geckzilla wrote:Chris, I noticed you are 0.0.1 version behind my own version of Firefox. Try hitting Help > Check for Updates... and let's eliminate that variable, though I doubt it has anything to do with it.
I'm using 3.5.6, and have been for at least a few days (I seem to recall the last update wasn't long ago). That appears to be the latest. Are the logs showing that I'm using something different?
And have you tried doing Tools > Clear Recent History with Cookies and Active Logins selected with time range set to Everything? I also hate to ask this since it's like a 15 year old catch-all for computer glitches for dummies, but when was the last time you rebooted?
I use a cookie handling tool (which hasn't changed for a long time). It protects cookies that I don't want to delete, and I fairly regularly clear out the unprotected cookies. That includes the ones for this forum, and after that I do have to log in again. But that's quite different from the random logouts I'm encountering. I have tried clearing out cookies, history, and the cache. I'm pretty sure that I've rebooted since the problem started. But the thing is, I've seen this on two machines- one with XP, the other with W7, so I don't think it's anything to do with my computers. One thing I'll try testing is if Wildblue (my ISP) is creating problems. They utilize a server-side proxy to reduce latency issues (a problem with satellite connections), and I have no control over any changes that they might make. I can stop using it for a while, however, and see if it makes this particular problem disappear.
This is completely baffling, especially with no one else being able to reproduce the problem. If we can reproduce it, we can fix it. Otherwise we're just shooting in the dark.
Yeah, problems like this are hard. Sooner or later I expect it will simply fix itself, or we'll suddenly realize what variable has changed. In the meantime, it's just an annoyance, not a major hardship. Firefox does a good job remembering my login info, so it's normally just an extra click when the problem occurs.