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    Default Logged out of Forum automatically every 15 minutes or so

    Every night, around the same time (11:30 PM EST), I logon to this forum, after reviewing any email responses that I receive to my posts. It seems that every 15 to 20 minutes I get logged out automatically. Sometimes I cannot even finish a post before it happens. I try to post my response, then I get an error to refresh & try again.

    The only workaround that I can find, is to have 2 of the forum pages open, when this happens, I go to the other page, refresh that one, come back to the original page that I'm own, then I can successfully post.

    I dedicate around 3 straight hours daily (sometimes more) to help others, as well as moderate the forum, during these hours, often I'm the only mod on board. But I get logged out, & it appears as though I'm not here. If by chance it's browser related, I'm using Firefox 11.

    Thanks for any tips to fix/correct this issue.

    Cat

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    Default Re: Logged out of Forum automatically every 15 minutes or so

    I used remember me when I first logged in so the cookie is set.
    I never log out.

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    Default Re: Logged out of Forum automatically every 15 minutes or so

    OK, I got it now. I've always seen those "remember me" checkboxes on sites, but I usually don't get auto logged out of sites by not checking it.

    Next time it happens, I'll know what to do. Thanks.

    Cat

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    Default Re: Logged out of Forum automatically every 15 minutes or so

    The classic view does not seem to have a remember me check box, the Metro view does have one. You can always sign on in Metro using remember me then switch to classic view.

    Cat, I thought you liked the Metro view better???

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    Default Re: Logged out of Forum automatically every 15 minutes or so

    "The classic view does not seem to have a remember me check box"

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    Default Re: Logged out of Forum automatically every 15 minutes or so

    The Remember Me box is only there, next to your log-in boxes, if you have to log in on every visit. If you have said "Remember Me" once and use Auto Logon, you won't see Remember Me. OK?

    But that only saves a cookie, with your log-on info, it has nothing to do with the program logging you off.
    Somewhere, there is a box you can check to tell the program how long you should stay logged in.
    If I find that, I always set it to "Forever".

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    Default Re: Logged out of Forum automatically every 15 minutes or so

    I logged out just to check for a Remember Me box, and it was missing in the "Win 7" view (It appears this is what we are calling the classic view). It is present in the Win 8 view (new Metro view) If I sign on in the Win 8 view, I can then switch to the Win 7 view and stay signed on.

    I did not find anything to let me set a default log out time.

    Oh well.

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    Default Re: Logged out of Forum automatically every 15 minutes or so

    I've seen programs that did have that "Stay Connected" box, but today I looked in Win-8 and firefox and I could not find it there. So it should stay ON as long as you like.
    I can stay ON all day if I like.

    So something must be BROKE!

    If I had that PC here, I know I could find the problem, but long range troubleshooting is bad at best.

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    Default Re: Logged out of Forum automatically every 15 minutes or so

    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoMage View Post
    I've seen programs that did have that "Stay Connected" box, but today I looked in Win-8 and firefox and I could not find it there. So it should stay ON as long as you like.
    I can stay ON all day if I like.

    So something must be BROKE!

    If I had that PC here, I know I could find the problem, but long range troubleshooting is bad at best.

    TM
    No, long range troubleshooting isn't that bad, I think that's what the Remote Desktop introduced with XP is for. HP "techs" used it, with my permission, to diagnose & try to fix a defective mouse. They were too tight to replace a less than $10 mouse, so they spent over 70 minutes trying to fix it instead.

    However, in the process, the "tech", for lack of other words, screwed up some other settings. I had to revert to a recent backup taken to fix their crap.

    Ted, I do like the Metro view better, it's just going to take some getting used to.

    Cat

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    Default Re: Logged out of Forum automatically every 15 minutes or so

    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Myers View Post
    The classic view does not seem to have a remember me check box, the Metro view does have one. You can always sign on in Metro using remember me then switch to classic view.

    Cat, I thought you liked the Metro view better???
    There's one option that I can't find on the Metro style, that's the "quick links" option. That's how I look to see what's going on, not only to provide help to others, but also looking for spam & other unwanted posts/threads on this forum. I refresh this option frequently to check all new posts out, across all of the different categories.

    If anyone knows of a way to do this using that style, please advice. I do like the newer style better, and thank those who took the time to develop it for us.

    Cat

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