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FF-Idle-Timer Display

Posted: 26 Mar 2015, 11:15
by astrong
hi there,

we allready use porteus kiosk for our customer door lock system (website based).
For easy of use, we want to show a visible idle-countdown at the X11/Firefox.

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# Restart firefox in case when no activity is detected:
[ "$FFIDLE" ] && /opt/porteus-scripts/firefox-idle-watcher &
Is there any possible way to implement a visual idle-counter at the x11 screen?
I've already searched for a firefox plugin, but i couldn't find any kiosk plugin that delivers a visible timer at screen.
thanks alot!

Re: FF-Idle-Timer Display

Posted: 26 Mar 2015, 13:23
by fanthom
you may give the 'simple timer' addon a shot but its a bit tricky to set everything up: ... ple-timer/

i have created a custom kiosk build with this addon already for a different scenario (had to introduce a login manager and session supposed to expire after X minutes, no matter if user is active or not):

so if you get stuck then please contact me through builds:


Re: FF-Idle-Timer Display

Posted: 26 Mar 2015, 13:39
by astrong
thanks for your quick reply.

i've already tried this addon, but unfortunately our browsers nav-bar is disabled.

I've found the tool dunstify which is included in porteus.

Maybe i'll edit the firefox-idle-script and put some extra if else queries in.
thath should fix our problem,too.