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‘Couldn’t Sign You In’ — Google Denies Access to Several Linux Browsers


Google appears to be denying Linux users access to many of its popular services based on their choice of web browser.

Scores of Reddit users reporting issues when attempting to load Google services like Gmail, Maps and Google Docs in Falkon, Konquerer and other niche Linux web browsers.

Users hit an error when trying to access Gmail, Google Docs, etc in ‘niche’ browsers like Falkon and Konquerer

The error message greeting scores of users over the past few weeks couldn’t be any clearer: –

“Couldn’t sign you in. This browser or app may not be secure. Try using a different browser. If you’re already using a supported browser, you can refresh your screen and try again to sign in.”

Indeed, simply changing the browser user agent in an ‘excluded’ browser to that of a supported one, like Firefox, instantly lifts the bar and lets the app/service/site to load.

Where, surprise, surprise, it works fine without any major issues.

The team behind the Vivaldi web browser recently spoke of the hurdles they have to pass in order to get some services to load. Similarly, the “new” version of Microsoft Edge faces similar issues too despite also being based on Google-developed Chromium open source project.

Can't sign in to Edge Dev with Microsoft Account


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