Can't go direct to required website

  jonem81 30 Nov 12

When I am on a website, and there is a link to another website, I am annoyed that Google pops up, requesting password and email. I DON'T want to go through Google everytime I need to link to another site. Can any forum member help, please?


  Sea Urchin 30 Nov 12

When you say "Google pops up" what exactly does open up that asks for your password and email?

  jonem81 30 Nov 12

Sea Urchin Thye Google website. jonem81

  jonem81 30 Nov 12

Sea Urchin


That should have read "The Google website"


  iscanut2 30 Nov 12

What browser are you using, what is your default search engine and please let us know the exact URL of the "website"..www.????????

  Sea Urchin 30 Nov 12

The Google website doesn't ask for password etc unless you are referring to the site for Google Mail

  Woolwell 30 Nov 12

iGoogle can ask for your password. But you shouldn't get it "pop up" when clicking on a link.

  jonem81 30 Nov 12

iscanut My browser is: Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7 (64bit).

Default Search Engine

Will post more details of events later.

Thank you for your response.


  jonem81 01 Dec 12


Sea Urchin


Can't go direct to required website. posted N0v 30

more details about the links to website sales@etc....

I clicked on a link on a website for more information about a product and was re-directed to "google// +++++++!"



Sign in



But of course, I do not want this. I want to go straight to the link that was on the website I was browsing!

Any ideas, please?


  rdave13 01 Dec 12

Just a thought, do you have Gmail Notifier installed?

  Secret-Squirrel 01 Dec 12

"more details about the links to website sales@etc..."

The "sales@etc" link you've mentioned is what's called a mailto: link. It's not a website address but is instead used to e-mail a company or individual. When a user clicks a mailto: link, their default e-mail application is opened. In your case it sounds like Google Mail is set as the default and it's asking you to login.

I think rdave is on the right track with his Gmail Notifier query.


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