Re: [wmii] Idle Detection Feature Proposal

From: Jeremy Maitin-Shepard <>
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 13:47:16 -0500

Alexis Hildebrandt <> writes:

> [snip]

> 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.

Merely relying on WMII events to determine idleness may lead to
undesirable results. WMII may not receive any events while the user is
typing away to a particular client. There is the MIT Screen Saver
extension, which might be of some use. Alternatively, you could see
what sort of hacks xscreensaver uses to detect idleness.

Jeremy Maitin-Shepard
Received on Tue Jan 16 2007 - 19:47:19 UTC

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