Why does Chrome keep signing me out every time I quit?

Martyn Jones October 8, 2012
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I have to sign in to Chrome every time I open it. I had a problem with that New Tab For Chrome extension and removed everything from my computer but it still keeps coming back when I start Chrome. I remove it and it’ll be back next time. I searched my registry for anything with New Tab For Chrome and found a few keys and deleted them. So i figured it’s in the Chrome startup scripts, nope – searched them too and nothing. I deleted the extension from the extension folder and BANG it’s back next time (well, not really bang more of a surreptitious sneak into the extensions). I’ve reinstalled it twice with no luck too.
I’m at a loss now and it’s starting to annoy me – with my email and password I have to type in 40 characters to log in every time.

  1. K
    January 2, 2013 at 12:27 am

    I'm having the same sorts of problems. I'd had Chrome for awhile with no trouble at all, but recently I was having trouble with it starting to lag TERRIBLY - to the point where I'd have to turn off my computer for awhile and then restart it (and this is a new computer). So I - at the advice of others - uninstalled Chrome and reinstalled it, and that's when the problems started. Whenever I close my browser, it signs me out of Chrome. It keeps me logged into Gmail, Facebook, whatever else, but it logs me out of Chrome itself - and because I'm using a Toshiba, it opens up a Toshiba start-up screen every time I open a new browser despite resetting my settings numerous times. I didn't have it set to delete cookies (though I just cleared them out a few minutes ago in case that helped in some way). I've changed the settings time and time again, but it just gets reset every time I close my browser.

    Plus it's still lagging. Chrome's becoming more trouble than what it's worth.

    I don't know what to do and I've been searching for days for an answer that no one seems to have. I uninstalled and reinstalled it again in case it was a fluke, but that didn't help.

    • AR
      January 23, 2013 at 3:27 pm

      I had the same problem as many of you... Just managed to resolve it:

      1. Run chrome as an administrator
      2. Sign in (enter application specific password etc)
      3. Sync everything
      4. Go to settings
      5. Check that it is your default browser
      6. Set the page to open when starting up chrome to http://www.google.com

      Im sure some of this is irrelevant, but i just wrote down everything I did to get mine to work.

      Good luck!


  2. Valentint
    December 28, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Same problem. Mac.

  3. Pratik
    November 18, 2012 at 6:36 am

    I am having the same problem. Every time I start my PC and open chrome it opens a page 'beautiful web ' something alike instead of pages from my settings. It looses all its settings , bookmarks, an all. It looks like I have done a fresh installation. And what it does not end here It installs an extension automatically, which I had never Installed before. Waiting for your response. plz let me know if thereexists a solution...

    • miglenda
      November 27, 2012 at 10:46 pm

      I have changed over to Chrome and are having the same problems as everyone else. I have to sigh in every time and it only opens to a tab....Have run the gauntlet of doing everything on every post and there are dozzzens of them saying the same thing...Need a genuine way to make it happen otherwise I might have well stayed with firefox

    • dragonmouth
      February 1, 2013 at 10:52 pm

      Sounds like your Chrome browser was hijacked. You need to run anti-malware scans and get rid of the hijacker. I'm sure others can suggest the proper software to use. I have not used Windows in a long while so I do not know what is the best software.

  4. Anonymous
    October 11, 2012 at 4:41 am

    After installing a fresh Chrome do not sync with the data stored with your gmail account.

    • Martyn Jones
      October 11, 2012 at 9:40 pm

      What good is that? The reason I want it synced is that it has all my bookmarks and passwords saved!
      Even if I don't sync that New Tab For Chrome still pops up

  5. Irshaad Abdool
    October 10, 2012 at 5:25 am

    hve u tried the 'keep me signed in' option?
    or u can use the browser's password manager to store the password and input them automatically each time you open the page

    • Martyn Jones
      October 10, 2012 at 6:46 pm

      I can't find a 'keep me signed in' option - can you do a screen grab for me and post a link so I know where to find it. There's nothing in the security settings and nothing on the log in pop-up.

      • Irshaad Abdool
        October 10, 2012 at 6:53 pm

        wep u r right, i just checked it

      • Irshaad Abdool
        October 10, 2012 at 6:54 pm

        could u try uninstalling n reinstalling chrome?

        • Martyn Jones
          October 10, 2012 at 6:55 pm

          Three times so far - With beta and with latest version. I can sign in at work and it stays signed in but not at home.

        • Irshaad Abdool
          October 11, 2012 at 6:40 am

          ah ok, then the problem is with your pc for sure.
          maybe you are using windows 64-bits version thats not fully cmpatible with chrome, am not sure abt that, need to check.
          btw, is chrome your default browser?

        • Martyn Jones
          October 11, 2012 at 9:41 pm

          Chrome is my default browser and the only one I use unless the website won't work in it then I use IE 64 bit but thats only once a month.
          I've never had this problem before in all my years of using Chrome and I've had a 64 bit computer for as long.

      • Irshaad Abdool
        October 10, 2012 at 6:59 pm

        also, try to add another user from the settings tab. then login as the other user

        • Martyn Jones
          October 10, 2012 at 9:24 pm

          I have in the past but couldn't remember what happened. I added a new user - signed in - it synced everything but when I close Chrome and open it again "You are currently the only Google Chrome user." and I have to log in again.

  6. Martyn Jones
    October 9, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Shortcut is fine - I've got the latest version - uninstalled it three times - tried the beta - there's no option to sign in automatically - where is it?

  7. Alex Perkins
    October 9, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Try uninstalling and then reinstalling it.

    • Martyn Jones
      October 10, 2012 at 9:54 pm

      Been there done that - three times so far and still the same

  8. Harish Jonnalagadda
    October 9, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Yes. You can set the login to automatic. If that does not work, doing a fresh install would be the best suggestion.

    • Martyn Jones
      October 9, 2012 at 11:10 pm

      I can't find an option to set it to automatic

      • Harish Jonnalagadda
        October 10, 2012 at 5:42 am

        In that case, I would recommend doing a re-install.

        • Martyn Jones
          October 10, 2012 at 9:53 pm

          Done that three times already

  9. Charming Chowdary
    October 9, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    i think you should change the settings in start up page , may be you have opted for "open a specific page o set of pages" just go for settings and look for this setting .if it opted you will find the pages that are annoying you .click on it and delete the pages. if this option is fine with "open a new tab" then the browser setting is okay , may then you should uninstall the browser DOWNLOAD a new version and then install it


    • Martyn Jones
      October 9, 2012 at 11:09 pm

      It's set to just google.

  10. Raj Sarkar
    October 9, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    I think you should do a fresh install of your browser.

    • Martyn Jones
      October 9, 2012 at 11:09 pm

      Three times so far

  11. Eserpess der
    October 9, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Go into settings once your logged in and change the log in to automatic.

    • Martyn Jones
      October 9, 2012 at 11:08 pm

      No option in the security settings

  12. ahmed Fouad khalil
    October 9, 2012 at 6:38 am

    it is option in the security settings you can change

  13. Mac Witty
    October 9, 2012 at 12:21 am

    I think you also should take a look in Properties. Right click the Chrome Icon, select Properties and there Shortcut. Look for Target and something like C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe –new-tab-page)

    • Martyn Jones
      October 9, 2012 at 11:08 pm

      It has no extension on the target - just ends in chrome.exe

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