only show online status when logged in, not by ip address... In other words... if I'm NOT logged in, and I'm on my home computer... it will still show me as being online, even though I'm not logged in.
Essentially I don't want to have a user show green online status if they've been away from the computer for a certain period of time... So I came across to post that said this could be done in the administrator panel with "online status timeout" I tested this as a user and I let the elapsed time pasted I was still able to post, ect. It never Auto logged me out after the 5 mins past.
This option controls how long you appear online for after your last page view. It's independent from your session timing out (potentially logging you out). There is no direct control over that time limit.
The user will get logged out after the current browsing session (when the browser is closed) or if the XF session expiry date is exceeded (which is set at one hour, but continued use of the forum will extend the expiry date).