The Idle Detection API notifies developers when a user is idle, indicating such things as lack of interaction with the keyboard, mouse, screen, activation of a screensaver, locking of the screen, or moving to a different screen. A developer-defined threshold triggers the notification.
Applications which facilitate collaboration require more global signals about whether the user is idle than are provided by existing mechanisms that only consider a user's interaction with the application's own tab.
Status in Chromium
Origin trial (tracking bug) in:
- Chrome for desktop release 84
- Chrome for Android release 84
Consensus & Standardization
Intent to Prototype urlIntent to Prototype thread
Last updated on 2020-10-05