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    Any way to sign out of Gmail with one click?

    (Didn't know which board to post to....)

    I've done quite a bit of searching for a way to use only one click to get out of Gmail and if doesn't seem possible. Is there any tweak, workaround to accomplish this?

    Thank you.

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    acerfmayer,

    To the best of my knowledge there is not. Like any web site trying to make a buck they don't want you to leave so they don't make it easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acerfmayer View Post
    I've done quite a bit of searching for a way to use only one click to get out of Gmail and if doesn't seem possible. Is there any tweak, workaround to accomplish this?

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    If your using your own pc, their is no real need to sign-out.
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    But what about security?

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    You only need to worry about security if others use your pc OR accessing your account using other people's pc's.
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    Security is an important and I believe vital necessity for anyone. Staying signed on can indeed open a path for nefarious activity whether you are using your PC or not, IMO. I always sign off everything when I am done. I do not want to give anyone any chance no matter how small to gain a foothold in my PC.

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    Thank you both. I, too, completely sign off.

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    If you are talking just gMail, it only takes 2 clicks now.
    1. Click your account name in the upper right part of the screen.
    2. Click the 'Sign Out' button in the drop-down.

    We are creatures of habit, do it often enough and it will become a habit where by you will not forget too easily, anyway not unless you are over 60.
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    Hi, Russ -

    Afterr step 2, one is taken to the sign-in screen. That's the screen I'm trying NOT to see.

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    That happens **after** you log out as I see it, not part of the "Log out" process. I would think it would take a browser function to change this to some page of your choosing rather than backing you to the one you logged in from.
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    If you have opened gmail in a tab after signing out you only have to close the tab or navigate to another site.
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    I'm aware of that, CuriousClive. That's the step I want to avoid. Don't know which browser setting, as Russ suggests, to use.

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    Google redirects you to the login page again, as part of the logout process. It seems logical to me, and actually is a confirmation of success of the logout process. I am sorry, but unless I am missing something, what step is there to skip? You have an open tab, whatever you do will keep that tab open, until you close the tab. Also, how is a redirect that is done without you doing anything, an extra step?

    Gmail or the other google services are browser based services. Browser tabs just stay open until you close them. For the absolute majority of situations, that's how the web works. Gmail or other google services are similar, in that respect, to the enormous majority of the websites I know. It's just how the web works.

    Again, I may be missing something here, but if I login to my gmail account and uncheck the stay signed in check box, all I have to do to log out is to close all browser windows. No other steps involved.

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    One-click Gmail Logout

    I can help with the one-click logout from Gmail, but this still will bring you back to the Gmail Login screen as that is where you normally go when you logout. The following procedure creates a Logout bookmark in the Firefox Bookmarks Toolbar.

    1. Create a new bookmark for Gmail (or any other page; doesn't matter since this is only a temporary placeholder) in your Bookmarks Toolbar
    2. Open your Gmail box if it isn't already open
    3. Click the drop down arrow next to your email address in the upper right corner of the Gmail page
    4. Right-click the Sign out box and select Copy Link Location (don't worry if the drop down box disappears)
    5. Right-click the bookmark icon that was created in step 1 and select Properties
    6. Paste the link that was copied in step 4 into the Location box (replacing whatever URL was in there) and change the Name to "Gmail Logout" (or whatever you want to call it); click Save

    Now, anytime you want to log out of Gmail, just click this bookmark.

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