Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

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

13 Jun 2013   #1
Mr Davo

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,


My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2013   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2013   #3

Windows 10 Pro x64

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Skype For Business Signing In Issue....
Just installed Skype For Business standard on a VM. Im running another VM that is the DC. i went through the steps and done it about 5 times and still the client pcs are unable to sign into Skype for Business. It keeps saying Contacting Server and Signing in. the client is able to ping the server....
Microsoft Office
Chrome on my Android and laptop are synced. I cleared my Chrome browser on the Android device, lost all passwords, had to retype on the lap to get them synced on my Android. All is fine except GMail account on my laptop, each time I click on the short cut created have to type account and...
Browsers & Mail
Why the difference between Chrome and IE9 on Gmail
Hi all... Suddenly something came up and I am stumped. Please take a look at the attached pic. Notice the difference between how Gmail appears in Chrome and IE9. I can understand a slight variation for obvious reasons, but this? What I am pointing to is the "cog" that the recently revamped...
Browsers & Mail
Issue Signing On
Hey guys, I have Windows 7 installed, and I created four profiles, three for the kids, and the other for the wife. But, when my one child trys to access her account, and clicks her icon, it says "Welcome," then a couple seconds later, it shows, "logging off." Then it goes back to the screen with...
General Discussion
Curious Network Adapter Issue
I loaded some software that I didn't want to 'activate online' and to insure that there wasn't any internet connection I manually disconnected the cable from the port. I plugged it back in and I'm reconnected, until, I reboot. Once the computer has rebooted I'm no longer connected. I either...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:03.
Twitter Facebook Google+