10.7: Keyboard Shortcut for Fast User Switching

Aug 30, '11 07:30:00AM

Contributed by: scottgrot

I have been using this hint until it broke in Lion. (See the last comment in that hint.)

After not being able to find a complete solution, I came up with this:

*Please note that this is not a secure solution. Your account password is stored in plain text, just as in the original hint.*

There is a way to collect the password from the keychain (see the above link and read through the comments), but I don't quite understand that just yet.

Also, this comes with the usual use at your own risk and I am not responsible if your computer explodes warnings.

[crarko adds: This does work, but pay attention to the caveat about storing the plain text password. If you extend this to get the password from the Keychain please post your addition in the comments.]

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