Auto Disconnect Window

I help the Senior Citizens learn the basics of computer and internet and I have two people who when they disconnect (or X out) of the internet they do not get the little window that comes up and asks if they want to disconnect.

I have tried to explain that if the window does not come up that means they are still connected to the internet and they must go cown to the bottom of the screen and double click the two little connected computers and from there they click disconnect.

The problem is, they forget to do this, or can't seem to get the little window to appear.

I think that sometime ago I read that there is a setting that if you want the little window to appear after your X out you must have something checked.

Please help me find the spot to check so they will get this notice automatically.

Thanks for all the help.

Jeanne
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rayt333Commented:
When you close the browser or Outlook Express, and it's the last Internet Application you close, you will get a dialog box asking if you want to disconnect your connection.

1.In Internet Explorer, select Tools > Internet Options from the menu
2.Select the Connections tab
3.Select your connection in the Dial-Up Settings box and click the Settings button
4.Next to the Passwords box, there is a button Advanced, press this button
5.This will bring up the Advanced Dial-Up window for the current setting. Here you can check the box for Disconnect if idle for XX minutes and Disconnect when connection may no longer be needed

This will only work for Internet Explorer, not Netscape, for some reason Microsoft left that option out for the newer versions of Netscape (Wonder why?)
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Jeanne061397Author Commented:
Hi rayt333

Thanks for the information.  They are running Internet Explorer 4. so their options are probably different from yours.

Just to make sure, I have this right.

I go to View, Internet Options, go to Connection tab, click settings, I do not find the Passwords box nor the Advanced button but the important thing is that if I find these somewhere in the windows and check Disconnect if idle for xx minutes and
Disconnect when connection may no longer be available
that little window will come up after x'ing out of outlook or internet explorer?

Correct?
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rayt333Commented:
The above directions are for Internet Explorer 4 or IE 5, I simply stated that this would not work with Netscape.
Let me know if that works
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femson7Commented:
CONTROL PANEL then INTERNET OPTIONS then goto CONNECTIONS TAB then select the connection entry and on the right side click on the SETTINGS button.

A window for your connection will appear entitled <MY CONNECTION> Settings (my connection represents the connection name).

This window has 3 parts AUTOMATIC configuration, PROXY Server, and DIALUP settings.

Click ADVANCED on the DIALUP SETTINGS part. Put a CHECK mark on the DISCONNECT when connection may no longer be needed. Press OK, then on the Settings window press OK again, and then click on the DIAL WHENEVER A NETWORK CONNECTION IS NOT PRESENT radio button, under the INTERNET PROPERTIES window.

This will do it.
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Jeanne061397Author Commented:
Fenson7

Thanks for your help.  This makes sense.
Jeanne
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femson7Commented:
You're most welcome Jeanne... btw, nice nickname. :))
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rayt333Commented:
You know femson7 your answer is almost the same as the comment I posted Saturday, November 20 1999 - 10:07PM

Hummm  isn't that the same as answering stealing?? Or did Jeanne accept your comment? if so then thanks Jeanne for giving someone else the credit
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Jeanne061397Author Commented:
Dear rayt333,

I am very sorry about not giving you credit also for the answer.  I'll be perfectly honest with you, I didn't understand what you were trying to have me do.

You said, "When you close the browser or Outlook Express, and it's the last Internet Application you close, you will get a dialog box asking if you want to disconnect your connection. (I SAID MY STUDENTS DO NOT GET THIS BOX)
1.In Internet Explorer, select Tools > Internet Options from the menu  2.Select the Connections tab (I DID)
3.Select your connection in the Dial-Up Settings box and click the Settings button (I DID)
4.Next to the Passwords box, there is a button Advanced, press this button (IN MY NEXT NOTE, I SAID THERE IS NO PASSWORDS BOX AND THERE IS NO ADVANCED BUTTON TO PRESS)
 5.This will bring up the Advanced Dial-Up window for the current
setting. Here you can check the box for Disconnect if idle for XX
 minutes and Disconnect when connection may no longer be needed (I DID FIND THIS BOX THAT SAYS DISCONNECT IF IDLE FOR XX MINUTES BUT WASN'T SURE IF THIS WOULD DO THE TRICK TO SHUT DOWN AUTOMATICALLY.)
This will only work for Internet Explorer, not Netscape, for some
reason Microsoft left that option out for the newer versions of
Netscape (Wonder why?)  (IT SHOULD WORK FOR NETSCAPE AS I USE NETSCAPE AND I HAVE THIS BOX CHECKED AND MY CONNECTION AUTO. DISCONNECTS.)

Then rayt333, I tried to explain that I did not have the same passwords box or advanced button but your explanation "The above directions are for Internet Explorer 4 or IE 5, I simply stated that this would not work with Netscape. "  (YOU DID NOT ANSWER MY QUESTION.)

I was planning on just giving up on this problem but when femson7 came back and explained to go into the Control Panel, Internet Options, Connections, (and the rest of what he said "A window for your connection will appear entitled <MY CONNECTION> Settings (my connection represents the connection name). This window has 3 parts AUTOMATIC configuration, PROXY Server, and DIALUP settings.
 Click ADVANCED ETC.  (SOME OF THE SETTINGS HE IS TALKING ABOUT ARE NOT IN THIS WINDOW EITHER).

I just figured the secret was to put a check mark in front of the box that says "Disconnect if idle for xxx minutes.  I was just happy to close out this question.

But you are absolutely correct you do deserve the points also, so if you will submit a note to me I'll also give you credit also.  My apologies to you and in the future I'll be more considerate.  I have been in bed sick with the flu for the week and I guess I wasn't thinking of everything.

Thanks for everyone's help.  I have never been dissatisfied with any question that I have submitted in the past.

Jeanne
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femson7Commented:
Thanks for explaining my side and yours as well, Jeanne.

And for rayt333, I must apologize, but after the last post of November 22, I posted my answer December 4, as I deemed that the poster wasn't able to understand you clearly. In fact, I didn't understand you at first myself. Only after reading your entire posts, did I understand it. But this was after Jeanne accepted my answer. What confused me is the fact that this is a MODEMS AREA, problems posted here are directly related to MODEMS. And requires a related answer.

By reading the poster's original question, one can outrightly tell that IT IS DIRECTLY modem related. And not asking a question that is, although related to modems, or a problem resulting from using an email or newsgroup reader and eventually deduced to a modem setting. By pointing out OUTLOOK EXPRESS etc, your comment shrouded things. Her question didn't say anything about it. So pointing it out will only result to confusion.

Although, I have apologized, I am *NOT* admitting to a guilt of STEALING POINTS or whatever you may call it. If you have made it clear, when and I quote "comment I posted Saturday, November 20 1999 - 10:07PM," then I would say that the poster should have understood it and came to resolve her problem or intention. But was followed by 2 more (correct me please) posts of trying to deduce things properly, and the thread got stucked for nearly two weeks.

Stealing points is something I deem most uncalled for coming out of a fellow expert. It is conduct unbecoming one. And a simple question like this doesn't need to be 'stolen'... My goodness. Just tell me if you want the points and I'll forward it to you and I'd add 100% interest on top of it.
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femson7Commented:
And besides, even you yourself, 'IT IS *ALMOST* THE SAME' therefore IT IS *NOT EXACTLY* THE SAME.


I have posted a 200 points question in this area just for YOU. Post an answer so that I will give it to you.

I don't need humiliations like this just because of points. I am here to help.

'Nuff said.
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Jeanne061397Author Commented:
Good explanation, femson7.

I'm sure rayt333 should be willing to accept our apoligies and I do hope we hear from him.

Jeanne
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rayt333Commented:
I believe this was just an honest mistake and as far as I am conserned the whole thing can be dropped

femson7
I know now you wasn't trying to steal the points, we were both doing the same thing but I guess Jeanne understood your explanion better.
Sorry for infering anything negative towards you
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femson7Commented:
Rayt333,

Thanks a lot again, for understanding. And all is forgotten. Afterall, we're only human, and we do make mistakes.

Jeanne,

He did. :) It's probably how'd I react if I were in his situation.


Thanks again.
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