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Windows 7: How to set to automatically switch user??


17 Nov 2009   #1

 
 
How to set to automatically switch user??

With the user accounts on my computer if someone leaves there's on adn the screen goes to screensaver, or then long enough to hibernate, when we go back on it goes to the user account who last left it on. Just want to know if theres a way to set it so say if I left my user aco**** on and then it went to screensave that when I moved the mouse it would go to the switch user screen. So my account can still be logged on about it will show the user aco****s screen when I move the mouse/wake up computer.
Thanks


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17 Nov 2009   #2

 

Not possible sorry.
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17 Nov 2009   #3

 
 

Really? Damn with Vista if I left my account on and the screensaveer came on when I went back and moved the mouse instead of going to the last screen myaccount was on it would go to the user account screen and act like I clicked switch user during screensaver
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18 Nov 2009   #4

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I do not use a screen saver. When not in use my monitor goes into save mode. 30 minutes later my computer goes to sleep. When I return, I touch any key and my account is back. No signing in.
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18 Nov 2009   #5
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Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Yes, it has been an ongoing argument since monitors were first invented. Screen savers are pretty, but "screen saving" they do NoT. In fact, in many cases, the screen is more active in that mode than with normal useage.
Best screen saver is sleep or hibernate mode.

I have just set up another user account, and switched on my screensaver. When I move my mouse, I do get a screen with a "Switch user" icon. If I click this, I get a new screen with all my user icons showing??
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18 Nov 2009   #6

 

Way to head off topic
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18 Nov 2009   #7
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Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamesvdm View Post
Way to head off topic
Oh. Apologies. Maybe I misunderstood the OP's query??
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18 Nov 2009   #8

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
I do not use a screen saver. When not in use my monitor goes into save mode. 30 minutes later my computer goes to sleep. When I return, I touch any key and my account is back. No signing in.
This is actually what I use but I assumed the black screen is still called a screen saver lol. I guess it's worked out then, because I don't have a screensaver it doesn't automatically switch user if someone on this computer leaves their account on. Sounds right??
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18 Nov 2009   #9

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@Vesh, yes correct.
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