Task Scheduler not triggering for 'Start when PC is Idle' command.

Apr 22, 2023
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I have a program that I want to shut down/kill after a certain amount of time being idle. I set up a task following the instructions from the top comment in this thread, minus the fact that instead of shutting my PC down, I used the taskkill command.

I can get the program to shut down ONLY when it hits the scheduled time. It never does it while I'm idle.

I clean booted/stopped all startup programs and checked my powercfg.exe -requests to make sure nothing was preventing an idle state, but I'm still unable to achieve the result I want. It's as if my computer simply isn't able to enter an idle state.

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