Windows 10: switch users; how to tell others currently in background?

Discus and support switch users; how to tell others currently in background? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Given 'fast user switching' how can an active user check for any active background account/activity? Fred is on and goes to lunch. He doesn't log out.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by fatkatie, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. fatkatie Win User

    switch users; how to tell others currently in background?


    Given 'fast user switching' how can an active user check for any active background account/activity?

    Fred is on and goes to lunch. He doesn't log out.

    John pops in and switches to his account for a quick todo. He signs out.

    Joe arrives, logs in, does his business, and then wishes to reboot. How can he check for Fred (or anyone else) who is still 'there'?

    Thank you.

    w10, 1809

    :)
     
    fatkatie, Jan 1, 2019
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  2. Kreij Win User

    Current active users that are friends

    The other reason I suggested this is that users can add characters to their username that are not alphanumeric (e.g. user*). This confuses things somewhat when looking at the list.
     
    Kreij, Jan 1, 2019
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  3. Windows 10 Task menu background transparency

    Hi,

    Thank you for your response.

    Apologize for delay in reply.

    As a workaround, I suggest you to change the desktop background/ remove the desktop background and check.

    I suggest you to create a new user account and check if it fixes the issue. Refer to the steps below to create a new User Account:

    • Go to Settings.
    • Choose Accounts and then select Other User Accounts towards the left.
    • Select Add an Account.
    • Enter a user name and hit Next.
    • Click on Finish.
    • Sign out from the current Account and Log into the new account.
    • Check if issue persists.

    Please reply to us with the status of the issue.

    Thanks.

     
    Anil Madishetty, Jan 1, 2019
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  4. switch users; how to tell others currently in background?

    Cant switch users in Windows 10

    Hi Sarah,



    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I apologize for the inconvenience caused. We are glad to help you.



    Please share a few details:


    • What exactly happens when you try to switch users?

    • Do you receive any error message/code?

    • Did you make any changes to the computer prior to this issue?


    I suggest you to follow the below steps to Switch users.


    • Press Ctrl + Alt + Del key altogether.

    • Click on Switch User.

    • Select the user with which you want to login.


    If computer starts up with a user other than the one you want, login to that user account and switch user to the account that you need and check.



    Hope this information helps. Do contact us for further queries. We will be happy to assist you.



    Regards,

    Jenith
     
    Jenith_James, Jan 1, 2019
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