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This is not a problem for me but 'tis a puzzlement. I mention it thinking it might serve as a clue to someone working on another problem.

Using Windows Vista, while logged in and posting on the forums lately (past week or two) I'll look at the borders of my screen (don't know the correct terms) and see that I have a second and sometimes a third EF window minimized and piggybacked onto my working window. Out of curiosity, I click it (maximize it) and it will show me correctly logged in, but visiting a thread and often a forum where I've never actually been. This is something totally new. In the past I've sometimes opened a second window, intentionally or by accident, but this is something entirely different.

Cheers, - A.
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Hi Mr. M,

You're probably right. The Vista wasn't my choice. I still prefer my old machine with two operating systems (NT and PS7) but I never allowed it to be corrupted by the internet.

I often log out of EF but don't close out the window, or internet connection completely. I come back hours later to find myself logged in, and in the middle of some thread.

Thanks for your input. - A.
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Seriously, I cannot even imagine why all the oddities you describe.

I never log out and am always logged in when I come back to EF, day after day. On another site, however, I have to log in when I arrive each day and then remain logged in until I shut down; and on a third, I have to log in again whenever I leave that site and return.

It is evidently site-specific.
Hi Mister Micawber, what you described is probably related to the setting in your browser. From what I have observed, the log-in status of EF is stored in the cookies. If you clear the cookies, you will be logged off. Firefox can be configured to clear all cookies automatically on exit. IE6 and IE7 do not seem to have this option.
Regarding the problem mentioned by Avangi, that is very suspicious. I don't want to scare you but it sounds like someone doing something on your behalf. This, I think, couldn't be caused by Vista. A system bug couldn't accidentally open another thread in EF for you. That requires a little bit of intelligence that I don't believe any system bug could ever have. Are you sure someone didn't plant a trojan horse or remote control program in your machine?
The only reason I log out is that I thought it might be considered bad etiquette to give the impression I'm on the site when I'm actually miles from my computer. I assumed the "Who's Online?" list was based on "log in." Am I wrong?

Re the three different log-in behaviors of your three computer locations, do they all have similar internet hookups, or providers?

I think you must be right about the Vista causing my multiple windows phenomenon, since it usually occurs during a single session. I just can't figure how it gets hooked up to a thread or Forum I've never visited.

Thanks for your interest. - A.
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Hi Mister Micawber, what you described is probably related to the setting in your browser.
Re the three different log-in behaviors of your three computer locations, do they all have similar internet hookups, or providers?
I guess I was unclear. I am speaking of three different English language forums. Their software seem to treat my browser connection to their site in three different ways; I access them all in the same manner from my computer.
Thanks Petr, I'll check it out. It wouldn't be the first time.

Mr. M - Sorry, my error. I was aware you had written "sites," but the rest made me suspect it was a slip o' th' finger.

But now I'm curious. You're not perpetually on the "Who's online now?" list, so If you're always logged in, how do they know? Ah, back to the cookie jar.

Best wishes, - A.
Mister MicawberI guess I was unclear. I am speaking of three different English language forums. Their software seem to treat my browser connection to their site in three different ways; I access them all in the same manner from my computer.
Oh, I see. You were quite clear indeed. It was just that I had a pre-conception of what "site" mean. Then, yes, the difference is due to how the websites use cookies. Every cookie has a expiration date. It can be say one hour from your last visit, one day or ten years. It can also be indefinite or expire immediately when you close your browser. These are determined by the administrators of the websites (forums).
AvangiBut now I'm curious. You're not perpetually on the "Who's online now?" list, so If you're always logged in, how do they know? Ah, back to the cookie jar.
I guess they have a different logic for that. Perhaps by checking the time of your last activity and only include those who are logged-in AND have some activities within, say the last 30 minutes.
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