Can we call this a security feature, then? The latest issue to pop up on Windows 10 May 2020 Update concerns Google Chrome, where this new version of the OS is forcing log outs everywhere.
As in, it breaks authentication on the web browser, or rather its sign-in feature.
This is what allows users to sign into their accounts across the web automatically, without having to sign into their sites and services every single time they open Chrome. But as it happens, after deploying Windows 10 version 2004, users are forced to sign into their accounts after every restart.
That is to say, every single time they restart their computers and sign into their sites on Chrome.
Apparently, multiple users are reporting this issue on their systems, whereby they are forced to sign into all their accounts.
Noted by one user:
“When I restart my computer, I’m not signed into my Google account when I start Chrome. All my website passwords are also forgotten. I also get the welcome page for one of my extensions (Adobe Acrobat extension for Google Chrome). This doesn’t happen when I restart just Chrome, but Windows + Chrome restart.”
Furthermore, the May 2020 Update is affecting all applications that rely on cookies or user credentials to work. There have been complaints about folks getting signed out of apps like OneDrive, Mail, and even Battle.net after restarting their computers.
As things stand, this is another one of those issues that people had been reporting since the start of the year 2020. Microsoft seem like it did not take these problems into account, and pushed the feature update out without ironing out these issues.
It is not exactly a severe problem, more of an annoyance, but is nevertheless one of the many issues with the latest version of Windows 10.
Fingers crossed this is a quick and easy fix, and soon.