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make Lock screen fast switch user

  1. #1

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    Windows 8

    make Lock screen fast switch user

    I find it ridiculous that they split up 'Lock Screen' and Switch User screen like Windows 7.
    In all previous windows, by pressing Windows+L; brings you a switch user screen which acts like a Lock Screen too.
    Is there a way to make it like this? So that Lock Screens allow you to choose which user you want to log into?

    I have found this that stops the annoying thing about disabling auto sign in on startup:
    Sign in - Show All Users or Last User in Windows 8
    but this is only half a it.

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  2. #2

    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    1. Ctrl + Alt + Del
    2. From start screen

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  3. #3

    Posts : 5
    Windows 8

    I know those methods. But they are like a step backwards in functionality compared to Windows 7. Also, as many people have noticed; switching between users takes incredibly long time (even when both users are already signed in) around 10-20 seconds compared to Windows 7 which takes 1 second seamlessly.
    I seriously regret upgrading to Windows 8; seems like Microsoft designed it with touchscreen tablets in mind only and forced it for desktop users.
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