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I recently realised that after restarting my laptop, I get signed in automatically. But as soon as I delete a column on a spreadsheet or some text on a file, I get signed out and have to log in again. Why does this happen? Is it a safety feature to protect my data?

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  • You should start by changing the auto login as it isn't recommended, at all. – ChanganAuto Apr 27 at 11:04
  • @ChanganAuto where does it say that? I use it on 20.04 and 20.10 without issue and I use spreadsheets a lot every day. It's certainly an odd issue but I see no evidence in your comment to support your claim that auto login is the culprit. – 24601 Apr 27 at 11:08
  • Everywhere in literature, everywhere in the "best practices" book, anyone knows that... Even Windows now make it a lot hardare than Ubuntu to enable it. Just don't use it, period. But yes, of course it's odd. However, my comment wasn't saying it's related with, merely that you should "start with..." and troubleshoot from there. – ChanganAuto Apr 27 at 11:24
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    The description seems like a desktop crash more than some kind of logout. Are there .crash files in /var/crash that correspond to the times of these events? What about error messages in /var/log/syslog that correspond to the same times? – user535733 Apr 27 at 13:42
  • Note that I'm not saying this is a problem or a crash. It only happens when I press "delete" without logging in with my password after a restart. After logging in, everything is back to normal. To be very clear: I'm asking a question, not reporting a problem. – Two Motion Apr 27 at 15:14

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