autoaway

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

auto- +‎ away

Noun[edit]

autoaway (uncountable)

  1. (computing) An instant messaging feature that automatically marks a user as being away if the user does not interact with the computer or device in a set period of time.
    • 2004, Paul Mutton, IRC Hacks: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools, page 382:
      You should notice that the whole session is reproduced, and nobody ever noticed you were away (unless you enabled the autoaway module).
    • 2014, Josh Datko, BeagleBone for Secret Agents
      Also, ERC, like Emacs, is extremely modular and flexible. It is, of course, a free software program, but there are also many existing modules from nick highlighting to autoaway that you can use.