NoSleep.exe - Prevents Screensaver and PC Locking
I wrote a little utility that runs in your system tray and prevents your computer from locking or going into screensaver mode as it normally would when idle and while it is not really Symantec related, I have found it very useful and I thought I would share it.
Why would you want to prevent this you ask?
Well, I work on two PCs and group policy sets our screensaver and locking timeout. Quite often I would be working on PC1 for a few minutes and then PC2 would lock, so when I want to go back to PC2, I would unlock it. Then while I am on PC2, PC1 would lock. I found myself unlocking my PCs several times a day and it started to get annoying. I am all in favor of security and still lock my PCs when I leave my desk, but this little utility keeps them active while I am sitting here.
How does it work?
It is very simple. All it does is move your mouse one pixel to the left, and then one pixel to the right every 30 seconds. This tiny bit of movement is invisible to the user, but is enough to make Windows think that someone is using the PC.
While running, you will see this icon in your system tray:
If you want to exit the utility, simply right click it and click "Exit"