djb22

Launch webpage when curser is inactive.

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Here's the working script. The problem I run into is that if Internet Explorer is already launched, it keeps launching new webpages. If IE is not launched, it works perfectly.

 

I only want it to open a new webpage if the curser is inactive for X minutes. Can anyone give me a hand?

;This script will launch a webpage at the specified interval. Once the user types or moves the mouse, the webpage closes.
#include <Timers.au3>

$InactivityTrigger = 5*1000 ;inactive for 5 seconds(1 minute = 1x60,000)
$PID = 0

While True

    $InactiveFor = _Timer_GetIdleTime()

    If $InactiveFor >= $InactivityTrigger And Not $PID Then

        $PID = ShellExecute ("iexplore", "http://www.google.com")
        ConsoleWrite("started" & @CRLF)

 ElseIf $InactiveFor < $InactivityTrigger And $PID Then

        ProcessClose($PID)
        $PID = 0
        ConsoleWrite("stopped" & @CRLF)

    EndIf

    If Not $PID And Not IsFloat($InactiveFor/10) Then ToolTip("")

Wend

 

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This will be used in a classroom environment as a replacement screensaver. Our company wants a certain webpage to open after the students are inactive for 15 minutes, and close if they move the mouse or type on the keyboard. 

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@djb22 First things first: if another IE window is open, what do you want the script to do?

  • Close the open window and create a new one
  • Open a second window and attach to the current one
  • Open a second window independent of the current one
  • Navigate to a site within the current window

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If another page is open, I'd like to open a new window independent of the current one. But if the mouse moves, close only the new independent window.

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@JLogan3o13 not sure if tagging you was necessary or not lol.

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@djb22 Are both windows going to be pointed to the same site?


√-1 2^3 ∑ π, and it was delicious!

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Anyone have any suggestions?

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djb22,

Actually you have 2 conditions to launch the IE.

  1. The cursor is inactive for x minutes.
  2. There is no other IE instance with same the website that you want to open in case of inactivity.

Something like this maybe:

#include <Timers.au3>
#include <IE.au3>

Global $iInactivityTrigger = 5*1000 ;inactive for 5 seconds(1 minute = 1x60,000)
Global $iIdleTime, $oIE

While True

    $iIdleTime  = _Timer_GetIdleTime()

    If $iIdleTime >= $iInactivityTrigger And Not IsObj($oIE) Then

        $oIE = _IEAttach("google.com", "url")
        If @error Then $oIE = _IECreate("www.google.com")
        WinSetState(HWnd($oIE.HWnd()), "", @SW_MAXIMIZE)

        ConsoleWrite("started" & @CRLF)

    ElseIf $iIdleTime < $iInactivityTrigger And IsObj($oIE) Then

        _IEQuit($oIE)
        $oIE = 0
        ConsoleWrite("stopped" & @CRLF)

    EndIf

    Sleep(100)

Wend

Exit

 

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This seems like it'll do the trick. Every once in a whole I get this error. Any ideas what might cause this @MichaelHB?

 

 

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Try this:

#include <Timers.au3>
#include <IE.au3>

Global $iInactivityTrigger = 5*1000 ;inactive for 5 seconds(1 minute = 1x60,000)
Global $iIdleTime, $oIE, $hWnd

While True

    $iIdleTime  = _Timer_GetIdleTime()

    If $iIdleTime >= $iInactivityTrigger And Not IsObj($oIE) Then

        $oIE = _IEAttach("google.com", "url")
        If @error Then $oIE = _IECreate("www.google.com")
        Sleep(500)
        $hWnd = _IEPropertyGet($oIE, "hwnd")
        If Not @error Then WinSetState($hWnd, "", @SW_MAXIMIZE)

        ConsoleWrite("started" & @CRLF)

    ElseIf $iIdleTime < $iInactivityTrigger And IsObj($oIE) Then

        _IEQuit($oIE)
        $oIE = 0
        $hWnd = 0
        ConsoleWrite("stopped" & @CRLF)

    EndIf

    Sleep(100)

Wend

Exit

 

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