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(Form required me to pick one, but this applies not only to Docs, but to Sheets as well)

I've been getting these pop-ups every single time I open a file on Google Docs/Sheets.

I know this is an interesting "feature" for some people, but for me it's just really annoying, since I rarely use my secondary account.

It's not only annoying that I'm forced to click the Ok button for it go away (instead of clicking somewhere else for example), but it doesn't give me the option to never show those. Also, it was way easier to switch account before, if needed, since I needed one less click and one less reload.

Or maybe there's an option to turn it off that I couldn't find?
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Done. So the official answer right now is "There's no way to turn that feature off", right?
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Hi Gabriel,

Indeed - although it has yet to roll out to my account to try it out. Count yourself as one of the lucky ones to get it first :-)

- Mike
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Ugh. Some luck, huh... XD

The only way to turn it off afaik is logging out of my secondary account.
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Yes, it's really annoying that I have to click OK every time I open a doc.
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Urg... I thought it was bugged.

So that's intended? Annoying as f!
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@Gabriel - Have you tried using the "People" menu in Chrome?  This will allow you to switch between accounts and it might eliminate the pop-up from occurring.
 
Adam
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I'm getting it too. I don't want to switch between accounts. And it keeps asking me. That's the problem.
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It's super annoying, I find also several days ago, I thought it was a bug. It's super stupid this feature, who's the product manager of this? he/she should move to another company.. maybe facebook... because I don't use that thing.
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It is annoying. There should be an option to turn this notification off.
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I agree. It's  so annoying, it will make me stop using Google Drive if it's not remove. I have no use for this popup. I never change accounts in Google Drive. I use Google Drive with only one account .

So please stop annoying us Google !!!
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Why distract users with this?
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I hate this.  Things billed as new features can actually be a virus.  This is what this feels like to me.  I know which account I am currently logged into.  I don't need to be reminded every time I log in. I am not sure if the google team calculated how much of a negative impact this can have to heavy users.  I am a very heavy google docs user, so this pops up for me 20-30 times a day, and I have to click it each time to close it up.  at 2 seconds per click that is 1 minute of lost productivity per day.  Over a period of a year that is 6 hours of doing nothing but closing up a google pop up spam box.  Please turn this off asap.  First it was gmail warning you of closing up a page when nothing was outstanding on the page.  Now this.   I love google to death, please don't start imparting these bad will feelings over crazy stuff like this, that makes no sense or logic. You guys are some of the smartest people in the world.  Stop doing dumb stuff like this.  https://www.screencast.com/t/bsjmqsxq6VC
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I really hate it, how much effort Google need to remove this popup???
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This pop up is extremely annoying.

Add a checkbox that allows me to opt out.
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Fully agree with everyone on this thread. I've been a heavy google docs user for years and this is new feature is such a time suck. Each time I have to click it, it amps up my annoyance. Unsure of the thought process behind forcing this notification each time. Why not implement a feature that allows users to dismiss these notifications permanently and use those metrics to build a case for a better feature?
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Yes! Super annoying thing there. If it was smaller at least or not interfering with the docs...
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This is the problem with free software. We're clearly not the customers, and the methods Google uses to collect feedback don't seem to count.
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Yep I just want to comment that I don't like this feature either. Not everyone needs training wheels. I'd like an opt out option. The pop up is interfering with a dynamic item in one of my sheets (covering it). It's such a piss off that I would have to edit my scripting because of a feature that's interfering with my work space.

My 2 bits. Thanks.
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This is a really irritating feature - I open dozens of sheets a day for work and for some reason, some always open with one account (work) and some open with the other (personal). I've tried re-bookmarking while logged in to the correct account hoping that would fix this popup issue but no luck. Please remove this feature or allow an opt-out. It really slows down what should be easy tasks.
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I just want to reiterate that this is the worst feature. Remove it or let me opt out of it. Ridiculous.
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Oh wow, this is SO terrible. So because a few knuckle-draggers don't understand how different accounts work, the rest of us have to suffer?

This. Is. The. Worst.

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i hate this too - and is this really how google operates? they do this because some people don't know how to use multiple accounts.  Solution is to disrupt your workflow and make you click ok? DUMB DUMB DUMB - i will be clicking Ok probably 100-200 times a day now. Thanks so much for this lame ass feature.
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This is very irritating.  I never use another account, why must I be prompted all the time.  I work at a university and open dozens of different documents all the time.  Please make it go away!
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I agree.  This is very annoying.  Please make it go away!
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This is extraordinarily stupid. Beta-testing a feature with live customers?? Come on Google. You have billions of dollars, surely you can afford a team to actually test these features before you roll them out?

Removing an account from this is complicated too. You have to sign out of each and only then can you remove secondary accounts. 

When I shut down Chrome, and I have multiple tabs open, I don't get an alert like other browsers do. I asked Google about this, and they said, "We don't like interrupting the user experience with needless pop-ups."

And yet you go and add this pop-up to every single Google doc I open?? Dumb, dumb, dumb.
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There should definitely be a "Don't show this again" checkbox for users who don't want these constant reminders.
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SO ANNOYING!!! I can't stand this feature. More docs will remain in excel, rather then my old go-to of google sheets, because this feature is so frustrating. Allow a shut-off for those of us who don't need a constant reminder that yes, we are required to have multiple accounts!
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Why Google doesn't make an option "Do not show at the next time" or something else like that.
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I completely agree, it's very irritating.  A "do not show next time" option would be much better.
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yes, totally irritating
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This "feature" obscures my work and appears dozens of times a day. It needs a permanent, or at least until-logout, dismissal option and it needed it upon rollout. Unthinkable that this somehow escaped QA/UX testing.
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This is terrible UX. Remove this popup. At least give me an option to switch it off. I don't need telling who I am every time I open a document. FIX THIS
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Same here. I am really annoyed by this feature. It really interferew with my work
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Yeah, this is super annoying. Please make it possible to disable. Or just roll it back.
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Yes, it really is very annoying.

It also so happens some of the time, that once I click okay, I can't use special characters of my language while writing in the document - such as "č" - this happened with the docs even before sometimes, but usually refresh was enough to solve it. Not anymore...
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I'll be submitting an error report for EVERY document I open EVERY day until someone can give us the option to turn this off, or at least make it fade out after a few seconds. 

Wouldn't mind a reminder the first time I open a doc at the beginning of the day, but I open DOZENS of docs & sheets every day and this is such a waste of time to warn people something that they can visually check just by looking at their account icon. Way to appeal to the lowest common denominator.
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Agree. I am reporting this until it gets shut off. It started about a week ago, and forty or so documents later I have HAD it.

I do actually use several accounts on the same browser, I open docs frequently and I am tired of this. Beyond tired. Explicit expletive-ly tired. 

Weirdly, I don't get confused which account I am on because there is an ICON that visually shows me what account I'm in, wild huh? 

Google, make on option to turn this 'granpa has two google accounts and can't remember where he is' idiocy off.
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This nagging anti-feature is absurdly ridiculous. I open dozens of Google Docs per day and this is seriously impeding my work-flow.

Provide an option to turn off this UI abortion, or just remove this crap entirely and then fire the engineer who insisted it was a good idea.
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This "feature" is a hindrance on productivity and should at minimum be an option if not removed all together.  If people are logged into multiple accounts and unable to keep track on their own they should not be using multiple accounts.
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I agree with the frustration expressed here. This feature is an idiotic hurdle. Not helpful in any way.
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Everybody who was involved with this should have their UX license revoked immediately.
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+1 annoying. Provide an option to turn this off.
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+1 this is not useful, and time consuming.  I assume Google wants to use the old school ways of annoying popup until we reorganize the way they wish which I think is the "People" feature for separate chrome windows per user.  that is not a good end game as I often have to browse between multiple identities across apps and much prefer tab level vs. window level navigation
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Obviously I also hate this feature. Hence why I googled how to turn it off bringing me here. 

Please get rid of this or provide an option to turn it off.
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I would like to add my voice to the discussion and reiterate that this is incredibly annoying. Please make it go away.
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yes - annoying - wastes time
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still annoying
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This is extremely distracting from my work. The icon is clear enough for me, we are business users of GSuite and know what we're doing.
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This is super annoying.  Please let us 'dismiss' this message permanently as an option.  This slows down productivity constantly having to kill the damn thing.
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Agreed. Google is pathetic in annoying it's power users while trying to fix it's design poorly and cater to novices who suffer because of Google's pathetic UX that was badly done in the first place!!!
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Yeah. This is annoying as hell when I'm working and going back and forth between tabs all day long. Maybe the Google dev team can add a checkbox option, "Do not show this message again"??
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Agreed, very annoying. Hoping the option to disable this feature is added soon.
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I found a solution :) 

I use a Chrome Ad Block extention and I just right clicked on it and blocked the pop up as an "ad". Problem solved
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I'd even be okay if it told me once, when going to Drive or clicking a bookmark into a Doc or a Sheet. But to have it open on every. single. document. open. is annoying as heck. As others have said, it should be a preference not a mandate. That said, Peter Kon's post right above this one is correct. An adblocker (I use uBlock) can be taught to pick and block the pop-up notification for you. Works nicely.
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This is an obnoxious "feature." Please stop dumbing things down when you should be educating the ignorant instead. If Google INSISTS on having this, it needs an option to disable it. Most people who use multiple accounts are intelligent enough to know there's a user icon up there to access said accounts.
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A truly annoying "feature". I don't use multiple accounts in a single browser session - I use multiple accounts each with their own Chrome profile precisely so I don't experience confusion. Each profile has a different color theme so they're impossible to confuse. This productivity-killing feature needs to die, or at least you should be able to disable it. 

Don't cater to the least common denominator!
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Yes, it really is very annoying.
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+1, add a "don't show again" option or cut entirely. Huge pain.
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loool, so im not the only one who thought this feature is irritating. now you see this is not the feature that people want, so do something google!
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This feature is down right annoying!!!
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Agreed! Soooo annoying!
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This is very annoying!
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I agree.  Very annoying.  I have to click it 30-50 times a day.  Please remove that feature or give option to turn it off.
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Super annoying
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This is driving me freaking crazy.
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Add me to the list of people who hate this feature. A "don't show this again" box would solve this issue for the majority of people who never had a problem knowing which account they were using.
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Second that! Who thought up this?! Totally useless..
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