Windows 10: Task Scheduler - Idle Condition Not Honored

Discus and support Task Scheduler - Idle Condition Not Honored in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; This should be pretty simple but really has me stumped. I have a scheduled task that is specified to only run if the computer is idle for 50 minutes.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by js0873, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. js0873 Win User

    Task Scheduler - Idle Condition Not Honored


    This should be pretty simple but really has me stumped. I have a scheduled task that is specified to only run if the computer is idle for 50 minutes. This works on Windows 7, but on Windows 10 it never honors the idle condition. It always runs immediately. This happens on multiple Windows 10 machines, but never on Windows 7 ones. Any idea what might be wrong?

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    js0873, Mar 3, 2019
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  2. dalchina Win User

    Scheduled Task To Run On Idle Triggers Way Too Soon


    I suspect reading the trigger settings at face value leads to the wrong expectation. I.e. it's misleading.

    See:
    windows - Task scheduler - What is ? - Super User
    - likely to leave you wanting a cup of coffee/beer/etc

    Idle Triggers for Task Scheduler 1.0 | Microsoft Docs
    This makes you ponder the definition of 'idle'.

    More (from the links on the left of that):
    Task Idle Conditions | Microsoft Docs
     
    dalchina, Mar 3, 2019
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  3. js0873 Win User
    Scheduled Task To Run On Idle Triggers Way Too Soon


    All of that makes my head spin. Really, what's the best way to get something to execute anytime during the day only if the PC has been idle for one hour?
     
    js0873, Mar 3, 2019
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  4. Task Scheduler - Idle Condition Not Honored

    Task Scheduler crashed

    Hi,

    I have no issue creating new Task schedule. The issue arises when I either,

    • Edit a task, or
    • View the task and click the "Conditions" tab.
     
    Programatix, Mar 3, 2019
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