Is there any software that shuts down a program after a certain amount of idle time?

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  1. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    My mom always leaves AOL on the family PC and it causes it to lag because its left on for hours while shes out shopping and stuff. Is there a program I can get that shuts a program down after its not been used for a certain time limit?
     
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    MICRO Registered Member

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    You don't say which OS Cheater, so maybe have a read of this page, and a look at the second pay job, there doesn't appear to be much in legit. possibles outside of these maybees,


    http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies-archive.cfm/386581.html

    http://www.lifsoft.com/power/index.html
     
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    nanana1 Frequent Poster

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    Not sure if this is what you are looking for. o_O

    hxxp://www.in-mediakg.com/software/ishutdown/ishutdown.shtml *puppy*
     
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  4. doktornotor

    doktornotor Registered Member

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    It's already bundled with the OS. You know, go to the control panel and there's the power options thing. :)
     
  5. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    Windows XP. I don't want the whole PC shut down just AOL.
     
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    I use Bill2's Process Manager (freeware) for stuff like that. Other process managers may offer similar functions. Here's a link to mostly free process management utilities: http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads40.html

    Bill2 is mainly for controlling process priorities and affinities, but you can also tell it perform various actions when a process starts, ends or has been idle or over-active for x minutes... It may be overkill for single core computers, but for dual or quad cores it's great.

    Note: To benefit from the priority management aspects you probably need to run Bill2 in learning mode for a few days, and set up a bunch of rules.
     
  7. doktornotor

    doktornotor Registered Member

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    Well, if something left at idle causes a computer to lag, then said program pretty like has a memory leak. So, the solution would be to update to a newer version if any, or find an alternative. No idea which application exactly are you talking about here but shutting down a leaking application after a period of inactivity is no solution at all.
     
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    http://dimio.altervista.org/eng/

    I used to use dshutdown. See url above.
    Dont know if it is compatible with windows 7. You have to try yourself.
    Regards
    Nick Franken
     
  9. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    Thanks Frank that looks like a great program I'll check it out. Sorry I have not been on lately I have been kinda busy.
     
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