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Exit message in Gmail
« on: November 01, 2020, 10:13:29 AM »
Has anyone had any luck finding a way to eliminate the exit message in Gmail? I have attached a copy of the message to this inquiry.


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Re: Exit message in Gmail
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2020, 10:44:44 AM »
I've never seen that with either of my two gmail accounts.

Can you run a scan with the free ESET Online Scanner and use another machine/device if possible to change your gmail password.

https://www.eset.com/uk/home/online-scanner/

Let me know if ESET finds anything.
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Re: Exit message in Gmail
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2020, 01:26:14 PM »
Hi, Tom. Thanks for the quick response.


I have been running Malwarebytes along with Windows Security (WS is tuned to exclude MWB and vice versa) and they have never kicked anything out at me.


This has been going on for a long time and I finally decided to look for a switch or a setting to turn it off, but there does not appear to be any.


A friend told me that he thought it might be that there is something still going in the background and that is why it is warning me, but when I click "leave", nothing seems to be wrong and it exits. Every now and then when I open Gmail and check for new mail, if there is none and I close it again, I do not get the warning.


I am puzzled, but I can live with it if I have to.


I ran the scan as you suggested, but it did not find anything out of line.


I will keep pecking away at it and if i do come up with something positive, I'll let you know.


Ed








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Re: Exit message in Gmail
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2020, 03:26:45 PM »
My first thought was that your gmail had been hacked and that as you weren't making any changes then someone/something else was, but as you don't get it every time, I Googled it and found others were experiencing it as well and without a solution to be found on the Gmail forum.

It's puzzling why some get it and others don't.

Which browser are you using - I'm using Internet Explorer.

To eliminate it as being anything installed on your machine, when you check your email, can you check it in Safe Mode with Networking.

All 3rd party programs are isolated in this mode, although it will be an inconvenience doing it this way until you do have an email to open to see if it still happens.
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Re: Exit message in Gmail
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2020, 09:09:07 AM »
Good feedback, thanks.


I am using Edge (latest incarnation) and I also use Google Chrome sometimes, but it occurs with both.

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Re: Exit message in Gmail
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2020, 01:54:49 PM »
Can you check to see if it happens when you use Internet Explorer.
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Re: Exit message in Gmail
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2020, 09:24:02 AM »
After the new Edge came out, I removed IE from my machines. I could probably reinstall, but I would rather  not.


I think I will just live with it. It is only slightly annoying and I am certain that I can find more important annoyances ...


Thanks, Tom.




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Re: Exit message in Gmail
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2020, 03:09:03 PM »
Another forum member found that he was unable to download the MCT to create Win 10 install media with any other browser other than Internet Explorer.

You can reinstate it by going Start -type iexplore.exe and press enter when Internet Explorer comes up.

You can then pin it to your taskbar should you ever need it.

Firefox is the only spare browser that I have installed but rarely use and while I can invoke Edge, I haven't updated it to the latest version - I just don't like it.

Some websites have defaulted to opening in Edge as they no longer support IE but so far, they are few and far between.
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Re: Exit message in Gmail
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2020, 09:12:20 AM »
Thanks.


I now have it pinned to the Taskbar and will play with it to see if Gmail exhibits the same characteristic in IE as it does in Edge.




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Re: Exit message in Gmail
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2020, 02:59:14 PM »
Let me know how you get on.
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Re: Exit message in Gmail
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2020, 08:49:26 AM »
I just received that same Gmail exit message using Chrome.  I have never seen it before.  I just clicked "Leave" and everything worked fine.  Might be a bug in the newest version of Chrome or in the Gmail app itself.  I am not concerned.  A lot of these glitches get quietly resolved.

Have a great weekend.

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Re: Exit message in Gmail
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2020, 02:06:31 PM »
I'm still waiting for a comparative reply about IE as I don't get it in that browser.
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Re: Exit message in Gmail
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2020, 02:02:48 AM »
It doesn't happen for me in Firefox either.
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Re: Exit message in Gmail
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2020, 09:19:33 AM »
Tried it in IE (NOT Edge - old or new one) and it did not seem to exhibit that same performance; that is, no message on exit telling me that all my changes might not be saved.


If it gets too annoying, I might use the old IE (Version 11) just for email. We'll see...


Thanks, Tom.




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Re: Exit message in Gmail
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2020, 02:12:56 PM »
Thanks for getting back on that.

I had a hunch it could be browser related.

As it affects both Chrome and Edge which are correlated but not other browsers, then it may resolve itself - at least for Chrome as I believe that gets regular updates.
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Re: Exit message in Gmail
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2020, 09:27:18 AM »
Well...here's something interesting:


I am continuing to use Edge as my default browser; however, I set up a shortcut to make my Gmail open in Chrome rather than in Edge (use this as the target for the email file in the shortcut: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" "https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox" in the shortcut ).


Soooo...I have been using that "special" shortcut for several days now and that exit message has stopped (keeping my fingers crossed...).


What seems to be an anomaly is that both Edge and Chrome use the same basic engine.


Well, as long as it keeps doing what I want it to do, a special shortcut (which takes only seconds to set up) is the way I will go.


Thanks for following this, Tom.


Ed

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Re: Exit message in Gmail
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2020, 03:28:42 PM »
I think I'll stick to using IE :)

I've never liked Edge and never had the inclination to use Chrome.
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Re: Exit message in Gmail
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2020, 09:26:46 AM »
I completely understand.


I am still using a few programs that I have had for over ten years (remember "Keytweaker," "Belarc Advisor," and CutePDF"??).


To each his own.


Stay healthy!


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Re: Exit message in Gmail
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2020, 02:58:09 PM »
I used to have Belarc Advisor installed but haven't heard of those other two.
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Re: Exit message in Gmail
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2020, 10:47:37 AM »
Keytweaker is a small machine language memory-resident program that is used to remap keyboard keys. I use is to remap the Caps Lock key to "Disable", but I could use it to make the Caps Lock act as a hotkey if I had a pressing need to do so. Now that MS has come up with Power Toys and one of the Toys is a key mapper, I can probably get rid of Keytweaker since it is an old, old program - I have been using it for almost 20 years.


CutePDF is an inexpensive program for manipulating PDF files (combining, editing, etc.) Again,. now that Word allows you to save as PDF or to open PDFs for editing, I could probably get rid of it, but again, I have been using it for over 10 years and I am used to it - besides, it does a lot more, since one of the functions is a form-filler, so i can fill out PDF online forms with it.


I use Belarc occasionally, just to make sure that there are no hidden "elves" that I need to handle.




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Re: Exit message in Gmail
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2020, 04:12:34 AM »
I have seen that too

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Re: Exit message in Gmail
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2020, 04:20:20 AM »
I have seen that too

Which browser were you using ?
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Re: Exit message in Gmail
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2020, 09:13:09 AM »
So far, I have pretty much settled on the new Edge. I still use Chrome for certain sites, but Edge is my current default.


If that sounds like less than an enthusiastic endorsement, it is only because i used Chrome for many years, and then found Edge to be better for what I am now doing (mostly surfing and researching for some of my blog stuff). I have no allegiance to either one as an absolute.


I have tried Firefox, but I am not fond of its rather vanilla interface.


I like to play around with new stuff from time to time, but I rely on MS Office and several other MS products as the base of my computing. Since my retirement at about age 75 from active teaching and consulting several years ago (I'm 81 now), my computing needs (and skills...) have diminished a bit.




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Re: Exit message in Gmail
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2020, 09:38:02 AM »
I have Firefox installed as a spare browser, but other than occasionally checking it for updates it has been some time since I needed to run it.
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