Logging in Problems

  zemdarin 20:17 03 Jan 2006
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I use a password manager and have always dragged and dropped my email address and password into the login window. Now when I try one or the other disappears, or both is this something new and I haven't read about it? I now drag my password in and have to keep typing my email address in.

  stalion 20:19 03 Jan 2006

if you are talking about this forum click on the log in box and your login details should show in the boxes

  zemdarin 20:59 03 Jan 2006

Sorry Stalion am not sure what you mean. I just came here to view the reply and had to login with password and email address, and as usual I could drag my password into the box but soon as I tried to drag my email address into the box they both disappeared. I then had to type it in again. I have never had this problem in the past, only since this latest layout. It defeats the object of having a password manager if you have to use the keys each time.

  stalion 21:13 03 Jan 2006

you do not need to drag anything in to the log in box on here just click on the box with your mouse and your username and password are already there you can then click log in

  VoG II 21:16 03 Jan 2006

Click on your name just under the PC Advisor logo.

Tick 'Keep me logged in on this computer (unless I log out)'.

Then you won't have to type or drag anything.

  zemdarin 21:29 03 Jan 2006

I don't think you are understanding what I said. When I log onto the Internet and open my password manager to visit PC Advisor with a problem, it always asks you to login. Once I finally manage to login there is no need for me to click anything. I can see my name so why would I need to click it. It is when I visit PC advisor forums the problem occurs. I do not live on PC advisor all the time, when I log off and want to revisit I always have to log back in, Doesn't everybody?

  VoG II 21:33 03 Jan 2006

Simple answer - don't logout of PC Advisor. Just go to another site or close your browser.

If you do what I advised, the next time you come here you will not need to enter your details.

  zemdarin 23:25 03 Jan 2006

I Do not stay on my computer all day. I have to close it down to do other things, and it could be a week before I login again. I only asked a simple question "why does PC advisor not allow me to sign in with my password manager" Or maybe if the explanation of "Keep me logged in on this computer" (unless I log out) means, if I tick the box, next time I start my computer (next week maybe) and visit PC Advisor it will just recognise me. Is that what you are saying? Simple questions needs simple answers, or maybe somebody should see what happens when login in to the forum using a password manager, and watching your email address and password disappear.

  zemdarin 00:00 04 Jan 2006

One other thing "log out" surely means that next visit you would have to log back in, and no way does clicking onto "login" put your password and email address into that box, even if you have the "keep me logged in on this computer" (ticked) Try it and see. My computer is not connected to the internet all the time.

  Forum Editor 00:38 04 Jan 2006

the advice you've been offered.

Password managers are inherently insecure in my opinion, and I never recommend them to my clients. We have deliberately coded the site so you can't login using the unsafe drag and drop technique you've described.

That aside - do what has been advised by other members and you'll find that you can remain logged in - even though your computer isn't connected between visits. It's done by our server, which sets a cookie on your machine. If you periodically clear your cookie cache you will of course have to repeat the procedure so a new cookie can be set. Don't logout when you finish your visit here - just close the browser window and move on.

Sometimes simple questions need slightly more complicated answers, and perhaps this is one of those occasions.

  zemdarin 09:43 04 Jan 2006

Hi Thanks for advice. I would like to point out though that your login page has no less than ten mistakes on it. I write web sites as well and one click here is about safety on the Internet, I do not agree with having cookies on my computer. I allow PC Advisor to set a cookie, but notice there are 6 others trying to attach cookies from this site which are blocked. I think it is silly to run down Password Managers. I have 62 different passwords and they are all different. This is the only site I can't use it on. It also saves me time. The advice on my web site explains with simple tutorials and pictures. So please don't tell me I don't understand. My site is also W3C compliant. The last advice given, would have been sufficient and settled my query.

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