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Detecting when computer idle, then activating the script. [NON AI SOLUTION FOUND for now.]

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Is there anything that will do this? I've looked in the archives and help file and nothing comes up for this particular item. Thanks. :)

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You could easily modify this script to do what you want.

http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.ph...c=15427&hl=


[u]Helpful tips:[/u]If you want better answers to your questions, take the time to reproduce your issue in a small "stand alone" example script whenever possible. Also, make sure you tell us 1) what you tried, 2) what you expected to happen, and 3) what happened instead.[u]Useful links:[/u]BrettF's update to LxP's "How to AutoIt" pdfValuater's Autoit 1-2-3 Download page for the latest versions of Autoit and SciTE[quote]<glyph> For example - if you came in here asking "how do I use a jackhammer" we might ask "why do you need to use a jackhammer"<glyph> If the answer to the latter question is "to knock my grandmother's head off to let out the evil spirits that gave her cancer", then maybe the problem is actually unrelated to jackhammers[/quote]

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Also this one.. it looks at keystrokes as well.

http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.ph...c=19312&hl=


[u]Helpful tips:[/u]If you want better answers to your questions, take the time to reproduce your issue in a small "stand alone" example script whenever possible. Also, make sure you tell us 1) what you tried, 2) what you expected to happen, and 3) what happened instead.[u]Useful links:[/u]BrettF's update to LxP's "How to AutoIt" pdfValuater's Autoit 1-2-3 Download page for the latest versions of Autoit and SciTE[quote]<glyph> For example - if you came in here asking "how do I use a jackhammer" we might ask "why do you need to use a jackhammer"<glyph> If the answer to the latter question is "to knock my grandmother's head off to let out the evil spirits that gave her cancer", then maybe the problem is actually unrelated to jackhammers[/quote]

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Also this one.. it looks at keystrokes as well.

http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.ph...c=19312&hl=

Whoa ... !!! Both are pretty complicated and complex ... I've studied them and tried them both out. I got a stack error in one and the other I couldn't see how to change to make it what I needed. It's pretty simply just to not run a shellexecute until the script detects the computer has been idle for x number of minutes.

This one is definitely biting off more than I can chew, judging from the two scripts listed <sigh>. Like the person in the one message who needed something for their computer since screensavers can't be installed, that's what I need to do. Shellexecuting a file once computer idle.

Anyway, putting this one to sleep for now. I don't have enough knowledge as yet.

Thanks! :oD

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Thanks for this. I looked over the codes and tested it out but I don't have the knowledge yet to make this work. I'll have to come back to this one. In the meantime, I stumbled upon a feature in the scheduler of the freeware PowerPro I use that will work on computer idle. It will run a screensaver after the 5 minutes of idle time I set it to. I tested it yesterday at work and it does the job. So this will do in the meantime.

They lock computers now so much we can't install screensavers. I never use them except around Xmas-time, when I find that I'm not happy without my collection of holiday savers going. <g>

Thanks. :)

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