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Shouldn't 'sendkeys' be enough to stop inactivity?

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I have a scheduled task that kicks off when I'm "idle".  But I only want it to run at a certain time.  There's no way to accomplish what I want with the task, without having it run 'each' time I'm idle throughout the day.
So, I 'tried' to create a simple app that would use sendkeys to hit the insert key for me every few minutes.
Doesn't appear to be working though - any ideas why not?

Form_Load
  tmr.Start

TimerFired
  Sendkeys.SendWait("{INSERT}")
  Sendkeys.SendWait("{INSERT}")
End Sub

That's about all there is to it...(I didn't want to leave 'insert' off...that's why it's there twice)
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by:newyuppie
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why dont you put a system time check, if its not what you want, exit the sub, otherwise, check if its idle and run the loop.

ny
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by:gangwisch
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what you need to do is:
appactivate "internet explorer"
sendkeys.send("http://")
sendkeys.send("{enter}")
but i do think that
you should try doing
sendkeys.send("{INS}")

good luck
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by:sirbounty
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So, I can't sendkeys to my form? (since it's already "there")?
I didn't want to have to load IE, or any other app - I thought I could accomplish this within my program...
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by:sirbounty
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I can sendkeys to my form - I got this working using me.bringtofront
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