Think it might have been a Palemoon Browser specific issue.
Switched to firefox nightly and it’s not really a problem.
Also a new issue may have arisen recently with a google authentication window popping up, when not using a google account to login. Not sure if anyone else has noticed.
I checked the meta.discourse site and there hasn’t been any recent posts about google auth integration for discourse. So i’m presuming this is possibly an issue.