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What happens now is that whenever I use one of the services - be it AdSense or Sitemaps or even Maps - Google randomly switches the used account to my personal account. So for example I'm in sitemaps. I starts with my personal account. I log off and re-login with the branch office "A" account. I start doing my work in Sitemaps, and all of a sudden - without ANY message/warning - I find myself in the Sitemaps for my personal account again. Then I have to log out again, re-login, continue my work, and sooner or later it dumps to my personal account again.
This is not only annoying and time-consuming. As a matter of fact it is prone to error too. Actually I once deleted a GMail account by error due to this random faulty behaviour.
When I only worked with two accounts, I used to manage one account in Firefox and the other one in Internet Explorer. But this can't be the solution.
So, anybody who can confirm this flawed behaviour? Anybody knowing a workaround? Any help will be appreciated.
I am using Firefox, and its Password manager, which by the way is also password protected. If you are not familiar with Firefox's password manager, it asks you each time you login to a new place with new login info if you want to have the password remembered. If you choose yes, it will remember it, if you choose no, it will not ask you again, and there is a third option: 'never forget', which means that on that particular page that will be the only one login and password pre-filled for you.
Now, if you choose yes, and you have more than one login info and password for a page, let's say for your adwords account, you just have to type in the first character and it will display all the saved login names, once you choose the desired one, it will plug in the password for you automatically.
I agree, this shouldn't be the ultimate solution, but it is not bad to survive until Google makes something happen.
I think they should start with being able to share the Google Webmaster Tools for individual account, similarly to Google Analytics.
THIS CAN'T BE! Is it really possible there is NO solution for this other than using multiple browsers?
Help on how to use this plug-in can also be found here:
[edited by: tedster at 3:50 am (utc) on June 20, 2007]
Part of the problem appears to be that they use a different system to you and me & so have trouble replicating issues like these at their end - meaning things aren't obvious until we start kicking and screaming
My main account's shortcut is the default shortcut:
"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"
My additional account shortcuts are:
"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -P Profile1
"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -P Profile2
"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -P Profile3
A potential downside is that you can't be in two different accounts at once (eg. main account and profile1). To me, this is good because it helps me keep focused and avoid multitasking :)
yeah this is so annoying, i wish google would ask you to login again for each thing rather then assume the account logged in to gmail was the account i want to use with adwords or whatever.
Im trying to setup google checkout at the moment and I had to create another google account because I keep getting the error "buying from yourself is not allowed", but its annoying because when i checkout i can't be logged into gmail at the same time or it assumes thats the account i want to use, if i click logout it logs me out of my gmail account too. sooooo annoying!
seems the only solution is to use different browsers, but that seems a bit extreme