v78.4 Adding a second google account does not work any more?

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  • Bidwell Ely

    If you want to have more people use the ChromeReady computer, you can add them to the login screen. "Add Person". I added myself to my wife's (she is listed as the owner) computer. My Google account works fine.

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  • Forrest Smith

    Yeah I am with Bidwell - i believe this is working fine.

    Perhaps you were trying to add a user while at the lock screen rather than the login screen?

    Or maybe you have disabled allowing additional users to sign in in your settings?

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  • C. Nero

    There are two different adds.  One is to add a different user, guest being an automatically added one. I did not try that, because that was not what I was trying to do.

    The one I talked about is adding a second gmail account to your first one.  The instructions I posted above is from Google for Chromebook.  You can try that, all the links in those steps exist.

    Just a guess.  This broke when the setting was refracted into two different settings, one from the browser and the other from the bottom right time display area settings.  I cannot tell if this broke on Chromebook also, since I do not have a functioning Chromebook anymore after 10 years...

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  • Forrest Smith

    I appreciate the clarification, Nero, but just so we're clear: here in-house at Neverware, we're not seeing any issue with adding additional accounts from the login screen. It just works.

    In settings for the original user you already have there, is it possible you've restricted sign in?

    See "People" section of the OS settings:

     

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  • C. Nero

    For Chromeos v76,  there is a 4th menu item for People (see below).  In earlier versions of Cloudready I had seen this and used it.

     

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  • Forrest Smith

    Ah - I would assume that functionality got subsumed into the other menus. What specific functionality from that menu is missing?

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  • C. Nero

    Emphasizing.  It was NOT adding another user account to cloudready I was talking about.  I was asking about adding a second gmail account to the gmail app.

    The new menu path:

    From gmail - top right user profile image - manage accounts on this device - add account - ...

    Here you can add a secondary email.

    This is the new working menu path in v78.4

     

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