tbear - 1:43 pm on Oct 9, 2012 (gmt 0)
I don't have an avatar, I use standard html display (can't be doing with any fancy stuff in my email).
Just searched again and can find no trace of the sign out.
This happened about a year ago, then it re-appeared in the top right of window. Now it is gone again.
I do not want to be signed in to G all the time!
Might just have to dump Gmail.
I was never happy that signing in to one service, signed me in to all. I'd like the power to choose where I am signed in.