Thread: Methods for detecting 'Computer not in use'

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    Malum in se abachler's Avatar
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    Methods for detecting 'Computer not in use'

    I'm writing a small security app that will wash the harddrive free space, btu I only want it to run when the computer isnt inuse. I can obviously detect use when my application recieves thigns liek keystrikes and mouse messages, but those only work when my application has focus or the mouse is over its window. Any ideas theories or wild ass guesses on other methods?

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    Kernel hacker
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    Farncombe, Surrey, England
    Have you thought about using the "screensaver" functionality? I have never looked at those, but could perhaps supply you with what you want.

    On the other hand, if you just set the priority low enough, it will run in the background and won't really affect other apps.

    Compilers can produce warnings - make the compiler programmers happy: Use them!
    Please don't PM me for help - and no, I don't do help over instant messengers.

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