Joseph Bui has improved and expanded the Stay Open plugin that Gary Mort first created in 2009.
The Stay Open Plugin originally kept the session open on the front end until the browser closed. This allowed front end editors to stay logged in until they closed the browser, rather than be logged out if they reached maximum session time. Well, now Joseph Bui has rewritten the Stay Open Plugin to include the back end as well.
Now I can roam around and make as many cups of coffee as I want and I never get logged off. Can I say that again a little louder???
And, he wrote it to be 1.5, 1.6, and 1.7 compatible. I love my Gotham Websites colleagues!