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Code42 Support

How does the Code42 app detect away and present settings?

Available in:

  • CrashPlan PRO
    • Standard
    • Premium
    • Enterprise
Applies to:

Overview

The Code42 app adjusts settings, such as CPU and bandwidth usage, based on if a user is using the device or if a user is away from the device. This article explains how the Code42 app detects when a user is present or away and explains dependencies for this detection, so you can ensure that the Code42 app is using the correct settings.

Detect status

The method to detect away/present status depends on your operating system and your version of the Code42 app, as described below.

Windows

In Windows, the Code42 app relies on mouse and keyboard activity to determine if you are using your device. It may take up to 30 seconds to detect a change in status.

OS X

The Code42 app for OS X relies on mouse and keyboard activity to determine if you are using your device.

Linux

The Code42 app for Linux always uses the away setting.