Focus time metric

The execution of an application gives you a good idea of what applications employees are using and what is consuming device resources. The focus time allows you to push the analysis further and understand where the opportunities are to make the biggest perceived improvements. It is a precise measurement of the amount of time specific applications were in focus.


By default, the system disables the focus time feature. Activate it manually by adding a registry key on a system or push the registry key using your preferred deployment method.

Note that enabling or disabling it will require you to restart Collector.

Registry key

To enable this feature on a specific system, run the following command:

REG ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Nexthink\Collector\WindowFocusTimeMonitoring /v Enabled /t REG_DWORD /d 1​

You can also enable it using the registry editor:

  1. Create the following key:


2. Add a DWORD value labeled Enabled and set it to 1.

Library pack

In the Collector Configuration library pack, execute the remote action Set Collector Configuration.

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