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Windows 7: Switch User Shortcut - Create


05 Feb 2010   #49
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Switch User Shortcut - Create

How to Create a "Switch User" Shortcut in Windows 7

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30 Apr 2012   #50
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by suoko View Post
The script works great but what about a direct switch to another user ?
I got 2 users in my pc and want the shortcut to switch to the other user directly.
Is this possible ?
Hello Suoko,

As far as I know, you must go through the log on screen while switching users.


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30 Apr 2012   #51
suoko

seven 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Suoko,

As far as I know, you must go through the log on screen while switching users.
did ya see this ? super fast user switching
it might be possible to choose the user to which you wann fast switch by refining this command
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30 Apr 2012   #52
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I don't know if it would work or not in Windows 7, but either way, I wouldn't recommend it since this would cause a security risk without the log on screen.
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28 May 2012   #53
JestR

Windows 7 premium x64
 
 
Switch Users Delay

Hi

great short cut works perfectly for me but I am just wondering if you could help me to add a delay to the switch users short cut so I can tab back into a window before it changes users.

Basicly the macro I wish to run doesn't work properly because I don't have time to click back onto the window its suppost to run on. I need multi users to run multi macros on the same computer please help.

thank you in advanced
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02 Jul 2012   #54
even7ven

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 



This will switch you to another user instantly without going through login screen.

There's a non-free application for it too ** REMOVED **
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02 Jul 2012   #55
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello even7ven,

Yep, you could use that method to switch between user accounts that are already logged in or connected. If a user is not logged in/connected, then they will not show up under the "Users" tab in Task Manager.
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02 Jul 2012   #56
even7ven

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ah yes. Forgot to add in that tidbit. You already have to be logged in, you can't just williy nilly switch into any account you find on your computer, as you it said already - it'd be a huge security risk!

Also, you can open the task manager as the use you're planning on switching to (through "Run as different user") to bypass the password upon every switch entirely.
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04 Jan 2014   #57
Harold

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Switch user shortcut

I have followed the instructions given in this thread and successfully created the shortcut that goes straight to the window showing the users. However on my Windows 7 Pro 64 bit system there are only 2 users - myself and my wife. Is it possible to go one step further and by clicking a shortcut on one desktop to go straight to the 'enter password' for the other user? Thank you.
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04 Jan 2014   #58
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Harold, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Not that I'm aware of.

If it helps to know, Windows 8/8.1 has that feature built-in to switch directly to another user.
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04 Jan 2014   #59
Harold

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thank you, Brink. That is the only positive thing I've ever read about Windows 8/8.1!
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