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an application or a way to keep me logged in

We have a web application that times out a rediculous short inactivity: ~ 1 min. If you just work on another application for short period of time and come back, it's logged out.

I wonder if there is a way that can type a letter and then delete that letter in a field every 1 minute. Then, I would be kept logged in forever.

Anyway to do that on IE of Windows? I'm thinking Quickeys type of macro program.


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Re: logoff

In reply to: an application or a way to keep me logged in

What does the owner of the application say if you ask him to change the inactivity time?


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no logoff

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No, they want it short but 1 min is unrealistic. Usually we need to switch between pages for admin works. Then everytime you switch back to this app, it's logged off. Very incovenient. They set it short for security reason, but I think 15 minutes would be a better timing for logging a user off.

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I'm going with no. Why?

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Because the way Sendkeys() works it only goes to the window that has focus. This is not going to work on Windows using the usual solutions. I'm sure you could implement this in a virtual machine so the usual Sendkeys() would work and you do what you need in another VM but I fear most folk won't go to that much trouble.

-> Let's think about this. If this is a workplace and they did that, isn't this a good thing? They are paying you by the hour and the management is willing to extend how long a task takes due to such a decision. You win.

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Re: time out

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I expect somebody can write a Firefox or Chrome add-on that could check for a connection with a certain application and send something to it once in a while after some period of inactivity. But I doubt if it can be done in IE.


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