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How to Inactivity Timer Setting

Discussion in 'Forum software help' started by DaveC_24, May 9, 2012.

  1. DaveC_24

    DaveC_24 Busy Member

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    Hi all,

    I seem to have a setting which logs me out after around 5 minutes or so of inactivity, i.e. I can log on and be reading a thread or other page, or go and make a cuppa or something, and I'm logged off when I come back. I've had a quick look at the settings but can't see anything about this; is there a way to set the time limit to a bit longer before auto-logout so I'm not perpetually logging in to the forum?

    Thanks for your help and sorry if this one's been covered before!
     
  2. hounded

    hounded Honorary Member

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    When you sign in do you tick the check box keep me logged in ?
     
  3. DaveC_24

    DaveC_24 Busy Member

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    I've got a "remember me" box, but unless I'm being blind (which is quite possible), there's no "keep me logged in" box. Could it be dependent on browser or something?
     
  4. hounded

    hounded Honorary Member

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    It's right by were you type your name and password in ( remember me same thing ) :)
     
  5. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    Yes, it says "remember me"
     
  6. DaveC_24

    DaveC_24 Busy Member

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    Thanks guys, will give that a try! :)
     
  7. ithica -john

    ithica -john Post Whore

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    surely ''remember me'' is for the NEXT time you load the forum - it remembers your username/password via a cookie and logs you in automatically

    mine logs out after 5-10 minutes inactivity....bloody frustrating..:mad:
     
  8. tom simkins

    tom simkins Busy Member

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    its not this site that logs you off its windows,, i look at something on here and dont touch owt when its on,,sometimes i forget to touch the mouse and it logs me off auto.. its from the old days of windows 95,,,and i forgot how to turn it off now :(
     
  9. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    And it should log you back in when ever you click on something on the forum, as it works just like you said above.
     
  10. tom simkins

    tom simkins Busy Member

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    i just seem to remember its windows settings ,,
     
  11. ithica -john

    ithica -john Post Whore

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    not quite...... but just solved as we speak....:)

    whenever i got timed 'out', i had to re-enter my username [password remembered by PC]... yes wee box checked every time to no avail

    BUT just found the cookie for this site was set to ''Allow for session'' in the Tools Options Exceptions..... [ look for www. etc

    reset to ''Allow'' and now it remembers me..........................:up:

    obvious really ....but posted in case there are other PC numpties like me
     
  12. ithica -john

    ithica -john Post Whore

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    this is the only site where i get timed out...............apart from my Bank which is a security setting
     
  13. DaveC_24

    DaveC_24 Busy Member

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    Ticking the box seems to have solved the problem for me; it now leaves me logged in and I haven't had to log back on after coming back from dinner. I did originally think the "remember me" box was there to remember your details but not to keep you logged in, though ticking it seems to have sorted the auto-logout too. :)
     
  14. Tadpole

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    I thought it was an ex coming back to say hello & was quite disaponted when she didn't show ..... :D ............. :coffee:
     

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