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Windows 7: Curious issue with Chrome when signing into Gmail in a separate tab

13 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 (XP, by Virtualization)
Curious issue with Chrome when signing into Gmail in a separate tab

Hi Everyone,

I am experiencing a curious issue when signing into Gmail in a new tab from within Chrome. The sign in goes as expected, however when I sign out of Gmail I am still signed into general Google Services in the 1st tab.

1). Right Click on Gmail menu item...

2). Sign into Gmail

3). Within Gmail I see that I am signed in (as expected)

4). After checking my email I sign out...

5). Returning to the original tab (and pressing F5) reveals that I am still logged into Google

What I would like to see is that I am no longer signed in at all...

Basically whilst Chrome appears to be able to sign me in "across the board" (e.g.: in all open tabs), it doesn't seem to be signing me out "across the board", instead it only "signs me out" of the current tab.

Not surprisingly this is not an issue with either Firefox or Internet Explorer, so I figure that there is something programmatic happening behind "the curtains" of Chrome.

If anybody knows of a way to sign out of Google across all open tabs in Chrome please let me know

Kind Regards,


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13 Jun 2013   #2

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1

You would have to open gmail in a new window not a new tab/ new session.
Google's setting are some what limited/ pretty much why I don't use chrome anymore.
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13 Jun 2013   #3

Windows Server 2008 R2

Tabs aren't all separate processes - Chrome works a lot like IE in this case. If all of the tabs are in the same site/domain and the same type (i.e., they are all to a * domain and they're all pages on the public internet), then you don't necessarily get a new process per tab, you actually have one browser process for all of those similar tabs. If you provide one tab in this set of tabs in the same processes a cookie with login information, they can (and will) all share it. Logging out of something like a webmail provider, including gmail, doesn't get rid of that logon cookie until you log out of everywhere else it's being used, or you close all the tabs that are using it.
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14 Jun 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate

If you want to be sure you are signed out of all Google services when you are done the best way I found is to close all tabs except the last one you are signed into, and then sign out, and close the browser. I have yet to reopen a Google tab after that, and still be signed in.
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