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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Two Monitors? Try Two Computers

This whole business with Google Accounts is certainly enough to make you crazy.

Well before there was a GMail, I developed a strong affinity for logging into the Google AdWords platform for a client or two.

Then there came GMail, and other G-stuff, like the chat. I developed a serious Gmail habit.

And then we consolidated our current client accounts, some of 'em anyway, into a My Client Center interface.

My login for Gmail #1 isn't the same as it is for Gmail #2, or the third account I needed to use to keep My Client Center separate from My Other Stuff and My Clients' personal info. Oh, almost forgot, Gmail #1 is used as my login to administer a Google Group, and some other semi-work-semi-timewasting activity. I'm back and forth among these three accounts all day.

So what if I want to pull up that spreadsheet out of email #1, while replying to client using email account #2, and continuing to peer into the AdWords account that is operating under the auspices of account #3? Try it! It really confuses Google. Doing it in different browsers... might work. But possibly the easiest way might be, just having two computers going. Maybe three.

At this stage I turn the floor over to you for the requisite "why don't you...'s" and workarounds that I have no doubt overlooked. Just a sec. Phone's ringing. Michael Dell's on the line. Back in awhile.

Related: Danny Sullivan's Dec. 2005 post, "Havoc with Google Accounts"

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