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Why doesn't Apple Discussions keep you logged in like normal forums?

11424 Views 48 Replies Latest reply: Jul 30, 2010 6:44 PM by babowa RSS
  • MGW Level 7 Level 7 (26,940 points)
    Unfortunately, not so - I never close my browser, but if I've been away overnight, or for a few hours, I have to log in again even though my browser is open and shows me logged into Discussions on the Forums I have open.
    I will get an email of a post, try to reply to it and be told that I have to log in. Annoying!





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  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,485 points)
    I'm sorry, but that's not true. At least not for me.

    Yes Andreas, you have said that many times now, but it is how it works for the rest of us.

    If your cookies from Apple are retained and your log-in password is in your Keychain, that is the way it works.

    If you updated to 10.5.8 and Safari 5.0.1 it might make a difference. There is no telling what other parts of your system are out of date.
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  • MGW Level 7 Level 7 (26,940 points)
    Bbbut Klaus, I am running Safari 5.0, OS X 10.6.4 and all my passwords for Discussions are in my keychain - so why me???







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  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,485 points)
    No idea Miriam!

    Why are you not on Safari 5.0.1?

    As I have remarked before (without any concrete evidence): Snow Leopard seems to have unique issues!
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  • MGW Level 7 Level 7 (26,940 points)
    It's all a dastardly plot!!!!








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  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,485 points)
    They're out get you Miriam!
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  • joeuu Level 5 Level 5 (5,075 points)
    MGW wrote:
    Bbbut Klaus, I am running Safari 5.0, OS X 10.6.4 and all my passwords for Discussions are in my keychain - so why me???




    Hi Miriam,

    FWIW, you're not alone. I hoped 5.0.1 would have fixed it, but no joy. It applies to other sites too.


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  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,485 points)
    If you are logged in to AD you don't need to login several hours later?

    Correct. I generally log in at around 09.30 am and Safari is open until about midnight, unless of course I had to close it for some reason.

    Is this true even if you have closed all Safari windows (but not the application)?

    Yes. I keep the Safari window closed unless I am actually using it. So when I received the email notification of your post, all I had to do was click on the message link and the Safari window would open in this thread.

    Is this true even if you have closed Safari?
    Is this true even if you have restarted your computer?


    No, if I have closed the application, or rebooted, I have to log in again.

    Or is it only true if you have not closed the tab that AD resides on?

    I don't use tabs. I sometimes have more than one Safari window open. Example: I am replying to a post, then get a brainwave that requires me to google for some information. Rather than leave the reply window, I will simply open a new Safari window, find what I wanted, copy the info, close that window thus returning to the reply window that stayed open in the background, paste, get copious praise for the right answer, and leave that thread!
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  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,150 points)
    For what it's worth, here is my answer using Firefox:

    +If you are logged in to AD you don't need to login several hours later?+

    Yes

    +Is this true even if you have closed all Safari windows (but not the application)?+

    No

    +Is this true even if you have closed Safari? (Firefox)+

    No

    +Is this true even if you have restarted your computer?+

    No

    +Or is it only true if you have not closed the tab that AD resides on?+

    Yes

    P.S. There are, unfortunately, some things in life one simply has to accept as being as is and, after a somewhat heroic effort to change such things without success, one needs to realize that one's own wellbeing would be served best by just accepting things one cannot change. I believe this issue would qualify. Having said that, I am done with this thread.
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  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,485 points)
    The answers I gave you in my previous post also apply if, for some strange reason of research, I am using Firefu.. I mean Firefox.
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  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,880 points)
    My first answer


    If you are using Safari you may have more luck on answers in the Safari forum.
    http://discussions.apple.com/category.jspa?categoryID=169 (This is the Category level and you needs to choose windows or Mac)

    I have seen posts about this from several Level 4 posters who have not been able to fathom this.

    I personally use Firefox 3.6.x and have not had any issues.


    As It says I use Firefox

    I prefer to use tabs (Can do the same as Klaus1 to look for other info).
    I stay logged in as long as Firefox is active - although I don't normally close the window as I only get to spend about 3 hours here.

    The answer probably still remains in the Safari Forums whether the issue is a Snow Leopard drop will logged in to Apple Discussions or some other drop out such as the computer going to sleep (Closes all network Connections) or a Network drop.



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