Re: 'Switch User' action

On Sat, 2003-12-06 at 00:42, Malcolm Tredinnick wrote:
> Sri,
> On Sat, 2003-12-06 at 05:19, Sri Ramkrishna wrote
> [...]
> > > 	I guess the things you need to look at when deciding whether or not
> > > something should go into the Actions menu are[1]:
> > > 
> > >   + Is it something that a large proportion of the user base will do
> > >     pretty regularly?
> > > 
> > >       In this case, I think not - surely, most users will only ever use
> > >       one account? And even if we thought a lot of users use more than
> > >       one account, surely switching between accounts wouldn't be that
> > >       common ?
> > > 
> > 
> > I disagree.  In XP, I've found that since it's really easy to create 
> > accounts at the begining of install that people tend to use them.  On my 
> > XP box at home we have two accounts one for me and one for my wife.  The 
> > advantage is that I can make changes to my account that won't affect hers.  
> > Thats pretty compelling since most people don't like to see their 
> > environment change underneath them.  Once a person understands the 
> > advantages I think it will be used often.  
> Your examples shows two users using two accounts (one account each).
> That is the normal multiuser system usage. You and your wife do not
> constitute a single user (although local and federal laws may view that
> differently in some circumstances :-) ).
> The question quoted was about one user using multiple accounts. This
> question is not the be all and end all -- as others have pointed out,
> sometimes a second user wants to log in without the first user needing
> to log out -- but it is one of the use cases.
right, I think I get your point. We really need to have a way for a user
to log in a new session when the screen is locked by the screensaver,
but it might not be so obvious to have a user switch to another session.
For this latter case, is then the 'New login' and 'New login in window'
items in 'System tools' enough?


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