If you want a countdown timer to display, for instance with minutes until the service will start, you can select “Add countdown timer” under the add menu at the top of Quelea.
You will then be prompted with a dialog where you can set up your new timer.
Start by writing the duration of the timer. Write the amount of minutes followed by a colon (:) and then the amount of seconds, e.g. 5:00. If you would like to add a message that should be visible along with the timer, you can write it in the Additional Text box, as long as you remember to write a hash symbol (#) where you would like the timer to be visible. An example is “Service begins in #”, where the hash automatically will be replaced with your timer. You could also set up a separate theme for the timer (see Setting up a theme). Lastly, a timer can then be saved and later be accessed through the Timer tab.
The timer will then resemble a video, which you can play, pause and stop if you want to. When you click “Go live”, the timer will automatically start.