.g. 5 min, 15 min, 30 min.

2. Timer will start the countdown.

3. When timer is off, it will sound “ding” and show a notification. 

About GNOME Clocks

Clocks is an alarm, clock, timer, and stopwatch program from The GNOME Project. It is simple and easy to use for setting up multiple clocks from various countries at once, as well as timing functionalities mentioned. GNOME Clocks is free software licensed under GNU GPL 2+ license. On Ubuntu 24.04, it is the default clocks program.

This article is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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