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Keep getting logged out

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:42 am
by stessier
My work computer keeps logging me out and dropping my posts. I'm working from home and all my other devices aren't having a problem. I already deleted cookies... is there something else i should try?

Re: Keep getting logged out

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:58 am
by ImLawBoy
Maybe take a damn hint?

(More seriously, I have no clue but hopefully someone else can help you.)

Re: Keep getting logged out

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:08 pm
by naednek
that's been my issue for years. I just learned to deal with it. New computer, same problem. Different browser, same problem. Work computer same problem.

Re: Keep getting logged out

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:16 pm
by Tao
I don't post that often so this never really came up before. I wrote a fairly lengthy post in the Gamin in General area and had to step away from the computer for a while, came back finished typing my post and hit submit only to find my session had timed out and my post was lost to the ether. Very annoying, particularly since I don't have the time or inclination to redo the whole thing. Guess I should start drafting my posts in Notepad first. :(

Re: Keep getting logged out

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:25 pm
by stessier
Not that it will help if you forget, but there is a Save Draft button next to Preview. Use it before walking away and at least you'll have something to come back to.

Re: Keep getting logged out

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:26 pm
by Blackhawk
I've never had anything on OO time out, but I have submitted things and had an internet hiccup eat it. I used to periodically copy-paste my longer posts into Notepad, just in case. Then I noticed that we actually have a 'Save draft' button down there. Every once in a while I will just CTRL-A, CTRL-C (just in case) and 'Save draft.' It works perfectly.

Re: Keep getting logged out

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:08 pm
by ImLawBoy
When I post through the VPN I sometimes get a weird error when I hit submit post. I can just click the back arrow, though, and it goes back to where I was with the text I had already typed. I re-submit and it works. Go figure.

Re: Keep getting logged out

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:06 pm
by LordMortis
ImLawBoy wrote: Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:08 pm When I post through the VPN I sometimes get a weird error when I hit submit post. I can just click the back arrow, though, and it goes back to where I was with the text I had already typed. I re-submit and it works. Go figure.
When you say WFH and work computer, VPN is the first thing that comes to mind but that doesn't speak to other issues not related to work computers. If it's some computers but not all computers then I'd look for what's different.

> Start by looking at your installed programs both through control panel and through apps and features. They don't always yield the same results at apps and features don't necessarily install through the same method as what you seen in programs in control panel.
>Ctrl -Alt - Del to look at what's running and what starts up.
> then look at how your different devices are connecting. My wireless router ends up putting out 2 SSIDs for two different wavelengths. Connecting to 2.4 ghz is stable but 5ghz seems to have all kindsa weirdness.
> what peripherals do you have attached. I've seen both Lenovo's and Dell's get whacky with when their factory installed updater runs while connected to Display Port monitors and/or USB port replicators.

Edit: Now that I'm thinking about it, if you have a Dell or Lenovo, find the Command Center (Dell) or ThinkVantage (Lenovo) find your system updater and to turn off the auto launch for it. Use them infrequently but don't let them run all of the time. They are just intrusive as all get out.

Re: Keep getting logged out

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:13 pm
by ImLawBoy
Work computer is the only one on the VPN, and the error message is something about secure connection failing. Regardless, the workaround is so simple that it's not worth the effort to troubleshoot.

Re: Keep getting logged out

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:19 pm
by Tao
Thanks for the tips all.