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Focus time metric

Applies to platforms | Windows |  


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

The metric is available in the Finder as well as NXQL queries.


The focus time feature is disabled by default. You can activate it manually by adding a registry key on a system or push the registry key using your preferred deployment method.

Please note that enabling or disabling it will require a restart of the Collector.

Registry key

To enable that 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 do it using the registry editor:

  1. Create the following key.


  1. 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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