The AutoAway browser extension automatically changes Sametime availability status based on lock screen and screensaver events. When screensaver is triggered, or screen is locked, the Sametime status of the logged-in web client user will change to "I am Away," and original status will be restored when screen is unlocked or screensaver is deactivated.
(Note: AutoAway on Firefox is not currently supported. Firefox support is planned for release in Q1 2014.)
To use the browser extension in Internet Explorer, .NET 4.5 must be installed on the client OS. To verify the .NET version select Control Panel >> Programs and Features >> Microsoft .NET Framework. This should be at 4.5 level. If not at 4.5, it can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center website: " Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5."
Download and Installation
Download and extract IBM_Sametime_AutoAway.zip. This contains the installer file for Internet Explorer, and the extension file for Google Chrome.
To manually run the installer, double-click it. An installer window will appear: "Please wait while Windows configures IBM Sametime AutoAway."
A User Account Control window will prompt: "Do you want to allow this program to make changes to your hard drive?" Select "Yes" - the installer will run and close automatically when installation is complete.
An information bar will appear inside Internet Explorer to say that "The IBM Sametime AutoAway' addon from 'International Business Machines Corporation' is ready to use." Choose "Enable."
(Note: You can manually enable or disable the extension later by going to Internet Explorer >> Tools >> Manage Add-ons and highlighting 'IBM Sametime AutoAway'.)
The extension is now ready for use.
Open Google Chrome. In a new tab, navigate to chrome://extensions.
Drag and drop AutoAway.crx from the download location to the chrome extensions page. A popup from Chrome will appear, requesting confirmation to add "IBM Sametime AutoAway." Select "Add."
Note: After the extension has been installed, you do not need to restart your browser or take any further action. The extension will set your status to "Away" whenever screensaver activates or screen is locked, and will reset status when screen is unlocked.
Known Issues and limitations
Status does not change when entering a meeting room; status changes are for auto-away status only.
The AutoAway feature is not currently supported on Firefox. A compatible Firefox extension is planned for a later release (Q1 2014).
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