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Topic # 10247 12-Nov-2006 10:46
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I've downloaded IE7, (via the installer, not windows update), and it works fine, except that it won't allow me to stay logged on to websites. Tried clearing all cookies and temp files, set privacy to "low", allowed cookies from selected sites to be placed after logging in, reset my Ccleaner defaults, all to no avail. IE6 never gave this problem. (It had other problems).
Tried asking also at the microsoft forums, and a couple others. Anyone have this problem, or better yet, had this problem and know the fix? (getting real close to installing FF2).

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Reply # 52058 12-Nov-2006 10:48
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Are you able to login at all, and after a while IE7 clear the cookies and auto-login won't work, or sessions are closed?

I've noticed that sometimes I am using IE7 and suddenly all cookies are gone... Never found a fix, and haven't seen this on IE7 RTM, but now I am using Vista more and more, instead of my Windows XP machine.







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  Reply # 52063 12-Nov-2006 11:15
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Yes, able to log on no problem. Sessions haven't expired so far, but not tested to the extreme. (Typically >2hrs). Some time after leaving the site/s, and reconnecting, have to log on again. XP SP2 all updated. Pardon my ignorance, what does RTM stand for. Released to manufacturing?

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 52064 12-Nov-2006 11:19
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Yes for RTM, generally the official release version.

If you close the browser and open again I'd expect cookies to be there, but sessions are not guaranteed.

In general sessions expire after 30 minutes of inactivity, depending on the server configuration, so you can't rely on the browser to keep the session open, if you don't browse around a site or if you close the browser.










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  Reply # 52069 12-Nov-2006 11:50
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I'm talking about sites where the option "keep me logged in on this computer" (or similar) has been ticked. And in IE6 I could click on such a link from my favourites menu, and connect to the site logged in. Mostly can't do that in IE7. So I'm thinking it's the program, not the server.

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Reply # 52070 12-Nov-2006 12:02
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In general the "Automatically log me in" is achieved by planting a cookie file on your browser. That's what we do on Geekzone for example, and many others.

On a first install I'd image IE7 will simply disregard any old cookies, but I am not sure. It should work after a while though. It works for me in all sites I use this feature, including Geekzone.

 Check that you don't have a program blocking cookies, or that your IE7 is not set to discard cookies. In Internet Options, Privacy should be set to medium, and that should be ok.







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  Reply # 52079 12-Nov-2006 12:49
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Yes, I realise that. Cleaned out all the old cookies, and re-planted them by going top all of my favourites and logging in. A somewhat tedious process. Set the privacy setting two notches down from default. Checked the security zone permissions allow automatic logon.
The possible conflict, I don't know yet, is an application many people use called CCleaner. In this there is a white list for allowed cookies. (This worked faultlessly in IE6)(And appears to work in IE&) Emptied that out at the beginning, re-installed cookies to the white list as described above for internet options. CCleaner retains these cookie settings; it appears IE7 deletes all or some periodially.
Other active programs that have the potential to block cookies are Spyware Terminator, Spybot (Bad site blocker), SpywareGuard and SpywareBlaster. All of these programs would block the site, rather than just the cookies, or at least generate a popup. Hasn't happened.
So I'm hoping you might spot something I've overlooked before I go through what could be a fairly complex troubleshoot, that might not produce the answer. Don't actually want to go online for extended periods with some of the protections disabled for obvious reasons. Plus it can take overnight to loose logon to some sites, so the investigation could take a long time. I'd rather get Firefox.

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  Reply # 52105 12-Nov-2006 20:26
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i have IE7 from beta 2, 3, and now RTM on Windows XP and did not have that sort of problem you said. What site do you experience the problem with log in?




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  Reply # 52110 12-Nov-2006 22:21
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Hi. I have had problems with the sites in my favourites folder that I usually wish to stay logged on to. This includes Spyware Terminator forum, Castlecops, Wilders security, Cnet, Pprune forums, PCPitstop, Sotts newsletter, and Geekzone.
Have recently been looking at a thread here; http://forum.ccleaner.com/index.php?showtopic=7348 . Ccleaner is a program I regularly use to help keep things shiny bright and fresh. Seems like my troubleshoot is under way. I'll simply uncheck "delete index dat files" in ccleaner, and see if it makes a difference. If not, I'll try serially unchecking other stuff. Seems it's not playing correctly with IE7.
Would you be interested in my continuing to post any results/further problems?


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Reply # 52122 13-Nov-2006 09:16
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Ironically, I find with IE7 that Windows Live components won't remember me when I open it up - no matter how many times I select "Please Remember Me" when logging in yet again.  I find this reduces the value of having this as a home page as Redmond would like us to do, especially when the Live Favourites and Live Mail components keep on logging out.

Thankfully, the Geekzone feed sticks around. Wink

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