Idle Monitor

Idle Monitor

Monitors your unattended time and provides the ability to turn the computer off
4.3  (4 votes) (See all)
Brooks Younce Software

Idle Monitor is a rather small tool that takes very little to download. The program allows you to automatically shutdown your computer after certain minutes of inactivity. The unattended duration supported by this program is up to one day. You can also configure the program to open a website or a program instead of shutting down your computer. This program has a really simple GUI, allows fast operations, and displays the amount of days, hours, minutes and seconds elapsed from the last mouse/keyboard activity. It also shows how much time is left for the inactivity action. When it's time to shut down the computer, the program will show a 10 seconds count down dialog, and it will let you cancel that process. Another feature, which I do not find important, is that the program will show the horizontal and vertical position of your mouse pointer. One of the weak points of this program is that it only allows you to turn off the computer and not to hibernate or put it in the stand-by mode.
The setup process is very easy and it works on all Windows versions.

Mark Adeeb
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Review summary


  • Very simple interface
  • Ability to define program settings


  • It only allows you to turn off the computer and not to hibernate or put it in the stand-by mode
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