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How does SO's new auto-login feature work?

SO and SU just told me I've been logged in. I'm guessing because I'm already logged into my Google account... but how does SO know that?
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Why does StackExchange log me in after I've visited the page? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does it says welcome back -user- click here to “refresh page” TL;DR: This is a technical/programming question, not an off topic question about the Stack ...
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When does a login happen automatically?

When I'm surfing between SE sites where I'm a member (e.g. I'm on SO and I click on a link to Web Apps or something), any of these things can happen, seemingly at random: Everything is seamless and I'...
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1answer
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Network wide login

Why do I have to log in to each site individually? If I were to clear my cookies, the first time I visit each SE site, I need to login to each site. This can be a little annoying. Example: First, ...
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1answer
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Is there a new auto-login feature?

I just noticed something interesting: once I log in to any one Stack Exchange site, if I go to another Stack Exchange site where I have an account, I'll automatically get logged in without having to ...
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1answer
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What's the use of the “Welcome back banner…”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does it says “welcome back -user- click here to 'refresh page'” Why does StackExchange ask for a reload on successful automatic login? What's the use ...
3
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1answer
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Why is there a “click here to refresh the page” bit to login to SE sites? (But not on careers)

Before someone says this is a duplicate of Why does it says "welcome back -user- click here to 'refresh page'" -- hold on a sec. I have one question to tack on to this. The careers ...
2
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1answer
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refresh for me instead of telling me to click here

Instead of telling me to Click here to refresh the page, please just do it automatically for me. Preferably by just saying logging you in as pictured below, so the user knows they are about to have ...
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0answers
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Don't tell me to log in to vote if I've already been auto-logged in

OK, we've all seen the "Welcome back [USERNAME], you've been logged in. Click here to refresh the page." auto-login notification bar, and I understand why it works the way it does. And having the up- ...
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Why does Stack Exchange sometimes display a notification to refresh the page? [duplicate]

When I go to a Stack Exchange page (especially Stack Overflow), sometimes it will display a notification bar on top saying: 'click on "xxxxx" user id, and refresh the page'. Once the user clicks that ...
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Why does auto-login sometimes auto-refresh and sometimes not? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does it says “welcome back -user- click here to 'refresh page'” Stack Exchange's autologin seems to have inconsistent behavior as to whether it ...
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0answers
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Can we have a global auto-login button somewhere?

Edit: I've been having problems with the global auto-login since it was released. For some reason, my user (I've even switched to SOID) will not always trigger the auto-login. But sometimes it does... ...
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Why do I have to refresh to log in? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does it says “welcome back -user- click here to 'refresh page'” Why does Stack Exchange ask for a reload on successful automatic login? I ...
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Global login or logout to SE sites [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add “network wide logout” functionality Currently, there is no easy way to globally log in or out of all SE sites automatically. True, on JavaScript-supported ...
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0answers
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Why do we have to refesh the page for seeing us logged in? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does it says welcome back -user- click here to “refresh page” . Whenever I open another stack-exchange site (after logging from any of the stack-exchange sites)...

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