Can't access googledrive or sign out option from GMAIL account

<hidden> anonymous
Created: 2 years and 4 months ago • Updated: 2 years and 4 months ago
I just set duckduckgo as default search engine for SAFARI and when I log into my gmail account I can no longer access my googledrive or the sign out option. In fact when I click on the sign out icon or the google apps icon to access the drive, they instantly disappear. The only way I can sign out now is by closing the safari window.

Has anyone had this problem? Is this because of privacy settings of duckduckgo that maybe I need to change to be able to fully utilize all gmail's features?

Thank you for your help

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posted by x.15a2 Community Leader2 years and 4 months ago Link
Hi; i actually figured out what the problem was and DDG team may want to look into it to solve it. I started turning my safari extensions off one by one. I left the DDG extension for last. When I turned it off, I was finally able to enter gmail and the drop down apps/sign out menu would not disappear from the screen when pressed on them with my mouse, so my problem disappeared.

I then turned back on the DDG extension and the problem came back, where the drop down apps/sign out menu (on the top right corner) would just disappear when I pressed on them with the mouse.

So I went on to see if the whole DDG extension was causing the problem or only one option within the extension. After unclicking all the options one by one I found out the option "Remove annoying marketing pop ups" was the one causing the problem, so by unblocking that option I can still keep the DDG extension and avoid the problem.

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 3 months ago Link
Tnx for this info, I'll forward to the Devs.
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader2 years and 3 months ago Link