Multiple account holders using same browser(Chrome)

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DCSmith930
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Multiple account holders using same browser(Chrome)

Postby DCSmith930 » Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:11 am

I have elderly Parents using the same Chrome browser. Neither can remember passwords, so I have tried to set them up with Chrome remembering the password. The problem I have run into is that I can not see how to set up two usernames for the same login screen, with different passwords.

Any help from the users here would be appreciated.


Thanks.

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Re: Multiple account holders using same browser(Chrome)

Postby aebrown » Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:45 pm

DCSmith930 wrote:I have elderly Parents using the same Chrome browser. Neither can remember passwords, so I have tried to set them up with Chrome remembering the password. The problem I have run into is that I can not see how to set up two usernames for the same login screen, with different passwords.

Two ideas:
  • It is indeed possible to set up two usernames for the same login screen on Chrome. Assuming you have Chrome configured to remember username/passwords, when you first sign in sign in to a page, Chrome will prompt you to remember that username/password combination. Then when you sign in to that page with a new username, Chrome will prompt you to remember the new username/password combination. When you subsequently come to that page, Chrome will default to the last username/password you used to sign in, but if you click in the username field, you'll see a list of usernames that you can choose from. When you pick one, the corresponding password will be used to fill in the password field, so you're all ready to sign in.
  • Another option that takes more work to set up, but has additional benefits, is to set up an additional user. This is done in Chrome's Settings, in the People section. You click the Add Person button and set up and entirely different user (each user needs their own Google account to sign in to Chrome with). That user has their own remembered usernames/passwords, their own bookmarks, their own initial tabs settings, history, cookies, themes, etc. On Windows, you can even pin separate shortcuts to the taskbar for each user. It opens in its own window. If you choose this option, I'd recommend that you use different themes for the different people so that they can see at a glance which user it is, and not get confused and use the wrong browser.

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Re: Multiple account holders using same browser(Chrome)

Postby sbradshaw » Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:43 pm

A third option would be to have them use two different browsers (for example, one of them could use Chrome, and the other could use Firefox). Depending on their comfort level with technology, it may be easier for them to use two different browsers with two different icons.
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Re: Multiple account holders using same browser(Chrome)

Postby russellhltn » Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:20 pm

You can add two different icons on the desktop with Chrome. Each icon launches it's own profile. (You won't see this feature if you only have one profile.)
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.


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