It's important to perform certain maintenance tasks on the computer. eg:
ACDSee database scan
Double Killer scan http://www.bigbangenterprises.de/en/doublekiller/
Winamp database scan
The sheduled can be found via the programs GUI or sometimes Windows' Scheduled Tasks while others. Sometimes the responsibility to scheduled tasks is on the user.
It is annoying if you are using the computer & a scheduled task commences. It often interferes so the tendency is to stop or pause it (if possible). If you stop the task it doesn't get done. If you are able to pause it you have to remember to resume it (something I forget to do) so I end up canceling it anyway. I don't want tasks like this overlapping. My harddrive wouldn't enjoy being scanned & fragged at the same time.
But you can run programs (ie tasks) when the computer is idle. The problem is you can only setup 1 program at a time to run when the computer is idle on the programs I have found:
xCAT - Program Saver v1.10 http://www.xcat-industries.nl/software.php?cat=3
Screen Launcher http://www.bartdart.com/
It would be just as easy to run a program manually than constantly change these programs' settings.
A program to manage these settings would be optimum. It would run a maintenance task when the computer becomes idle. It would pause the task if the computer is used again & then resume when the computer becomes idle again. When 1 task has completed it will do another task from the list.
Am I dreaming? Does this require some heavy duty cross-program integration? I would have thought this has been tried before.
Thanx 4 looking.