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Having to log in every day. 12/02/2020 at 10:37 #123255
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On Monday morning of this week I had an 'episode' with my Dell Windows 10 laptop where neither my wireless mouse nor keybpard would work. To make matters worse the trackpad on the laptop also stopped working. Fortunately the laptop keyboard still worked and I had a wired mouse to hand so got around the problem. Anyway, the issue has now resolved itself, although I don't know what caused it in the first place. Windows then decided to perform an update.

The problem that I now have is that every morning when I boot up the computer I have to log in to SimSig. I never had to do this before, except very occasionally.

Does anybody know what I can do rectify this so that I stay logged in for longer?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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Having to log in every day. 12/02/2020 at 11:40 #123257
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bugsy in post 123255 said:
On Monday morning of this week I had an 'episode' with my Dell Windows 10 laptop where neither my wireless mouse nor keybpard would work. To make matters worse the trackpad on the laptop also stopped working. Fortunately the laptop keyboard still worked and I had a wired mouse to hand so got around the problem. Anyway, the issue has now resolved itself, although I don't know what caused it in the first place. Windows then decided to perform an update.

The problem that I now have is that every morning when I boot up the computer I have to log in to SimSig. I never had to do this before, except very occasionally.

Does anybody know what I can do rectify this so that I stay logged in for longer?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Have you checked the Remember Me box?

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Having to log in every day. 12/02/2020 at 11:48 #123258
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Yes, I have checked the 'Remember me' box, but it doesn't make any difference.
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Having to log in every day. 12/02/2020 at 14:49 #123264
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What's the bet you are clearing your browser history including cookies?
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Having to log in every day. 12/02/2020 at 15:28 #123265
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I reckon it might be incognito mode.
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Having to log in every day. 12/02/2020 at 20:17 #123274
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headshot119 in post 123264 said:
What's the bet you are clearing your browser history including cookies?
I did clear my browser history, including cookies, but that was several days ago and I have logged in a couple of times since then.

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Having to log in every day. 12/02/2020 at 20:20 #123275
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GeoffM in post 123265 said:
I reckon it might be incognito mode.
Sorry Geoff, I'm not familiar with that term. And is there anything that I can do about it if that's what happened?

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Having to log in every day. 12/02/2020 at 22:21 #123278
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When you cleared your cookies did you then re-set the remember me flag?

I get logged out occasionally

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Having to log in every day. 12/02/2020 at 22:39 #123279
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JamesN in post 123278 said:
When you cleared your cookies did you then re-set the remember me flag?

I get logged out occasionally
I seem to remember seeing a tick in the 'Remember me' box this morning, but to be certain I'll have to reboot and see what happens.
I'll let you know.

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Having to log in every day. 12/02/2020 at 22:46 #123280
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bugsy in post 123279 said:
JamesN in post 123278 said:
When you cleared your cookies did you then re-set the remember me flag?

I get logged out occasionally
I seem to remember seeing a tick in the 'Remember me' box this morning, but to be certain I'll have to reboot and see what happens.
I'll let you know.
Just re-booted the computer and had to log in again. However, I noticed that the 'Remember me' box was unticked so have now ticked it. Hopefully that was the problem. We'll see tomorrow morning when I turn the computer on again.

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Having to log in every day. 13/02/2020 at 08:21 #123283
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postal in post 123257 said:
bugsy in post 123255 said:
On Monday morning of this week I had an 'episode' with my Dell Windows 10 laptop where neither my wireless mouse nor keybpard would work. To make matters worse the trackpad on the laptop also stopped working. Fortunately the laptop keyboard still worked and I had a wired mouse to hand so got around the problem. Anyway, the issue has now resolved itself, although I don't know what caused it in the first place. Windows then decided to perform an update.

The problem that I now have is that every morning when I boot up the computer I have to log in to SimSig. I never had to do this before, except very occasionally.

Does anybody know what I can do rectify this so that I stay logged in for longer?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Have you checked the Remember Me box?
Well, it looks like it must have been my mistake, so Postal was right to ask this question, as making sure that the 'Remember me' box was ticked has done the trick.
Thanks to all those who made other helpful suggestions.

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Having to log in every day. 13/02/2020 at 11:52 #123287
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I check the Remember Me box, but I find that I have to log-in afresh after a month or so. Oddly, though, I see that the SimSigRememberMe cookie shows an expiry date of 31-12-9999. It must be some other cookie that sets the length of the RememberMe function.
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Having to log in every day. 13/02/2020 at 19:47 #123291
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The cookie you're after is the ".AspNet.ApplicationCookie" and it's a known issue that was supposed to be fixed a little while ago, but apparently the fix isn't working as expected.
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Having to log in every day. 14/02/2020 at 02:41 #123296
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bugsy in post 123275 said:
GeoffM in post 123265 said:
I reckon it might be incognito mode.
Sorry Geoff, I'm not familiar with that term. And is there anything that I can do about it if that's what happened?
Not relevant now, but for the sake of answering: it's a mode most browsers support which typically prevents cookies being stored and deletes your browsing history at the end of a session, amongst other things. Typically used for preventing others from knowing which [cough] websites you might have visited but is not foolproof, and does next to nothing to prevent the website itself from tracking you.

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Having to log in every day. 14/02/2020 at 09:03 #123297
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GeoffM in post 123296 said:
bugsy in post 123275 said:
GeoffM in post 123265 said:
I reckon it might be incognito mode.
Sorry Geoff, I'm not familiar with that term. And is there anything that I can do about it if that's what happened?
Not relevant now, but for the sake of answering: it's a mode most browsers support which typically prevents cookies being stored and deletes your browsing history at the end of a session, amongst other things. Typically used for preventing others from knowing which [cough] websites you might have visited but is not foolproof, and does next to nothing to prevent the website itself from tracking you.
Thanks for the explanation. I'll bear that in mind.

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Having to log in every day. 14/02/2020 at 09:44 #123299
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bugsy in post 123297 said:
GeoffM in post 123296 said:
bugsy in post 123275 said:
GeoffM in post 123265 said:
I reckon it might be incognito mode.
Sorry Geoff, I'm not familiar with that term. And is there anything that I can do about it if that's what happened?
Not relevant now, but for the sake of answering: it's a mode most browsers support which typically prevents cookies being stored and deletes your browsing history at the end of a session, amongst other things. Typically used for preventing others from knowing which [cough] websites you might have visited but is not foolproof, and does next to nothing to prevent the website itself from tracking you.
Thanks for the explanation. I'll bear that in mind.
I think it is called "Opening a Private Window" in some browsers.

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Having to log in every day. 15/02/2020 at 11:01 #123312
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postal in post 123299 said:
bugsy in post 123297 said:
GeoffM in post 123296 said:
bugsy in post 123275 said:
GeoffM in post 123265 said:
I reckon it might be incognito mode.
Sorry Geoff, I'm not familiar with that term. And is there anything that I can do about it if that's what happened?
Not relevant now, but for the sake of answering: it's a mode most browsers support which typically prevents cookies being stored and deletes your browsing history at the end of a session, amongst other things. Typically used for preventing others from knowing which [cough] websites you might have visited but is not foolproof, and does next to nothing to prevent the website itself from tracking you.
Thanks for the explanation. I'll bear that in mind.
I think it is called "Opening a Private Window" in some browsers.
Chrome also has a literal "Guest Mode", which is a feature separate from incognito window but acts in a similar way.

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Having to log in every day. 15/02/2020 at 19:12 #123314
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Jan - thanks. As far as I can see, my RememberMe cookie ought to expire tomorrow evening at 21:07. Let's see whether I am kicked out, and have to check the Remember Me box again tomorrow evening.
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