(cross-post added to Vista Networking)
"robf123" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I'm running IE7 and Vista Home Premium. I have an intermittent problem when
> I'm online in that the "work offline" keeps getting activated. So that I have
> to continually click the tools tab and untick work offline to continue.
> Does anyone know what's causing this and how to stop it.
The only possibility that I can think of is that you could be getting
the Work Offline/Try Again dialog and using its Work Offline button.
In fact, I think that that button is an unfortunate default. So, if it was coming
up just as you were pressing Enter or perhaps if you had done an unnecessary
doubleclick and your mouse was trying to support a "snap to default"
option you might even have scenarios where you wouldn't even see
that dialog but see the effect of hitting its default button. The problem
underlying the hypothesis would be an unreliable connection.
E.g. sometimes IE would see that an Internet connection was possible
and sometimes it would think that it wasn't. Diagnosing that would be
off-topic for the IE newsgroup. The most frustrating thing is that AFAIK
there are no diagnostics available in Windows which would allow you
to test this idea easily. E.g. if there was an option to cut an event record
each time that dialog was issued (whether it gets seen by the user or not)
you could know instantly whether this was on the right track.