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Signing out of gmail. It seems tied to the OS.

Old 22nd Sep 2020, 16:37
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Signing out of gmail. It seems tied to the OS.

It's been years since I wanted to, but for various reasons, having changed the password, I can't seem to simply sign of my mail and test the new password.

It seems in some way tied in with the OS and in particular, the signing into W10 on another computer of mine which is at another address.

It all started when my friend found she couldn't get into the PC without verifying the gmail. She has no need to access my mail. Changing the password seemed to overcome the problem. I am utterly bewildered and indeed unsettled by this oddity. It's clear I'm very vulnerable to being left out in the cold. It happened with Skype when my paid subscription was cancelled without any option to explain. It seems it objects to quick redialling - one of its major benefits if you ever want to get through to a doctor.
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Old 23rd Sep 2020, 16:17
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Very strange.
I use gmail on Firefox, on a W10 desktop pc, and have never had this sort of issue.
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Old 23rd Sep 2020, 17:45
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Hi loose rivets,

could you elaborate more? The issues you have show on a Windows 10 computer I understand.

When you try to "sign off from email to test the new password": You try to sign off from gmail? Do you try that inside any Internet Browser (which one), in a gmail app for Win10, In Office Outlook, in Win10 email app, ...?

Is your Windows 10 username set (linked) to your gmail-account name (that is, the email address of your gemail account)?

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Old 23rd Sep 2020, 23:19
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Firefox. I just run the gmail from a Bookmark. Have done for years. I don't like it for a bunch of reasons but I was told how lucky I was getting my own name without putting a number after it. Also, folk seem to copy down @gmail.com with practised efficiency - unlike my Yahoo, @sbcglobal.net I'm just lazy, I've been meaning to get onto an email that A/ is going to last and B/doesn't annoy me every time I use it. But I seem to slide onto the science forum, Quora every night after PPRuNe, and not do anything that I should be doing. Every night is often 22.00 until daybreak. One is behaving strangely in one's dotage.

So, is my W10 username set linked? Good question. The answer is I don't know, but it sounds logical. The kind of thing that MS does especially to confuse stupid old people.

The lady - who Mercedes I fixed when nobody else seemed to be able to - had become a friend. She'd entered into a phase of things going wrong. Seriously so. I should know better, but I set up this unused Lenovo in her house specifically for her photographic program which was too demanding for her iPad. She signed in on my Windows password.

She called me in a distressed state saying that she couldn't sign in because it wanted verification of the (probably associated) email. To my dismay, while we were talking, I suddenly saw something like, "Updating or changing password . . . " (active dots), all happening in goodness knows what screen I was on. But there it was. I hadn't got the heart to protest and suggested a small change which she typed in.

I have never signed into Windows since I updated legally from W7. I don't know why she has to. Anyway, I assumed my gmail had a separate password. Indeed, on my KeePass database, I see I had a different Windows password in Aug 2018, and they had my Yahoo account. I have no recollection of making such a dramatic change, but frankly I don't know what I'm doing half the time.

I've just had another look at gmail and not only have I not been able to sign out of it, I've opened 'Meet' which is taking up half the side menu. I can not get rid of it.

Covid not only stops me sitting with my friend at her house but also seemingly stops all kinds of support which has become ethereal at best.

Well, you did say, could you elaborate more.
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Old 24th Sep 2020, 13:18
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Originally Posted by Loose rivets View Post
Firefox. I just run the gmail from a Bookmark. Have done for years. I don't like it for a bunch of reasons but I was told how lucky I was getting my own name without putting a number after it. Also, folk seem to copy down @gmail.com with practised efficiency - unlike my Yahoo, @sbcglobal.net I'm just lazy, I've been meaning to get onto an email that A/ is going to last and B/doesn't annoy me every time I use it. But I seem to slide onto the science forum, Quora every night after PPRuNe, and not do anything that I should be doing. Every night is often 22.00 until daybreak. One is behaving strangely in one's dotage.

So, is my W10 username set linked? Good question. The answer is I don't know, but it sounds logical. The kind of thing that MS does especially to confuse stupid old people.

The lady - who Mercedes I fixed when nobody else seemed to be able to - had become a friend. She'd entered into a phase of things going wrong. Seriously so. I should know better, but I set up this unused Lenovo in her house specifically for her photographic program which was too demanding for her iPad. She signed in on my Windows password.

She called me in a distressed state saying that she couldn't sign in because it wanted verification of the (probably associated) email. To my dismay, while we were talking, I suddenly saw something like, "Updating or changing password . . . " (active dots), all happening in goodness knows what screen I was on. But there it was. I hadn't got the heart to protest and suggested a small change which she typed in.

I have never signed into Windows since I updated legally from W7. I don't know why she has to. Anyway, I assumed my gmail had a separate password. Indeed, on my KeePass database, I see I had a different Windows password in Aug 2018, and they had my Yahoo account. I have no recollection of making such a dramatic change, but frankly I don't know what I'm doing half the time.

I've just had another look at gmail and not only have I not been able to sign out of it, I've opened 'Meet' which is taking up half the side menu. I can not get rid of it.

Covid not only stops me sitting with my friend at her house but also seemingly stops all kinds of support which has become ethereal at best.

Well, you did say, could you elaborate more.
Windows always requires a user to be signed in. However it's possible to create a user account with no password, which means you just click your name to sign in, and it's also possible to configure windows to sign a particular use in automatically, in which case you do nothing.

When you create a windows user account Microsoft herd you towards the option of creating an external Microsoft account to use on your computer rather than a private local account. A Microsoft account needs an email address as a username, which is how you can end up with your gmail address as your windows login.

As far as signing out of gmail goes, I've found that to be relatively easy under windows (unlike under Android where I find it almost impossible). When you go to any Google site, such as GMail or Google Meet, there should be a grey box in the top right hand corner of the screen with your initials in it. Click on that and you'll see the sign out option.

Of course your experience might differ.

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I am not "signed in" to Microsoft.

I always go in to my desktop as a Guest, never as an administrator. - Thanks to advice from Mixture.

So I don't sign in to MS, don't sign in to Firefox, and do not currently have any issues with gmail.

I have set Firefox to delete everything when I sign out. Even PPRuNe i.d. and flyertalk i.d. - which means if I want to comment, I have to sign in again, but only to specific websites.
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Old 24th Sep 2020, 23:15
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It's coming out of the haze a little. Thanks. The trouble is, I need a secretary, not to mention a cook and handmaiden. My wife lives a few hundred yards away and thanks the Universe every day for her monastic vegan existence.

When you go to any Google site, such as GMail or Google Meet, there should be a grey box in the top right hand corner of the screen with your initials in it. Click on that and you'll see the sign out option.
Well I'm blessed. There's an olive green circle with an R in it. I thought it looked nice, but after driving a modern car I was reluctant to press it in case I went into reverse. Sure enough, it's got the option to sign out listed. Now I'm scared to do so as I'm not entirely convinced it will be tied to my Windows, into which I have never signed.

I used to think nothing of a system failure. I usually had enough kit lying around to build something in minutes, not any more. I know I've got a 'new' SSD somewhere, but realise I've not seen it since my last move. I'm at my 3rd house in this road. 18 months and I've never really unpacked.

Today has been spent rebuilding a watch, the parts of which had been scattered to the four winds. To my astonishment, it goes. The rolling grey waves on my stretch of beach were soothing to the nerves but the sand was too soft to run on. Just as well. Hardly another soul about to pick me up. What a change to a few days ago.

Signing out. Are you a man or a mouse? I demanded of myself. The hello screen had my gmail address, and I pressed next, or some such. It showed a cartoon of a phone and 3. My phone tweeted and in a moment there were all my emails - a mixture of Quora responses to questions about spacetime, and funeral service provider quotes.

I have got a laptop. It had a legal upgrade W10 on it, but I could find no drivers for the Vaio buttons. I phoned Sony, only to be told the Vaio logo had been sold to a group of investors, and of course their software people didn't want to invest time in my 'old' i7. I went back to W7 in time to get hours of updates and it works - for now. I have to say I really miss W10 when I'm not on it, but those buttons are really handy and the keyboard is superb.

I sense an incredible vulnerability. When Skype threw me out for rapid re-dialling, hundreds of telephone numbers vanished. They came back when I'd negotiate a new deal. I'm not able to sit with my friend and try to get her own W10 so will have to try to outlive Covid so that I can visit again.
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