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Carol Haynes
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« on: September 28, 2010, 04:23:54 PM »

A friend has a laptop that has been set up by a stupid systems admin at work so that after 4 pm if the computer is idle it just shuts down.

Unfortunately he has used a policy editor or something similar to enforce this and it is driving her nuts.

What I need is a little tray app the waits until the computer has been idle for a couple of minutes and then simulates jiggling the mouse a bit randonly (say every minute or two) to ensure the computer keeps awake and thinks someone is using it.

It sholdn't do anything when the computer is in use.

I could probably do this with AHK if I had time to sit down and think about it but work is mad at the moment!

Anyone any ideas?

Cheers
« Last Edit: September 28, 2010, 05:00:06 PM by Carol Haynes » Logged

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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2010, 04:40:02 PM »

I wrote this a long while back for the exact same issue:

Formatted for Autohotkey with the GeSHI Syntax Highlighter [copy or print]
  1. SetTimer, Idle_Check, 10000
  2.  
  3. Idle_Check:
  4. {
  5.    MyTime := A_TimeIdle
  6.    If ( MyTime > 60000 )
  7.    {
  8.        Random, MouseX, 1, 5
  9.        Random, MouseY, 1, 5
  10.        MouseMove, % MouseX, % MouseY
  11.    }
  12. }
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2010, 04:45:53 PM »

Hi, Mouse Jiggler and similar apps are mentioned in this thread.

http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?topic=23820.0
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2010, 04:59:26 PM »

Wow - is that a record ... multiple solutions within 22 minutes.

You guys are stars  Kiss
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2010, 09:51:02 PM »

I use this http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/caffeine/index.html
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2010, 08:49:54 AM »

Looks handy jdd, though I am not sure I fancy the context menu popping up at random every 59 minutes. I prefer the idea that the software recognises that the computer is not being used and then keeps things ticking.

Having said that my friend's sysadmin has now changed the system script so it doesn't interfere with power settings as he had so many complaints from staff. Can't imagine what he was thinking of originally.
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