Does idle detection detect other user accounts being active?

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Does idle detection detect other user accounts being active?

Postby jzadra » Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:36 pm

On Mac OS, if I have my FAH client set to run on idle only, will it detect activity from other user accounts and stop folding, or is it only looking at my user account where the client is installed?
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Re: Does idle detection detect other user accounts being act

Postby Joe_H » Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:48 pm

This is an old post from the person who work on the port of the client to OS X - viewtopic.php?f=96&t=26509&p=266660

On OSX, since FAH version 7.3.13, idle is when the login window is showing or the computer puts the display to sleep (System Preferences > Energy Saver > Display sleep).

To avoid rapid toggling of idle folding, there are delays before starting idle folding. Currently about 5 seconds after display sleep, and 30 after switch to login window.


The FAHClient process is running under its own user account and not under your account, so it should not matter what other account is active. So if a different account logs in and is active, any "On Idle" folding slot should pause.
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Re: Does idle detection detect other user accounts being act

Postby jzadra » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:15 pm

Great, thank you.
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Re: Does idle detection detect other user accounts being act

Postby calxalot » Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:11 am

I don’t know how the idle detection currently interacts with vnc connections.
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