Remove the requirement to auto-connect

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Remove the requirement to auto-connect

When I start Winscp it always pops up the session/site manager. Often the very last thing I want to do is to make a connection, I simply click close and the session/site manager closes and takes winscp with it. This is annoying and wrong.

I might simply wish to open WinSCP to change some settings, to check the program version or something similar. I should not need to open a connection to a site in order to do that.

If for example, my system has been infected by a trojan I would specifically NOT want Winscp to make any sort of connection but I might want to look at WinSCPs configuration settings.

If my sites won't connect for some reason, router or host down I don't want to have to attempt to connect to an unavailable site (and fail) just to start WinSCP.

By default this behaviour should be disabled. WinSCP should merely start and sit there awaiting a connection attempt.

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Re: Remove the requirement to auto-connect

Thanks for your post.

This request is being tracked already:
https://winscp.net/tracker/857

Anyway, you can change preferences, check connection settings, check program version, etc. directly from the initial Login dialog.
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A long-term FileZilla user would find this helpful!

I've just been trying out WinSCP today, having had issues with the current version of FileZilla Client. The biggest difficulty I've found in adapting to WinSCP is the requirement to connect before the file selection window opens; and likewise the program completely exiting when the last connection is closed. Can the possibility of opening the file window without connecting, and likewise disconnecting without exiting the program, be considered?

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It's our plan for the next major release.

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It's our plan for the next major release.
Thanks prikryl, good to know.

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martin wrote:

It's our plan for the next major release.
Thanks prikryl, good to know.
Hello,
I have the same issue coming from other ftp clients, and I find this very annoying. Has this automatic login been corrected some way, or we should turn to another client to avoid it?

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I have the same issue coming from other ftp clients, and I find this very annoying. Has this automatic login been corrected some way, or we should turn to another client to avoid it?
It's been implemented already as you can see by following the tracker link in my previous post.
Though, can you explain, what you find "annoying" about this?

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It's been implemented already as you can see by following the tracker link in my previous post.
Though, can you explain, what you find "annoying" about this?

Certainly. As another user has commented before, somebody might simply wish to open WinSCP to fix or change some settings, to check the program version or something similar. It should not be obliged to open a connection in order to do that.

The implementation I 've already noticed is the choice to check "keep main window open...", but this does not stop the automatic login attempt. If there is another solution that it was not clear to me please point it out.

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Certainly. As another user has commented before, somebody might simply wish to open WinSCP to fix or change some settings, to check the program version or something similar. It should not be obliged to open a connection in order to do that.
All these functions are already available on the Login dialog.

The implementation I 've already noticed is the choice to check "keep main window open...", but this does not stop the automatic login attempt. If there is another solution that it was not clear to me please point it out.
WinSCP does not (by default) automatically login anywhere. What do you mean by that?

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All these functions are already available on the Login dialog.
The request is to have the option to get the main screen (interface) of the program on start, (to make any adjustments), and not have to use a login dialog to make other arrangements.
WinSCP does not (by default) automatically login anywhere. What do you mean by that?
I mean the login dialog that pops up when you run WinSCP.

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The request is to have the option to get the main screen (interface) of the program on start, (to make any adjustments), and not have to use a login dialog to make other arrangements.
I understand what your request is. I do not understand, what it is useful for.

I mean the login dialog that pops up when you run WinSCP.
You cannot turn that off. But you can make WinSCP not to close, when the Login dialog is closed.

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Has this issue been resolved?
Another reason why this behaviour is a bit annoying. I open winscp and before I can move it to another computer monitor. I have to make a connection to get the login box to close. Then I can move winscp to another monitor.

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Has this issue been resolved?
Another reason why this behaviour is a bit annoying. I open winscp and before I can move it to another computer monitor. I have to make a connection to get the login box to close. Then I can move winscp to another monitor.
You do not have to open a connection to move WinSCP to another monitor.
When you drag the initial Login dialog, the main window is moved along with it.

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Don't open the Login dialog by default

This makes no sense at all.

Just open the application so we can use the app dialogues.

If I want to make a connection I can start one from the menu.

This isn't rocket science.

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You cannot turn that off. But you can make WinSCP not to close, when the Login dialog is closed.

How?

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