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Fast User Switch while logging out of prior account
Authored by: scotty321 on Aug 25, '06 10:01:36AM

This is kind of a cool phenomenon that I had never thought of before, but doesn't this defeat the purpose of having Fast User Switching turned on in the first place? If you're always going to be logging out of one account and logging into another, why not just leave Fast User Switching turned off altogether?



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Fast User Switch while logging out of prior account
Authored by: j-beda on Aug 25, '06 10:09:18AM

It is faster to switch than to log off, particularly if there are a number of open applications that need to close.

A limitation of this method is that if the log-off stalls due to some application not quitting, then the logoff iwll not occur.



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Fast User Switch while logging out of prior account
Authored by: Peter Maurer on Aug 26, '06 03:09:16PM

You don't actually turn off Fast User Switching by disabling the respective menu extra. OS X's wording is somewhat misleading with regard to that setting.

So if the original poster isn't short of menu bar space, there really isn't any reason to "leave Fast User Switching turned off".



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