Frequently now, when I start Steam it auto logs in and take me to my Library. If I look to the bottom right corner, under
VIEW FRIENDS LIST it says
0 Online. If I actually click this the Friends window pops up but asks me to 'sign in'.
Doing so will have all my friends appear instantly so; it's as if Steam thought I said 'start in offline mode' or something. However this randomly happens during gameplay as well (I.e. I'll be signed in on entering a game, later I look to invite someone to a game to find I've been signed out).
No notifications, nada. I can't find any settings pertaining to this and was just wondering if you could suggest anything (E.g. delete specific config and magic happens).
My google fu fails me; all the results are invariably
Disable from running at startup and
Run steam in offline mode
Just to try it I actually went and clicked
Go Offline..., and when Steam restarted; the friends count was zero BUT when I clicked it the friends window didn't have a button to 'sign on', it just had a message that 'you cannot see friends in offline mode'. So I guess my condition is separate from that.