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How to keep your YouTube Gmail login separate from your main Gmail login?

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I have a main Google email account (for my important emails) and a secondary Google email account for YouTube with all my subscriptions etc. I'm not a creator. Until recently, I could open Gmail and see my main email account and I could go to YouTube and automatically be login with my YouTube Gmail account. I refreshed Firefox and now when I open YouTube it asks me to sign in, when I do it changes my login in Gmail, so I have to re-login to Gmail to my main email account. When I re-login to Gmail, it signs me out of YouTube into the other Gmail account! It goes back and forth wasting time. I would be grateful to fix this to save the wasted time it takes to keep having to login back and forth. I've been searching for an answer and haven't found a good solution yet. All I've found are frustrated people in various threads. My Android phone is able to keep my Gmail account logged in and my other Gmail account logged into Youtube but, on my mac computer on Firefox it no longer keeps them separate. It seems to have happened after I refreshed Firefox recently.

I look forward to hearing if there is a solution. Thank you.

I have a main Google email account (for my important emails) and a secondary Google email account for YouTube with all my subscriptions etc. I'm not a creator. Until recently, I could open Gmail and see my main email account and I could go to YouTube and automatically be login with my YouTube Gmail account. I refreshed Firefox and now when I open YouTube it asks me to sign in, when I do it changes my login in Gmail, so I have to re-login to Gmail to my main email account. When I re-login to Gmail, it signs me out of YouTube into the other Gmail account! It goes back and forth wasting time. I would be grateful to fix this to save the wasted time it takes to keep having to login back and forth. I've been searching for an answer and haven't found a good solution yet. All I've found are frustrated people in various threads. My Android phone is able to keep my Gmail account logged in and my other Gmail account logged into Youtube but, on my mac computer on Firefox it no longer keeps them separate. It seems to have happened after I refreshed Firefox recently. I look forward to hearing if there is a solution. Thank you.
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Also, since I refreshed Firefox, the video in YouTube flashes the ad at the base of the video, meaning it flickers like a light bulb going out. I've closed Firefox and opened again it still does this. How can you stop it?

Also, since I refreshed Firefox, the video in YouTube flashes the ad at the base of the video, meaning it flickers like a light bulb going out. I've closed Firefox and opened again it still does this. How can you stop it?
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Maybe use containers. *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/containers *https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/multi-account-containers/
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Thank you, cor-el,

I think your extensions would work. While I was waiting for a reply I decided to do the Mac security update and restart my mac. It seems to have made it right. But in order to open Gmail automatically logged-in I had to make a "Top Favorite" icon on the welcome page. Otherwise I need to log in every time.

Thank you, cor-el, I think your extensions would work. While I was waiting for a reply I decided to do the Mac security update and restart my mac. It seems to have made it right. But in order to open Gmail automatically logged-in I had to make a "Top Favorite" icon on the welcome page. Otherwise I need to log in every time.
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