Every time I log in as admin and view a user profile, Drupal treats me as that user. This is beneficial. However, in order to return to the admin panel I need to log out of that user account and log in again as the admin. What's going on here? What mechanic causes this to occur and can I turn it off?
For the record, this is Drupal 7
This is happening when I redirect the admin to a page usually restricted to special users. Such as
mysite.com/vendor_orders which is a special page I created in my own custom module.