After reading about a program called Mousepaths on Scott Hansen’s ISO50 blog I thought I’d give it a try myself.
Mousepaths (now called IOGraph) tracks your mouse movement in the background. When your mouse is inactive it builds a black dot, that grows as more time passes. Clicks appear as white dots.
It’s interesting to see after 7 hours of work where my mouse spends most of it’s time. Apparently I rarely use my secondary monitor, mainly to move something back and forth. I also would like to state that the two big black dots are lunch and a meeting. Most definitely not me slacking off.
You can download IOGraph from Anatoly Zenkov’s site. It’s cross-platform and a fun passive activity while you toil away.