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After I enable multiple sign-in, and login to multiple accounts, I see that one of them says "(Default)". How do I change which of the accounts is the default one?

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When you attempt to login with another account, it says the following:

You can use multiple sign-in with these Google products:

  • Calendar
  • Code
  • Gmail
  • Reader
  • Sites
  • Voice

[...]

  • Google products not listed above will default to the first account that you signed in to using your current web browser session.

I guess this means that you must click the sign out link (which will sign out of all your accounts), then sign in to the account you want to be the default one, then sign in to all the other accounts.

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I think that this happens only the first time you log in with multiples accounts. –  Emanuele Paolini Jul 11 '13 at 13:34
    
worked perfectly! –  Rnjai Lamba Oct 30 '13 at 12:02
    
I had to exit and re-enter Chrome to get the voice extension accept the new default. –  mwengler Feb 18 at 17:45
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Multiple sign in is a feature that allows you to view content of your other accounts while logged in to one. You cannot use some of the Google tools from two accounts at once, and they default to using the first account you signed in with.

Whichever account you sign in to first is the default account - the account Google will "default" to if there are any issues with supporting multiple accounts.

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How do I change which of the accounts is the default one?

To change the default Google account when you are using the multiple sign-in, you need to Sign out of all accounts. Then log in to the Google account that you want to be the default first.

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Google are still working the kinks out of the multiple account sign-in process. There are links to help pages as well as a feedback form here: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Google%20Apps/thread?tid=717a33d414ae830f&hl=en

I've been using multiple sign-in feature for my Gmail and Google Apps accounts since they first unveiled it 6 months ago, and it's not bug-free yet. For example, if I log in to Gmail with my Apps account, which I want to act as the default account, and then visit a service like Youtube that doesn't support multiple sign-in and then log in with my "default" account, I get the "This service is not available" message. However if I instead try to log in to Youtube with my Gmail account, I'll get logged out of my Gmail for Apps session and logged into my other Gmail account.

There's no clear schedule for when or if these other services (e.g Google Groups, Maps, YouTube, Picasa, etc) but you can vote for which ones you want most at http://www.google.com/support/accounts/bin/static.py?page=suggestions.cs&issue=187838&bucket=16925

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When you first start the "allow multiple sign-ins" process, whichever account you are using, that will become your default account. So, if you want to change it, you need to switch off the multiple sign in function from each account, then start over from your preferred account.

To switch it off, go to the settings button in the top right corner, then "account settings." You will see "multiple sign-in = on" with an edit button next to it. Hit "edit" then turn it off. Do this for each account. Then sign out of whichever account you are in and sign into the preferred one.

Do the opposite to turn "multi.." back on. Then add the other accounts by going through the settings button again.

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This doesn't work with unsupported services yet. If you first set your google account to multiple sign-in and as default account and then set your youtube account to multiple sign-in as secondary account and then login to google account and then login to youtube account, the youtube account takes over the default account position and you are forced to switch accounts every time you want to view Igoogle with your google account settings. Highly annoying. –  user13668 Sep 27 '11 at 7:34
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