> I've told some Googler friends about this, and I think they're filed bug reports, but the new fancy multi-account sign-in thing remains terminally broken. It's been bad for at least a year, I think.
I've filed bugs as well, but there's no indication of whether your request is ignored or on some TODO list somewhere. Of course, my feedback tends to be more on the "unlikely to fix" end of things, but at least a "CLOSED WONTFIX" message would be nice.
> My (partial) solution: all of my cookies are wiped every time I restart my browser. It turns out they're not all that important.
I have Chromium wipe cookies every time, but uzbl is my default browser and it keeps cookies around which causes the Google services to get confused like this.
Some examples: "Where is the NNTP gateway to Google Groups to read lists properly threaded?", "Where can I find the email address for a Google Group so I can use a useful email client?", "On Android, Chrome sucks at searching history.", and "Why can't I set Chrome to use DuckDuckGo from the search bar (or at least SSL for Google)?".
I have chrome:history bookmarked in Chrome so I can actually see more than the 1–4 results Chrome thinks is useful depending on device orientation.
It seems as though Chrome and Firefox ignore any system search providers (such as the DuckDuckGo app) and instead just offer a hard-coded list of Google, Yahoo, and Bing. Luckily I can poke Firefox and change the URL format string in about:config (though Firefox's UI is, IMO, godawful (slow and looking) these days on the phone).