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Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:31 am PostPost subject: How to define event "run prgm after 20min of inactivity
pstein



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I want to start a certain prgm (e.g. myprog.exe" with parameters -aaa -bbb -ccc) after a certain time (e.g. 20 minutes) of inactivity (=no keypress and no mouse movements).

How can I define a corresponding event "run prgm after 20min of inactivity"?

How can I achieve this with System Scheduler?

Peter
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Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:24 pm PostPost subject:
JWJr



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Create the event, and on the "Schedule" tab, select Schedule Type "On Idle", and then select the number of minutes idle time before the event runs.
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Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:10 pm PostPost subject:
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JWJr wrote:
Create the event, and on the "Schedule" tab, select Schedule Type "On Idle", and then select the number of minutes idle time before the event runs.


Hmm, In general "Idle" is NOT the same as "inactive"

When no key is pressed and mo mouse moved but there are (heavy) CPU computations resp. server HTTPS responses/traffic then the computer is inactive but not idle.

So in which sense is "idle" used here?
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Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:01 pm PostPost subject:
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In System Scheduler, when you choose the On Idle scheduling option there is a brief description of what it does. It is used when there is no mouse or keyboard activity for a period of time.

It does not check CPU activity. Very Happy
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Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:09 am PostPost subject:
pstein



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I want to revert to this old thread.

When I tried to setup a new task with Schedule Type "Idle" as suggested I found no "On idle" entry in drop down.

See this snapshot:

https://postimg.cc/XXhkxM16

Where is it?

I am using v5.16 on 64bit Win7
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Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:42 pm PostPost subject:
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Your screen-shot is from the Free version, the On Idle scheduling option is only available in the Professional version.

You can download a 30 day evaluation of the Professional version if you want to give it a try:

https://www.splinterware.com/download/index.html
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