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Monitoring Input

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I am trying to write a program that monitors what programs a person is using (for a PI project), ie computer X spends 45 minutes in excel, 30 minutes in office, 4 hours in freecell etc... however I dont want it to count the time when the person is away from the desk. Currently I have a program that checks for mouse movement every 5 seconds and checks for vowls being used (key loggerish). The problem is I DONT want to use a keylogger, for various reasons I'm sure everyone understands. Ultimatly I would like to replicate whatever windows uses to monitor for the screen saver, basically if there is no input every 5 seconds record the time and the active window.

Any suggestions on how to do this cleanly (specifically without monitoring individual key strokes)?

Thanks

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Maybe function _Timer_GetIdleTime does what you need: Returns the number of ticks since last user activity (i.e. KYBD/Mouse)

Please check the help file: User Defined Functions Reference -> Timers management -> _Timer_GetIdleTime.


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Fantastic! Thats exactly what I was looking for. Thanks a ton.

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