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NoLock
Small program that hides in the Windows system tray that prevents Windows to lock or the computer to hibernate of jump in stand-by mode. It moves the mouse cursor 1 pixel if it hasn't been moved for a configurable amount of time.
 
Features
-Prevent Windows to lock
-Prevents the computer to hibernate or jump in stand-by mode
-Switch NoLock function on or of from the system tray menu
-Delay time configurable from the system tray menu
 
Description
Most corporate computers are set to lock after a certain amount of time of inactivity by the IT department. We needed a computer to do mainly one task: show a graphical control interface of an automated warehouse on a TV. Of course we didn't want to move the mouse every 5 minutes to prevent the screen to lock. For this I wrote this simple program.

It hides in the Windows system tray and gets the current mouse position. If the mouse position has not changed for a while it moves the mouse 1px to the left and 1px to the right again. That's all that is needed to fool Windows in detecting activity.

To make it a little more than that I added a configurable delay time and an option to disable the NoLock function without closing the application. Both settings can be done from the system tray menu.
 
Screenshots
NoLock system tray menu NoLock delay time setting
 
Commandline options
No command-line options available.
 
Configuration file settings
[ApplicationOptions]
NoLock Activate the NoLock feature (1 = yes, 0 = no)
DelayTime Time between mouse moves (if it has not been moved) in seconds
 
Version history
v1.0 Initial setup
v1.1 Added configurable delay time from the system tray menu
v1.2 Bugfix 01
 
Known bugs
01 v1.1 - SOLVED v1.2 NoLock function not reactivated after being checked in tray menu.
 
Future enhancements
None.
 
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You can download NoLock as a compressed folder containing all files needed. No need to install the software, just unzip, adapt the configuration file NoLock.ini and run NoLock.exe.
NoLock is free for personal and bussiness use and is free to distribute as is as long as the program is not altered and accompanied with the NoLock text file.

VersionFileSize
v1.2NoLock_v1.2.zip392,61 KB (402037 bytes)
v1.2NoLock_v1.2.7z318,66 KB (326307 bytes)
 
 
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