Re: [wmii] Idle Detection Feature Proposal

From: Denis Grelich <>
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 17:09:43 +0100

On Tue, 16 Jan 2007 11:57:38 +0100
Alexis Hildebrandt <> wrote:

> Hello,
> Denis has been kind enough to add a couple events, which enhance the
> scriptability of wmii. Thanks a lot for that =)
> Two events that could be very useful in combination with slock (or
> other screen locking mechanism for that matter) are:
> Idle & Active
> What do you think?
> Is that a feature you could be interested in?
> Is there another feasible solution already available, that runs slock
> after a configurable time of user idleness?
> I have no idea whether the event loops used in wmii or libixp support
> idle detection or not. I'll have a look if someone that knows the wmii
> and libixp code by heart points me to a location where I could start
> digging.
> Best regards,
> Alexis

I'm not sure about having such functionality in the window manager. I
don't know how you would define idleness, but /event is a read- and
writable file. Maybe a standalone application could check for idleness
and then simply write "Idle" or "Active" into that file, which is then
being broadcast to all listeners.

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