[python-win32] Detecting when the Windows screen saver comes on
mail at timgolden.me.uk
Wed Feb 27 21:11:50 CET 2008
> Does anyone know how to detect when the windows screen saver comes on?
> Any other kind of detection of windows being idle (ie: sleep or
> whatever) would also be useful if you happen to know it. I'm basically
> looking for whatever is easy to implement. My wxpython chat application
> needs to know if the user has gone "idle" by detecting whatever
> windows event will tell me that.
There *are* -- slightly awkward -- ways of doing such things
(eg a combination of polling the GetSystemParameterInfo with
the right flags and / or monitoring for a system power event)
but I came across this article:
which would seem to be do-able in Python with ctypes. Haven't
tried it myself, mind you.
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