Idle | Vaadin

Simple user inactivity monitor for Vaadin applications

This is an extension for Vaadin to track user activity / user inactivity. Inactivity is checked by tracking mouse and keyboard moves in the whole window. After user is idle for a given period a CSS class is applied to <body> element and optionally an event is sent to the rest of the application.

This extension can be used to hide unnecessary controls when user is not active, or give a notification and/or prevent user session from expiring.

The following CSS class names are used:

  • body.userinactive
  • body.useractive

These can be used to chance the look and feel: animate, show or hide, gray-out or just disable some elements with CSS. This works best with 'Valo' theme.

If a listener is also given, it will be notified on activity changes. This can be used to trigger some UI changes or start/stop background tasks.

Idle timeout can be configured in milliseconds. Default is 5000 (i.e. 5 seconds).


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BetaReleased 19 December 2018Apache License 2.0
Framework Support
Vaadin 8.0+
Also supported:
Vaadin 7 (1.1.0)
Browser Independent
Install with
Release notes - Version 2.0.0

Vaadin 8 compatible API from