Re: kill mozilla after idle time
From: Joseph A. Nagy (pagan_prince_at_bigfire-hsv.org)
To: "Daniel Gall" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com> Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 13:18:29 -0600
On Friday 19 December 2003 11:38 am, Daniel Gall wrote:
> Hi there,
> i´m not (yet) too familiar with linux but would like to exchange the
> os of several computers in our school from windows xp to linux
> (knoppix hd-install).
> Beforehand i want to make sure if (and how) i can accomplish that a
> program (i.e. Mozilla) will be killed after a certain idle time (no
> user activity) and will restart right after.
> Background: A pre-defined e-learning info-website should be seen by
> default when students start using the computer. Since i am aware that
> not all students will remain on that site i want to make sure that
> this page is reloaded automatically after, say , 5 minutes of no user
> Thanks a lot for any help,
You could probably write a script that botted Moz back to the page if
there was no detected mouse activity, but that could be troublesome if
the person is writing a report and is using a website for a reference
(no mouse or browser activity, but the page is being used).
I'd say the best option is to set the homepage to the pre-defined site
and have the students close the browser when they are done and just
have the teacher go around in between classes (or a librarian if in the
library/comp lab) and close all the browser windows that are still open
(or hit the home button to return to the pre-defined site).
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