[qutebrowser] Log in to Google Account using qutebrowser

Denis Khizhniak 4denis.kh at gmail.com
Wed Dec 4 17:22:14 CET 2019

Thank you, Florian, a really comprehensive answer.

I am not really bothered about my security as I have nothing to hind. I
like the way Google lets me save and substitute my credentials for plenty
of web resources and across multiple devices. Otherwise, it would not be a
problem for me with accessing my Google Account on qutebrowser.
I mean Google makes my life easier sometimes and would like to retain his
help. At the same time, I like the simplicity and the vim-like nature of

Anyway, the information that you've shared is quite interesting and
helpful. Thank you.

ср, 4 дек. 2019 г. в 13:28, Florian Bruhin <me at the-compiler.org>:

> On Wed, Dec 04, 2019 at 12:39:44PM +0100, Denis Khizhniak wrote:
> > So, I have no idea how Google checks the actual browser and whether it's
> > possible to fool him.
> Neither do I. Chances are that as soon as someone finds a solution, Google
> will
> just adjust whatever checking they do to break it again.
> There are various other projects and browsers (including e.g. Brave or
> Steam)
> affected as well. Some examples:
> https://support.google.com/accounts/thread/21838601
> https://support.google.com/accounts/thread/21634818
> https://github.com/search?q=%22You+are+trying+to+sign+in+from+a+browser+or+app+that+doesn%27t+allow+us+to+keep+your+account+secure%22&type=Issues
> https://www.reddit.com/r/brave_browser/comments/cyrlt0/you_are_trying_to_sign_in_from_a_browser_or_app/
> https://www.reddit.com/r/Steam/comments/e3kb4w/steam_web_browser_problems/
> There are some people who claim to have a solution, but don't want to talk
> about it publicly - precisely because it'll just end up in Google blocking
> that
> as well.
> I wouldn't be surprised if Google just blocks pretty much everything other
> than
> Chrome and maybe Firefox. It's ridiculous, but it's yet another sign
> showing
> that maybe it isn't a good thing to make yourself dependent on Google -
> you're
> absolutely at their mercy, and they don't exactly have a good track record.
> I've once tried helping someone who only got an internal server error when
> trying to open an important attachment of an older mail in GMail. We
> contacted
> Google Support, and as you'd predict, nothing happened.
> Given that Google really doesn't care about its users, your only option is
> either switching browsers, or moving away from Google. I did the latter
> years
> ago[*]. Seeing what's going on here, this absolutely was the right
> decision,
> but I'm aware this isn't something everyone can realistically do...
> Florian
> [*] At least for stuff like Calendar and Mail. I still use Youtube (mostly
> via
> mpv/youtube-dl), Google Play and sometimes Maps (mostly switched to
> Openstreetmap/OSMand).
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Best regards,
Denis Khizhniak
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