Searching tool to execute a prgm after certain time of incativity?

pstein

Extraordinary Member
I am searching a tool which let me define

- a certain time of inactivity (e.g. 30 minutes) with no keypress or mouse movements
and
- another program (or batch script) (with parameters) which is automatically executed after this time of inactivity.

Can soemone give me a recommendation for such a utility?

Thank you
Peter
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
The built-in task scheduler can do that
 


pstein

Extraordinary Member
When I go to the "conditions" tab of the built-in Task Scheduler then there are two drop down entries:

  • Start the task only if the computer is idle for: 15 minutes
  • Wait for idle for: 1 hour
What is the difference between the two?
They seems to be equal to me
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
Wait for idle means wait X minutes/hours for idle to occur. "Start the task only if the computer is idle" means once idle has happened wait x minutes/hours to run.
 


pstein

Extraordinary Member
Ok, thank you.
That in turn means that I cannot run assigned program immediately since in the drop down of "Start the task only if the computer is idle" there is no "0 minutes". The smallest value is 1 minute.

Correct?
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
Correct it's as close to real time idle as you will get without writing a custom application.
 


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