Scheduled Task To Run On Idle Triggers Way Too Soon


  1. Posts : 27
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    Scheduled Task To Run On Idle Triggers Way Too Soon


    I have a scheduled task that is set to run every 15 minutes checking for an idle condition and then running a batch command if it's idle. I set:

    Start only if the computer is idle for: 50 minutes
    Wait for idle: 15 minutes

    Somehow I think it's always triggering now, as if the check for idle isn't working at all. Any ideas on how to fix this?
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    I suspect reading the trigger settings at face value leads to the wrong expectation. I.e. it's misleading.

    See:
    windows - Task scheduler - What is ? - Super User
    - likely to leave you wanting a cup of coffee/beer/etc

    Idle Triggers for Task Scheduler 1.0 | Microsoft Docs
    This makes you ponder the definition of 'idle'.

    More (from the links on the left of that):
    Task Idle Conditions | Microsoft Docs
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  3. Posts : 27
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    Thread Starter
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    dalchina said:
    I suspect reading the trigger settings at face value leads to the wrong expectation. I.e. it's misleading.

    See:
    windows - Task scheduler - What is ? - Super User
    - likely to leave you wanting a cup of coffee/beer/etc

    Idle Triggers for Task Scheduler 1.0 | Microsoft Docs
    This makes you ponder the definition of 'idle'.

    More (from the links on the left of that):
    Task Idle Conditions | Microsoft Docs
    All of that makes my head spin. Really, what's the best way to get something to execute anytime during the day only if the PC has been idle for one hour?
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
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    Hi, what's your definition of 'idle'? I.e. what is your specification - what are you seeking to do?
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  5. Posts : 27
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    Thread Starter
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    dalchina said:
    Hi, what's your definition of 'idle'? I.e. what is your specification - what are you seeking to do?
    Ideally it's that not no mouse movement has occurred in one hour.
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