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_Timer_GetIdleTime / specific pc idle time always resets

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trying to get idle time from a pc but there seems to be something resetting the idle time as it never goes above 1000ms

any idea as to how to track the cause down?



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Something like this:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <Timers.au3>

Global $iTotalIdle, $iLastIdle, $iIdleTime
GUICreate('Idle Test',640,480)
While 1
    $iIdleTime = _Timer_GetIdleTime()
    If $iIdleTime > $iLastIdle Then
        GUICtrlSetData($idActIdle,'Act. Idle: '&$iIdleTime&' ms')
        GUICtrlSetData($idTotalIdle,'Total Idle: '&$iTotalIdle&' ms')
    $iMsg =GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $iMsg
       Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE

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thanks i can see with your code that the actual idle time never goes above 1000ms;

but i'm in the same predicament. how would i know whats causing the actual idle to reset itself to 0 every second?

it resets with no visible mouse or keyboard activity.



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trying to detect when the system is idle; on other computers i can get the idle time

on one particular computer it's always resetting; was wondering if there was a way to determine the cause


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Sounds like something on that machine is resetting the idle timer (GetLastInputInfo), might be some software on it that's causing the issue. The script AutoBert posted is working for me as well, so I can only assume here.

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