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Switching between a user and another

  1. #1


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    Switching between a user and another


    Witching between a user and another,

    In windows 8, it appears that we have one option to switch from a user to another which is “sign out”. The “sign out” will be closing all the application open.

    I’m wondering if there is an option in the windows 8 such that one can switch from a user to another but to keep applications open.

    Thank you

    Best

    Jamal
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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    If you choose the Lock option your account will remain signed on.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jamal,

    If you click/tap on any one of the other user names under Sign out in your screenshot, then it will switch to that user and leave the current account still signed in with all opened items left open.

    Lock, Log off, Restart, Shut Down, Switch User - Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Jamal,

    If you click/tap on any one of the other user names under Sign out in your screenshot, then it will switch to that user and leave the current account still signed in with all opened items left open.

    Lock, Log off, Restart, Shut Down, Switch User - Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

    Many thanks ectech and Brink for the help. It works fine

    Best

    Jamal
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Glad we could help Jamal.
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