Following an advice given to me in this question I have made this question. So I have an exe I want to run after the computer is idle (by idle I don’t mean sleep, I mean inactive or not being used) for sometime lets say 30 mins. Once the “inactive” timeout reaches I want the application to run. Saying that my PC is set up to only have the option “Screen sleep after “ in the Power options no Computer sleep, so the PC doesn’t go to sleep or the screen gets lock-screen unless I forced it using Windows+L keys, and I want to keep these settings as it is. I want to detect an inactivity time period and once the inactivity time period is reached then I want to execute an exe. Any idea how this can be done?
I've followed the steps provided in the answers:
Created a new task, added a trigger, set it to event: on Idle and created the task. In the conditionstab, specified the task waits 1min to become idle (instead of 10min just to test).
But then I wait for more than 10mins and the task is never triggered on PC1 but triggers on another PC2. I've checked online and found that
PowerCfg -requests will show what is stopping the PC from being Idle and when I run it on PC2 nothing returns but when I run it on PC1 I get this "Legacy Kernel Caller" driver.
So I used
Powercfg -requestsoverride but when I run
powercfg -requestsoverride Driver "Legacy Kernel Caller" System , where it succeeds and I find it in the
Powercfg -requestsoverride list, but then
powercfg -requests it still shows
[DRIVER] Legacy Kernel Caller under
SYSTEM: and the task is never triggered any advice please?