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is it IE or GMail that is forcing me to use Chrome?

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    SteveRichter

    I use two gmail accounts during the day. And I want them both open in separate windows.

    I login to the first in IE (on windows 8 ). Then for the 2nd I start up Chrome and login to the 2nd account. IE caches the login for the first account. And Chrome caches it for the 2nd. When I login to the 2nd account in IE I get a popup message in the 1st account saying I have been logged out.

    Is the reason because IE can only cache one password at a time?  Is it possible to start a 2nd instance of IE with a 2nd password cache store?

    The 2nd reason I have to use Chrome in Windows 8 is because videos play more reliably in Chrome than IE. This site http://www.mediaite.com/ is especially problematic in windows 8.  In 8.1 it works.  But even on 8.1 I find that whenever a video does not play I switch to Chrome and it does play. 

    And last week I found that I could not config my router from IE on windows 8.1. The tech told me to switch to Chrome and it worked.

     

     

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    fanbaby

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    SteveRichter

    @fanbaby: looks like they are just having some fun.

     

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    Hometoy

    Why not just have multiple Users set in chrome.  It makes it easy to have multiple windows open, one for each account, at the same time and I haven't had a problem with it conflicting or crashing yet.

    Go to Settings >> Users >> Add new user

    Then you'll get an icon in the corner and click on that will allow you to select which account to have a window open for.

    Or you can have your account set up for multiple accounts and easily switch between them.  I like the multiple users option because it keeps things slightly cleaner but multiple accounts work well too.

    Manage multiple users on Chrome

    Sign in to multiple accounts at once

     

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    SteveRichter

    , Hometoy wrote

    Go to Settings >> Users >> Add new user

    thanks

     

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    Ian2

    In any version of ie you can open a new private session and log in afresh (without losing anything in your main session).

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    blowdart

    Gmail supports multiple account logins (click the arrow in the top RHS beside the account name, choose Add New). You can then rip the tab out of your favourite browser to make a second window. This works in IE, and Firefox at least. I have no idea about Chrome.

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    DCMonkey

    -nomerge or -noframemerging depending on the version of IE. Or File->New Session

     

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    magicalclick

    Hmmm don't you have app like WL Mail or Metro App? Aside from other said, I think it is best to use App to manage multiple accounts anyway. No uncertain account access to other services.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    Craig_​Matthews

    , Hometoy wrote

    Why not just have multiple Users set in chrome.  It makes it easy to have multiple windows open, one for each account, at the same time and I haven't had a problem with it conflicting or crashing yet.

    Go to Settings >> Users >> Add new user

    Then you'll get an icon in the corner and click on that will allow you to select which account to have a window open for.

    Or you can have your account set up for multiple accounts and easily switch between them.  I like the multiple users option because it keeps things slightly cleaner but multiple accounts work well too.

    Manage multiple users on Chrome

    Sign in to multiple accounts at once

     

    I didn't know you could do this, that's cool. Thanks.

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    MarkDeFalco

    , SteveRichter wrote

    Is the reason because IE can only cache one password at a time?  Is it possible to start a 2nd instance of IE with a 2nd password cache store?

    This is because websites generally use cookie-based authentication to store who the user is.  Several instances of the same browser will share cookies unless they are somehow sandboxed. There are several ways of getting separate app contexts: via multiple profiles as some have mentioned, via InPrivate browsing, which essentially sets up a new sandbox away from your main profile, or use multiple browsers as they don't share cookies either.

    InPrivate or Incognito browsing mode is super useful as a developer since you can look at a site in authenticated/anonymous or from two different accounts as you develop.

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