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Ok, here's the general idea of what I want to do.

After a certain time, I would like the computer to nag me to go to sleep. Maybe every five minutes or so. But I don't want the messages to pop up if the screen is locked, because I leave it like that all night.

Ideally I would like to be able to do more things like shut down running instances the web browser, or lock my user session if I ignore the notices for too long. But I'm happy with just popup messages if that's all I can do.

So, how much of this is possible and where do I start? I'm not too well versed with task scheduler, and I'm assuming I'll use that to at least start whatever script I have to put together.

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  • I'm fairly sure checking whether the screen is locked won't be possible without a bit of code at API level. Get your programming boots on :)
    – Ciaran
    Feb 1, 2011 at 0:00
  • That's fine with me but I do mostly web stuff so I really need an idea of where to start. Php is obviously not a good choice. Maybe python? Feb 6, 2011 at 7:20

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