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Mouse Mover

lawnboy246 1,798 157 December 9, 2011 at 05:01 AM
Anyone know of a tool that you can set your mouse on when you are not using it and it will keep your mouse moving so your computer won't go into sleep mode? Looking for a physical item (tray or something that keeps shifting), not any type of software to install on the computer.

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Why not just change the power options?
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well silly as it sounds if that is what you want to do this should work

http://www.acehardwaresuperstore....09569.html

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http://www.murgee.com/auto-mouse-mover/

I used to use a program like this way back with a pay-for-click program. As I recall it paid you for surfing - you d/l a desktop item that monitored your usage and reported it back to home base. I'd just run the mouse program to go through a series of movements/clicks to maximize my rewards while I was in class laugh out loud

I guess you could get a small body massager, hard wire it to a power source, then just put the mouse on top of it.
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A cheap way to do it that I've done it is to create a batch file that launches a program in intervals.

For example:

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@echo off

:REMIX
start notepad.exe
sleep 30
taskkill -f -im notepad
sleep 90
GOTO REMIX
All this will do is start notepad, sleep for about 30 seconds, then end the notepad process, then sleep for another 15 minutes then start over again doing the same thing. As long as there is some activity then Windows can't go to sleep.

That can be altered to allow you to do that for as long as you need or you can exit after so many iterations with a for loop.

If you don't have the sleep command as that comes with the Windows 2003 Resource Kit then just substitute with ping 127.0.0.1 -n 900 >nul and that's a good enough approximation of a seconds counter.
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Thanks, but needs to be something that can move the actual mouse, not actually messing with the computer settings or installing a program.

The mouse has a cord; wonder if the "TELEBRANDS" ROBO STIR will still work LOL



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A cheap way to do it that I've done it is to create a batch file that launches a program in intervals.

For example:



All this will do is start notepad, sleep for about 30 seconds, then end the notepad process, then sleep for another 15 minutes then start over again doing the same thing. As long as there is some activity then Windows can't go to sleep.

That can be altered to allow you to do that for as long as you need or you can exit after so many iterations with a for loop.

If you don't have the sleep command as that comes with the Windows 2003 Resource Kit then just substitute with ping 127.0.0.1 -n 900 >nul and that's a good enough approximation of a seconds counter.
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Thanks, but needs to be something that can move the actual mouse, not actually messing with the computer settings or installing a program.

The mouse has a cord; wonder if the "TELEBRANDS" ROBO STIR will still work LOL
It's not messing with computer settings or installing a program. It's merely a batch file that starts notepad, closes it, then does it again every 15 minutes until you end the batch or close the batch window.

When it comes to sleep mode, most circumstances, it is all about activity on the computer, not the monitor, mouse, or keyboard. No activity after x amount of minutes = go to sleep. All you need to do is get some activity going to simulate you being active on the computer. As long as there is that activity, then the Power Option settings will not kick into effect and turn off the monitor and/or turn off the hard disk.
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Why do you need this? There may be an easier solution than setting something up to physically move your mouse....
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Great, there goes the record player LOL



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Why do you need this? There may be an easier solution than setting something up to physically move your mouse....

I am willing to bet that he is trying to get around a work enforced lock on his computer without doing any visible on the machine itself.

The only thing that comes to mind is either one of thise drinking bird things from the Simpsons, or the inline USB annoyatron thing from think Geek. Hook it up and it randomly types and moves the mouse to confuse your enemies.
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I am willing to bet that he is trying to get around a work enforced lock on his computer without doing any visible on the machine itself.

The only thing that comes to mind is either one of thise drinking bird things from the Simpsons, or the inline USB annoyatron thing from think Geek. Hook it up and it randomly types and moves the mouse to confuse your enemies.
And again, it still comes down to activity when it comes to work enforced computer locks and opening and closing a window would do the trick hence the batch file. However, I tend to agree with you because he obviously doesn't want to install anything or mess with computer settings that would alarm the computer owner, IT or someone else, but also the opening and closing of a window would be a visual cue which nixes my idea. But whatever the solution is, there is no visual cue greater than something rattling around a mouse to keep it busy.
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HA! HA! Yes, you are correct.

But the ThinkGeek Annoy-a-tron just makes an audio sound correct?

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I am willing to bet that he is trying to get around a work enforced lock on his computer without doing any visible on the machine itself.

The only thing that comes to mind is either one of thise drinking bird things from the Simpsons, or the inline USB annoyatron thing from think Geek. Hook it up and it randomly types and moves the mouse to confuse your enemies.
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HA! HA! Yes, you are correct.

But the ThinkGeek Annoy-a-tron just makes an audio sound correct?

I have the name wrong, but here it is:
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/...sb%20annoy

Godspeed.
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Eh, you don't want software. But I'd run a batch file or create a scheduled task to cycle the cd tray periodically to bump or jar the mouse.
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