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Force a program to consume at most x% of CPU time [duplicate]

Is there a way to force a specific program to use less than 100% processor time even when the CPU would be idle otherwise? Using process priority, we can adjust how much resources a given program ...
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Python IDLE won't launch - (Using MAC 10.8.5 /Python and UNIX noobie)

Months ago, I installed Python 2.7 on my MacBook Pro (OS 10.8.5) and was using IDLE to run programs for classes I was taking on Udacity. One morning IDLE would no longer start, it would just bounce ...
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Set idle timer to dim but not lock

Ok, I know its possible to keep the app alive by disabling the idle timer. I have an external scanner connected and every time the phone locks is somehow messes with the app and the scanner no longer ...
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How to remotely detect (past) human activity on a linux machine

I need to find out if a human is working on a remote linux machine. Either also remotely or locally. For now, I log into the machine via ssh and get the output of w | grep -v `whoami` which tells ...
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HDD disk is turning off after wrong amount of idle time

Since few days my (very loud) secondary disk is turning off after 5-10 minutes idle, when in power settings I have set only 2 minutes. I have checked in "Process Monitor" app and nothing is using it. ...
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Firefox WebDriver crashes when computer is idle too long

I'm using a Python script and Selenium to run some tests using the Firefox Web Driver on an Arch Linux system running Awesome WM. These tests take a long time, so I don't want to sit at the computer ...
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How to prevent javascript timeout function?

A website that I frequent utilizes the following javascript function idle() { $(document).unbind('mousemove'); $(document).unbind('keydown'); $(document).on('mousemove', function ...
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How to enable auto suspend to RAM on ReadyNAS 104?

I've recently bought a ReadyNAS 104 and I want to save energy by suspending it to RAM. This should be done automatically after a user defined idle time. How do I configure the NAS do behave in this ...
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How to disable CPU from entering IDLE States

This thread may be similar to Any way to disable specific CPU idle (Cx) states? I have USB 2.0 CMOS sensor camera that needs to be controlled VIA labview. However , when it captures images ...
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Windows 8 sleeps after 1 minute of idle

When I don't do anything with my laptop for 1 minute (no input, no music playing, ...), it goes to sleep after 1 minute. Not hibernating, just going to sleep with power in RAM. It drives me crazy. I ...
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Python 3.3 (Using IDLE)

I recently installed Python 3.3 on Centos 6 (which has Python 2.6.6 already installed). When I try to open the the Python Shell with IDLE, it opens with Python 2.6.6. How do I open Python 3.3 with ...
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Start all torrents when computer is idle

I have this huge list of torrents to download and I use bittorrent. Does bittorrent or any client have an option to pause all torrents when PC is working and start them when PC is idle ?
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How can I get my Windows 8 PC monitor to power off like a phone?

Here is what I would like to happen (and what I mean by "like a phone"): I use my PC I stop input to the PC (therefore "idle") Some time passes (say 3 minutes) There is an indicator that the monitor ...
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Python IDLE not starting when clicking .py files in OSX Finder

I can open IDLE. After opening IDLE, I can do File > Open > some_file.py just fine. When IDLE is open, I can also just double-click on any .py files in Finder and they will open in IDLE. ...
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Windows 7 Task Scheduler Run On Idle End

I want to run a task every time I sit down at my computer, so that I will effectively run the task once when the computer ceases to be idle. I can't see a way to do this. Any suggestions?
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Keep Win XP unlocked while idle without admin rights

I need to run calculations on school computers that run Windows XP. It's going to take a while (few hours) and I don't want to constantly be "babysitting" them to make sure they don't go on standby. ...
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Configuring PyDev

After speeding too much time trying to find out what went wrong with the installation of a new module in python, I realised that the root of the problem is due to fault configuration of PyDev plug-in. ...
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sapphire 5770 never idles

built a new computer with my old graphics card (on older computer it worked just fine, idling at 157/300 core/memory) while on the new pc, it's always on 850/1200 (those freqs are the full load) also ...
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Idle state detection for server

Windows OS has a service that detects idle state. Details: Task Idle Conditions The computer is considered idle if all the processors and all the disks were idle for more than 90% of the past 15 ...
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offlineimap: turn idle on

I want to use idle (push email) with my IMAP. I've read about IDLE mode in man, but I can't to turn it on. Is it possible to find some manual about idle feature of offlineimap
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Lock Screen after screensaver starts + delay

I would like to have my win7 desktop lock after say 15 minutes of idle time. I also want my screensaver to start at 5 minutes of idle time. I tried using programs that run a command after a certain ...
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My computer shuts down after 3-5 hours while idle

I just bought a new laptop (a Lenovov V570) with Windows 7 installed to be used as a server, however, the laptop hibernates after being idle for 3-5 hours. I changed the power management settings ...
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Make Windows Vista hibernate when idle

I'm using Windows Vista, and I want to make the computer hibernate or sleep when left idle for a set period of time (for example, 20 minutes). What are the steps for accomplishing this?
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What windows 7 task scheduler event would respond to an idle END condition?

The Windows 7 task scheduler allows me to run a task when the computer goes idle, but there doesn't seem to be any obvious way to run a task when the computer resumes from idle, or is no longer idle. ...
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“Display driver stopped responding and has recovered” after computer is idle

Often when I leave my computer for a while (more than about 3 or 4 minutes, at a guess) the graphics driver will crash when I come back to it. The screen goes black for several seconds then comes back ...
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Force users (on a mac) to log off after inactivity

I'm looking for a way in which I can force accounts left logged on to my Mac to auto logoff after a period of inactivity. There is a setting built in to the operating system (Lion), that does this, ...
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Python IDLE disappeared from the right click context menu

My IDLE shortcut in the right click menu has disappeared. I think it's because I used to use Python 2.7, but I installed Python 2.5 without uninstalling Python2.7, and then uninstalled Python 2.5. I ...
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What Windows is doing on idle? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why some Windows process stay writing on disk even on system idle? When I don't use my computer (idle), I start to hear my SATA disk very well. But when I use the ...
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What idle behaviors can disrupt a network connection?

I've got a PC with a wireless card installed. I've been having fits of bad performance, but I've narrowed down one of the many things I'd like to fix. It seems if my computer idles for some period of ...
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Is it safe to put harddisks of a md-software-raid to standby?

I have a home-fileserver with 6 desktop harddisks in a md-raid. The server isn't accessed a lot, so I think it would be good for the harddrives to go in standby-mode after some idle time (e.g. with ...
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How To Schedule .NET Framework Compilation?

Sometimes i find it annoying for .NET Framework start compilation of files without my authorization. I read somewhere that i can execute compilation when i want or maybe even schedule it. At least i ...
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How to setup Windows to not put my external drive to sleep?

Every time I use some external device (pen-drive or external hdd) on my desktop, after some idle time my Windows 7 put it into sleep state, turning it off. Sometimes it sleeps and dont come back. ...
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How do I set my power plan to turn off the display in less than 1 minute?

The lowest setting in a Windows power plan under "Turn off the display" is "one minute". How do I set it for 30 seconds, 15 seconds, et cetera? I found that the shortest idle duration time you can ...
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CPU usage jumps to 100% -> WHEN <- machine is idle (not the idle process) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Task Manager shows 100% CPU utilization, but nothing in process list does. My friend has a machine in his teashop that I am attempting to troubleshoot, so far with ...
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Possible causes for random software changes?

I'm on Windows Vista. I've been using IDLE, the default Python IDE ever since installing Python. I long enjoyed the functionality of right-clicking a .py file and selecting "Open with IDLE" until ...
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How can I open Python files in IDLE from Windows?

I'm new to Python. I use Python 2.7 and I am running Windows Vista (64-bit). How do I make it when I click on .py scripts... that it opens up in IDLE so I can edit it a snap? Ya know... without having ...
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Task Manager: Overall cpu usage + idle process cpu usage > 100%

On Windows XP SP3, in Task Manager I assume that the "System Idle Process" is not counted as part of the overal "CPU Usage", therefore at any time the sum of both should be 100%, which seems to be ...
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Laptop freezes when left idle

I've already read a couple of threads on this but I have set the laptop to never go to sleep and the screen never to turn off, and it still happens. I've even left iTunes playing music, but it still ...
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What things to put on a second screen or background TV screen?

I like to have my laptop connected to an external monitor. I often find the 2 screens helps productivity. But there are times where I'm doing something on one screen and the monitor just sits there ...
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PuTTY/SSH: How to Prevent Auto-Logout?

My ISP's SSH server (Debian 2.0) logs me out after 35 minutes of inactivity, when connected with PuTTY (Windows XP). This is a big problem when I utilize the server for port-forwarding. The final ...
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Close firefox if it is inactive or idle?

Is there any way to shut down firefox if it is inactive? Some addtional tool or addon ? Or way?
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Skype prevents computer from idling?

When using Skype, it prevents the computer from idling, going into sleep mode and turning the monitor off. I notice on my laptop if I use a tool like Monitor Off to manually turn my monitor off, ...
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How to run commands when mac is idle and when it resumes

I want to run script when my mac is idle (for example after 5 minutes or screen saver start time is also ok) and when I resume it from idle state. I know that I can write daemon using ...
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How to stop Windows Server Standard from booting me while remoted in?

I'm using Remote Desktop connection to connect to a Windows Server box, on which I am an admit. If I'm idle for a few minutes, it locks me out (killing file transfers, which is a problem), and a few ...
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Any way to disable specific CPU idle (Cx) states?

I just got a new Toshiba Tecra S11 notebook, which has a Core i5 520M CPU, and it appears to suffer from a well-known problem: a high pitched noise when the CPU is idle. Googling around revealed that ...
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Xubuntu 9.10 running on VirtualBox never goes idle

On my Windows 7 32bit machine I'm running a VirtualBox instance of Xubuntu 9.10 32bit and I've noticed that the screen saver on the virtual box instance of Xubuntu never becomes active despite setting ...
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Auto-close lots and lots of Windows

I have this problem: I am working a lot on a computer, most of the day and night, and this results in my desktop having lots of windows opened, 70-100 usually, so I have to close all the windows I ...
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utility to troubleshoot PC not going idle

I have Windows 7 x64 installed and sometimes it will not go into an idle state allowing for the monitor to turn off. I keep shutting down services and programs, but I can't pinpoint what is causing ...
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How can I set the idle timer for a disk connected to a 3ware RAID controller?

I have Linux server with a 3ware 9550SX SATA RAID controller with several disks attached. One of them is a 2TB disk that I'm using for backups. It's a normal desktop disk (i.e. not for 24/7) and I ...
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Make mouse pointer invisible on idle

Is there a way to make the mouse pointer disappear when the computer goes idle? If the solution could work in both Windows XP and Windows 7, that would be great.