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Glitch IMO Logon as new user - via START SCREEN !!!!!!

  1. #1


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Glitch IMO Logon as new user - via START SCREEN !!!!!!


    Hi there
    The method of switching to a NEW user seems CRAZY in W8 -- there's no option on the power off button (Login as new user) -- you have to go into the START screen , click on your user icon at the top right of the screen and then choose sign out --- it's mad !!!!


    Have I missed something or is there a keyboard short cut to logout and login as a new user.

    I want to test some stuff running as a NON administrative user and it's quite annoying having to go into the start screen all the time to do this.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jimbo,

    I think this below should take care of that quite nicely by having all Power options available via a desktop context menu.

    Power - Add Cascading Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8

    Switch User - Add to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8

    (Option 1 or 2 only for Windows 8)
    Switch User Shortcut - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Last edited by Brink; 29 Jul 2013 at 14:34. Reason: addition
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Does Charms > Settings > Change PC Settings > Users .... work in this case?
    If Charms is not disabled?
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    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    I want to test some stuff running as a NON administrative user and it's quite annoying having to go into the start screen all the time to do this.
    Hi Jimbo,

    Set up a virtual machine (you've got Hyper-V, after all) and test whatever you want without even switching the account

    Hyper-V - How to Use in Windows 8

    Vadim
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  5. #5


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    You could make a batch file:

    In notepad type:

    logoff

    Press enter to drop the cursor.

    Save as logoff.bat.

    Make a shortcut to it & in Properties of the shortcut add shortcut keys.(example- Ctrl + Alt + K)

    You need to, in Advanced button choose to run the shortcut as Administrator.

    It works.
    I just tested it myself.

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Glitch IMO Logon as new user - via START SCREEN !!!!!!
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