Posted: June 24 2009, 9:12pm in Google
Last Updated: June 24 2009, 9:13pm

Here's a very small but interesting change. Google has changed the text label beside the checkbox on the Google account login form that keeps the user signed into their Google account. It's changed from "Remember me on this computer" to "Stay signed in".

I wonder if the previous label was confusing people. Good to see their experimenting with little usability things.

Here's how the login form looks now:

New Google Account Login Form Checkbox

And here's what it used to look like:

Old Google Account Login Form Checkbox

Start your persistent cookies, get set. GO!

Reader Comments

Raymond Strauss wrote:
July 2 2009, 11:05pm

Because of this rather subtle change, I spent many days trying to get gmail to load in IE (6, 7 and 8). Each time I tried, loading got hung up (trying to load again). I got no error message or anything to tell me it was already loaded. And I thought I was telling it to remember my user name and password, not stay signed in. Only when I tried to log out did I realize what the problem was. There needs to be some notice of this reason for gmail failing to load.