I am using Natty with with classic GNOME desktop.
I use Empathy and sometimes Skype.
Both these get the online state from the system itself somehow.
If I don't touch my keyboard for a few minutes - even when watching a YouTube clip or something - the inactivity triggers an auto-away state on my messaging apps.
It's synchronized so I imagine its coming coordinated from the system, and not the two apps making the same decision individually.
How can I disable this? I want manual control - I'm only
away when I set it to away in a messaging app.