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Old 06-21-2013, 11:19 AM   #1
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Steam starts in offline mode (weird)

Just recently everytime I reboot my PC Steam seems to start in offline mode for no apparent reason (no changes made to PC or any settings for quite some time) as connections are fine and all that. And Steam has no trouble getting into online mode once I tell it to do it manually.

Is this a more common "issue" or is there some setting that could have gone on or something?
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:23 AM   #2
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Have you tried closing steam down manually before restarting your PC?
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:16 PM   #3
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Yeah, tried that. Still starts in offline mode after boot.

Oh well, not a big deal though. Just weird. Just last week it was all normal and it started in online mode right away like it always has.
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:00 PM   #4
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For me, I use Wireless, and though I can choose for it to connect automatically on startup, that usually causes it to go slower for some reason, so I have to connect every time I start up my PC. Since my connection's off until I do, Steam starts in offline mode. I think they added it so you didn't have to wait at a "Updating..." message every time you start your computer and aren't connected to the Internet yet.

If you aren't connected on startup, it usually goes into Offline Mode automatically.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:38 AM   #5
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Yeah, I'm getting this too. But relating to what Winston said, I just got a new setup and everything starts faster, which may mean that steam is starting before my internet starts.
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Old 07-05-2013, 04:57 PM   #6
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Same problem here !
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:19 PM   #7
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Same problem here, but Go Online button works fine and it only happens rarely (when I do have an internet connection though).
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:49 PM   #8
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http://gaming.stackexchange.com/ques...can-i-fix-this

Have a look at starting steam with a delay ie 2 min after your desktop pops up
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