The Homer Simpson trick

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bigpz1981, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. bigpz1981 macrumors newbie

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    Not sure if anyone recalls the reference, but in a Simpsons episode many years back, Homer Simpson used a toy bird to hit his keyboard every couple of minutes to perform a very simple function at work so that he didn't have to be by his computer (or maybe it was so he could nap, I don't recall). I am looking for a similar trick (minus the toy bird) for an online course I am taking that has a timer that I am required to be "reading" during this time and the timer stops when the page goes idle for a minute or two. I was thinking that if I could hit the space bar or somehow cause the cursor to move every 30 seconds, I could keep the timer going, even while I was sleeping. Any ideas on how I may be able to set up my Mac to make it appear that I am on the page and doing something while I am away?
     
  2. Wondercow macrumors 6502a

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    So you want us to help you cheat on your homework? I don't think you'll get much help.
     
  3. bigpz1981 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Haha, not quite. It's the equivalent of traffic school but it's for work. I know all the content and already passed the required exam, but it still requires the mandated reading time.
     
  4. Thunderboltedge macrumors regular

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    Not sure but maybe if it si required there would be a reason why so.....
     
  5. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    My first thought is plug in a USB keyboard and just have something held down on the spacebar.
     

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