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"Switch User" vs. "Lock Screen" keyboard shortcut?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Yousuf Khan, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. Yousuf Khan

    Yousuf Khan Flightless Bird

    Previously in Windows XP, I used to use the Win logo + L keys to switch
    out of an user account and login to another account. With Windows 7, it
    no longer takes you to the full user login screen, instead it just takes
    you to a current user re-login screen. You then have to click on
    additional menus to get to the full user login screen. Is there some way
    to get to the full-user login screen with a keyboard shortcut anymore?

    Yousuf Khan
     
  2. Frank

    Frank Flightless Bird

    On 9/4/2010 9:42 PM, Yousuf Khan wrote:
    > Previously in Windows XP, I used to use the Win logo + L keys to switch
    > out of an user account and login to another account. With Windows 7, it
    > no longer takes you to the full user login screen, instead it just takes
    > you to a current user re-login screen. You then have to click on
    > additional menus to get to the full user login screen. Is there some way
    > to get to the full-user login screen with a keyboard shortcut anymore?
    >
    > Yousuf Khan


    You may program those key combos if you have a programmable keyboard or
    just use Alt+F4 in 7.
     
  3. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    On 09/05/2010 06:42 AM, Yousuf Khan wrote:
    > Previously in Windows XP, I used to use the Win logo + L keys to switch
    > out of an user account and login to another account. With Windows 7, it
    > no longer takes you to the full user login screen, instead it just takes
    > you to a current user re-login screen. You then have to click on
    > additional menus to get to the full user login screen. Is there some way
    > to get to the full-user login screen with a keyboard shortcut anymore?
    >
    > Yousuf Khan


    Use Ctrl+Alt+Del and you will be offered a menu which will include
    switching users. You can also use Alt+F4 and you will be offered a drop
    down menu.

    --
    Alias
     
  4. Yousuf Khan

    Yousuf Khan Flightless Bird

    On 05/09/2010 4:20 AM, Alias wrote:
    > On 09/05/2010 06:42 AM, Yousuf Khan wrote:
    >> Previously in Windows XP, I used to use the Win logo + L keys to switch
    >> out of an user account and login to another account. With Windows 7, it
    >> no longer takes you to the full user login screen, instead it just takes
    >> you to a current user re-login screen. You then have to click on
    >> additional menus to get to the full user login screen. Is there some way
    >> to get to the full-user login screen with a keyboard shortcut anymore?
    >>
    >> Yousuf Khan

    >
    > Use Ctrl+Alt+Del and you will be offered a menu which will include
    > switching users. You can also use Alt+F4 and you will be offered a drop
    > down menu.


    Not exactly what I was thinking of, as I wanted to avoid using the mouse
    completely, but I'll give it a try.

    Yousuf Khan
     
  5. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    On 09/05/2010 04:47 PM, Yousuf Khan wrote:
    > On 05/09/2010 4:20 AM, Alias wrote:
    >> On 09/05/2010 06:42 AM, Yousuf Khan wrote:
    >>> Previously in Windows XP, I used to use the Win logo + L keys to switch
    >>> out of an user account and login to another account. With Windows 7, it
    >>> no longer takes you to the full user login screen, instead it just takes
    >>> you to a current user re-login screen. You then have to click on
    >>> additional menus to get to the full user login screen. Is there some way
    >>> to get to the full-user login screen with a keyboard shortcut anymore?
    >>>
    >>> Yousuf Khan

    >>
    >> Use Ctrl+Alt+Del and you will be offered a menu which will include
    >> switching users. You can also use Alt+F4 and you will be offered a drop
    >> down menu.

    >
    > Not exactly what I was thinking of, as I wanted to avoid using the mouse
    > completely, but I'll give it a try.
    >
    > Yousuf Khan


    Windows 7 is very mouse oriented in comparison to XP. If you want
    keyboard action for these types of things, download the DVD here:
    http://www.linuxmint.com/ It's free.

    --
    Alias
     
  6. Death

    Death Flightless Bird

    Alias wrote:

    > On 09/05/2010 04:47 PM, Yousuf Khan wrote:
    >> On 05/09/2010 4:20 AM, Alias wrote:
    >>> On 09/05/2010 06:42 AM, Yousuf Khan wrote:
    >>>> Previously in Windows XP, I used to use the Win logo + L keys to switch
    >>>> out of an user account and login to another account. With Windows 7, it
    >>>> no longer takes you to the full user login screen, instead it just takes
    >>>> you to a current user re-login screen. You then have to click on
    >>>> additional menus to get to the full user login screen. Is there some way
    >>>> to get to the full-user login screen with a keyboard shortcut anymore?
    >>>>
    >>>> Yousuf Khan
    >>>
    >>> Use Ctrl+Alt+Del and you will be offered a menu which will include
    >>> switching users. You can also use Alt+F4 and you will be offered a drop
    >>> down menu.

    >>
    >> Not exactly what I was thinking of, as I wanted to avoid using the mouse
    >> completely, but I'll give it a try.
    >>
    >> Yousuf Khan

    >
    > Windows 7 is very mouse oriented in comparison to XP. If you want
    > keyboard action for these types of things, download the DVD here:
    > http://www.linuxmint.com/ It's free.
    >


    You'll still have to pick Windows 7 from the grub menu, so how that
    would help, I have no idear.

    --
    Vita brevis breviter in brevi finietur,
    Mors venit velociter quae neminem veretur.
     
  7. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    On 09/05/2010 05:50 PM, Death wrote:
    > Alias wrote:
    >
    >> On 09/05/2010 04:47 PM, Yousuf Khan wrote:
    >>> On 05/09/2010 4:20 AM, Alias wrote:
    >>>> On 09/05/2010 06:42 AM, Yousuf Khan wrote:
    >>>>> Previously in Windows XP, I used to use the Win logo + L keys to switch
    >>>>> out of an user account and login to another account. With Windows 7, it
    >>>>> no longer takes you to the full user login screen, instead it just takes
    >>>>> you to a current user re-login screen. You then have to click on
    >>>>> additional menus to get to the full user login screen. Is there some way
    >>>>> to get to the full-user login screen with a keyboard shortcut anymore?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Yousuf Khan
    >>>>
    >>>> Use Ctrl+Alt+Del and you will be offered a menu which will include
    >>>> switching users. You can also use Alt+F4 and you will be offered a drop
    >>>> down menu.
    >>>
    >>> Not exactly what I was thinking of, as I wanted to avoid using the mouse
    >>> completely, but I'll give it a try.
    >>>
    >>> Yousuf Khan

    >>
    >> Windows 7 is very mouse oriented in comparison to XP. If you want
    >> keyboard action for these types of things, download the DVD here:
    >> http://www.linuxmint.com/ It's free.
    >>

    >
    > You'll still have to pick Windows 7 from the grub menu, so how that
    > would help, I have no idear.
    >


    I don't let Grub get its grubby hands on my Windows install even though
    I have a dual boot with Windows. I use BSP to choose what hard drive to
    boot from. If Mint should come up with a Grub update or a kernel update,
    I power down and disconnect the Windows hard drive.

    How it would help is if he does the above or removes 7 in favor of Mint.

    --
    Alias
     
  8. Death

    Death Flightless Bird

    Alias wrote:

    > On 09/05/2010 05:50 PM, Death wrote:
    >> Alias wrote:
    >>
    >>> On 09/05/2010 04:47 PM, Yousuf Khan wrote:
    >>>> On 05/09/2010 4:20 AM, Alias wrote:
    >>>>> On 09/05/2010 06:42 AM, Yousuf Khan wrote:
    >>>>>> Previously in Windows XP, I used to use the Win logo + L keys to switch
    >>>>>> out of an user account and login to another account. With Windows 7, it
    >>>>>> no longer takes you to the full user login screen, instead it just takes
    >>>>>> you to a current user re-login screen. You then have to click on
    >>>>>> additional menus to get to the full user login screen. Is there some way
    >>>>>> to get to the full-user login screen with a keyboard shortcut anymore?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Yousuf Khan
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Use Ctrl+Alt+Del and you will be offered a menu which will include
    >>>>> switching users. You can also use Alt+F4 and you will be offered a drop
    >>>>> down menu.
    >>>>
    >>>> Not exactly what I was thinking of, as I wanted to avoid using the mouse
    >>>> completely, but I'll give it a try.
    >>>>
    >>>> Yousuf Khan
    >>>
    >>> Windows 7 is very mouse oriented in comparison to XP. If you want
    >>> keyboard action for these types of things, download the DVD here:
    >>> http://www.linuxmint.com/ It's free.
    >>>

    >>
    >> You'll still have to pick Windows 7 from the grub menu, so how that
    >> would help, I have no idear.
    >>

    >
    > I don't let Grub get its grubby hands on my Windows install even though
    > I have a dual boot with Windows. I use BSP to choose what hard drive to
    > boot from. If Mint should come up with a Grub update or a kernel update,
    > I power down and disconnect the Windows hard drive.
    >


    Just make sure when you install, to put grub on the same device as
    /root.
    My laptop is that way.
    Linux is on a usb drive.
    When not plugged in, Windows boots from the internal HDD.
    When the linux drive is pluged in, grub list Windows as a boot
    option,and any grub update is only written to the usb drive.


    > How it would help is if he does the above or removes 7 in favor of Mint.
    >


    You think he's insane?

    --
    Vita brevis breviter in brevi finietur,
    Mors venit velociter quae neminem veretur.
     
  9. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    On 09/05/2010 06:25 PM, Death wrote:
    > Alias wrote:
    >
    >> On 09/05/2010 05:50 PM, Death wrote:
    >>> Alias wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> On 09/05/2010 04:47 PM, Yousuf Khan wrote:
    >>>>> On 05/09/2010 4:20 AM, Alias wrote:
    >>>>>> On 09/05/2010 06:42 AM, Yousuf Khan wrote:
    >>>>>>> Previously in Windows XP, I used to use the Win logo + L keys to switch
    >>>>>>> out of an user account and login to another account. With Windows 7, it
    >>>>>>> no longer takes you to the full user login screen, instead it just takes
    >>>>>>> you to a current user re-login screen. You then have to click on
    >>>>>>> additional menus to get to the full user login screen. Is there some way
    >>>>>>> to get to the full-user login screen with a keyboard shortcut anymore?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Yousuf Khan
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Use Ctrl+Alt+Del and you will be offered a menu which will include
    >>>>>> switching users. You can also use Alt+F4 and you will be offered a drop
    >>>>>> down menu.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Not exactly what I was thinking of, as I wanted to avoid using the mouse
    >>>>> completely, but I'll give it a try.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Yousuf Khan
    >>>>
    >>>> Windows 7 is very mouse oriented in comparison to XP. If you want
    >>>> keyboard action for these types of things, download the DVD here:
    >>>> http://www.linuxmint.com/ It's free.
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> You'll still have to pick Windows 7 from the grub menu, so how that
    >>> would help, I have no idear.
    >>>

    >>
    >> I don't let Grub get its grubby hands on my Windows install even though
    >> I have a dual boot with Windows. I use BSP to choose what hard drive to
    >> boot from. If Mint should come up with a Grub update or a kernel update,
    >> I power down and disconnect the Windows hard drive.
    >>

    >
    > Just make sure when you install, to put grub on the same device as
    > /root.
    > My laptop is that way.


    No, it isn't.

    > Linux is on a usb drive.
    > When not plugged in, Windows boots from the internal HDD.
    > When the linux drive is pluged in, grub list Windows as a boot
    > option,and any grub update is only written to the usb drive.


    Grub doesn't appear for me unless I hit Esc and even then it won't show
    Windows as an option as I disconnected the Windows drive before
    installing Mint.

    >> How it would help is if he does the above or removes 7 in favor of Mint.
    >>

    >
    > You think he's insane?
    >


    No, of course not. You're insane.

    --
    Alias
     
  10. Death

    Death Flightless Bird

    Alias wrote:

    > On 09/05/2010 06:25 PM, Death wrote:
    >> Alias wrote:
    >>
    >>> On 09/05/2010 05:50 PM, Death wrote:
    >>>> Alias wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> On 09/05/2010 04:47 PM, Yousuf Khan wrote:
    >>>>>> On 05/09/2010 4:20 AM, Alias wrote:
    >>>>>>> On 09/05/2010 06:42 AM, Yousuf Khan wrote:
    >>>>>>>> Previously in Windows XP, I used to use the Win logo + L keys to switch
    >>>>>>>> out of an user account and login to another account. With Windows 7, it
    >>>>>>>> no longer takes you to the full user login screen, instead it just takes
    >>>>>>>> you to a current user re-login screen. You then have to click on
    >>>>>>>> additional menus to get to the full user login screen. Is there some way
    >>>>>>>> to get to the full-user login screen with a keyboard shortcut anymore?
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Yousuf Khan
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Use Ctrl+Alt+Del and you will be offered a menu which will include
    >>>>>>> switching users. You can also use Alt+F4 and you will be offered a drop
    >>>>>>> down menu.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Not exactly what I was thinking of, as I wanted to avoid using the mouse
    >>>>>> completely, but I'll give it a try.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Yousuf Khan
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Windows 7 is very mouse oriented in comparison to XP. If you want
    >>>>> keyboard action for these types of things, download the DVD here:
    >>>>> http://www.linuxmint.com/ It's free.
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> You'll still have to pick Windows 7 from the grub menu, so how that
    >>>> would help, I have no idear.
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> I don't let Grub get its grubby hands on my Windows install even though
    >>> I have a dual boot with Windows. I use BSP to choose what hard drive to
    >>> boot from. If Mint should come up with a Grub update or a kernel update,
    >>> I power down and disconnect the Windows hard drive.
    >>>

    >>
    >> Just make sure when you install, to put grub on the same device as
    >> /root.
    >> My laptop is that way.

    >
    > No, it isn't.
    >


    Yes it is, retard.
    Just because you don't understand sda from sdb doesn't mean I dont.

    >> Linux is on a usb drive.
    >> When not plugged in, Windows boots from the internal HDD.
    >> When the linux drive is pluged in, grub list Windows as a boot
    >> option,and any grub update is only written to the usb drive.

    >
    > Grub doesn't appear for me unless I hit Esc and even then it won't show
    > Windows as an option as I disconnected the Windows drive before
    > installing Mint.
    >
    >>> How it would help is if he does the above or removes 7 in favor of Mint.
    >>>

    >>
    >> You think he's insane?
    >>

    >
    > No, of course not. You're insane.
    >


    Cause I use MInt?
    Then so are you.

    --
    Vita brevis breviter in brevi finietur,
    Mors venit velociter quae neminem veretur.
     
  11. Frank

    Frank Flightless Bird

    On 9/5/2010 7:47 AM, Yousuf Khan wrote:
    > On 05/09/2010 4:20 AM, Alias wrote:
    >> On 09/05/2010 06:42 AM, Yousuf Khan wrote:
    >>> Previously in Windows XP, I used to use the Win logo + L keys to switch
    >>> out of an user account and login to another account. With Windows 7, it
    >>> no longer takes you to the full user login screen, instead it just takes
    >>> you to a current user re-login screen. You then have to click on
    >>> additional menus to get to the full user login screen. Is there some way
    >>> to get to the full-user login screen with a keyboard shortcut anymore?
    >>>
    >>> Yousuf Khan

    >>
    >> Use Ctrl+Alt+Del and you will be offered a menu which will include
    >> switching users. You can also use Alt+F4 and you will be offered a drop
    >> down menu.

    >
    > Not exactly what I was thinking of, as I wanted to avoid using the mouse
    > completely, but I'll give it a try.
    >
    > Yousuf Khan


    You don't need to use a mouse at all. Do Alt+F4, then use your keyboard
    arrows to navigate to desired setting, then use enter on selected command.
     
  12. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    On 9/5/2010 9:47 AM, Yousuf Khan wrote:
    > On 05/09/2010 4:20 AM, Alias wrote:
    >> On 09/05/2010 06:42 AM, Yousuf Khan wrote:
    >>> Previously in Windows XP, I used to use the Win logo + L keys to switch
    >>> out of an user account and login to another account. With Windows 7, it
    >>> no longer takes you to the full user login screen, instead it just takes
    >>> you to a current user re-login screen. You then have to click on
    >>> additional menus to get to the full user login screen. Is there some way
    >>> to get to the full-user login screen with a keyboard shortcut anymore?
    >>>
    >>> Yousuf Khan

    >>
    >> Use Ctrl+Alt+Del and you will be offered a menu which will include
    >> switching users. You can also use Alt+F4 and you will be offered a drop
    >> down menu.

    >
    > Not exactly what I was thinking of, as I wanted to avoid using the mouse
    > completely, but I'll give it a try.
    >
    > Yousuf Khan


    Mouse? CTRL+ALT+DEL, Down Arrow, Enter.

    OR Alt+F4, Up Arrow, Enter

    Don't need no steeenking mouse!! ;-)
     
  13. Yousuf Khan

    Yousuf Khan Flightless Bird

    On 9/5/2010 11:28 AM, Alias wrote:
    > Windows 7 is very mouse oriented in comparison to XP. If you want
    > keyboard action for these types of things, download the DVD here:
    > http://www.linuxmint.com/ It's free.
    >


    No thanks, you don't have to advocate for Linux with me, I'm already
    using Ubuntu. But that's a Linux and this is Windows, each has its own
    set of problems and no need to confuse them.

    Yousuf Khan
     
  14. Yousuf Khan

    Yousuf Khan Flightless Bird

    On 9/5/2010 1:32 PM, Frank wrote:
    > On 9/5/2010 7:47 AM, Yousuf Khan wrote:
    >> Not exactly what I was thinking of, as I wanted to avoid using the mouse
    >> completely, but I'll give it a try.
    >>
    >> Yousuf Khan

    >
    > You don't need to use a mouse at all. Do Alt+F4, then use your keyboard
    > arrows to navigate to desired setting, then use enter on selected command.


    Uh, maybe I'll modify what I just said, I wanted to avoid the mouse
    *and* use a single keyboard combo, like before.

    Besides, the Alt-F4 method won't work if you're sitting in anything
    other than the empty desktop. If you're sitting in some application,
    you'd close that application. So you'd have to click on the desktop with
    the mouse anyways.

    Yousuf Khan
     
  15. Yousuf Khan

    Yousuf Khan Flightless Bird

    On 9/5/2010 2:41 PM, Bob I wrote:
    > Mouse? CTRL+ALT+DEL, Down Arrow, Enter.
    >
    > OR Alt+F4, Up Arrow, Enter
    >
    > Don't need no steeenking mouse!! ;-)
    >


    Is there any kind of way of doing user-defined shortcut keys, where you
    could record a macro for example, that can be executed with one keystroke?

    Yousuf Khan
     
  16. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 07 Sep 2010 20:47:04 -0400, Yousuf Khan wrote:

    > On 9/5/2010 1:32 PM, Frank wrote:
    >> On 9/5/2010 7:47 AM, Yousuf Khan wrote:
    >>> Not exactly what I was thinking of, as I wanted to avoid using the mouse
    >>> completely, but I'll give it a try.
    >>>
    >>> Yousuf Khan

    >>
    >> You don't need to use a mouse at all. Do Alt+F4, then use your keyboard
    >> arrows to navigate to desired setting, then use enter on selected command.

    >
    > Uh, maybe I'll modify what I just said, I wanted to avoid the mouse
    > *and* use a single keyboard combo, like before.
    >
    > Besides, the Alt-F4 method won't work if you're sitting in anything
    > other than the empty desktop. If you're sitting in some application,
    > you'd close that application. So you'd have to click on the desktop with
    > the mouse anyways.
    >
    > Yousuf Khan


    Or use Alt-Tab.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
  17. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 07 Sep 2010 20:49:09 -0400, Yousuf Khan <bbbl67@yahoo.com>
    wrote:

    >On 9/5/2010 2:41 PM, Bob I wrote:
    >> Mouse? CTRL+ALT+DEL, Down Arrow, Enter.
    >>
    >> OR Alt+F4, Up Arrow, Enter
    >>
    >> Don't need no steeenking mouse!! ;-)
    >>

    >
    >Is there any kind of way of doing user-defined shortcut keys, where you
    >could record a macro for example, that can be executed with one keystroke?
    >
    > Yousuf Khan


    I've seen a good handful of macro recorders over the years, some free.
    As I recall, they can record input from the keyboard, mouse, or both,
    and then you'd assign a hotkey to the recorded macro.
     
  18. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 7 Sep 2010 17:55:46 -0700, "Gene E. Bloch"
    <not-me@other.invalid> wrote:

    >On Tue, 07 Sep 2010 20:47:04 -0400, Yousuf Khan wrote:
    >
    >> On 9/5/2010 1:32 PM, Frank wrote:
    >>> On 9/5/2010 7:47 AM, Yousuf Khan wrote:
    >>>> Not exactly what I was thinking of, as I wanted to avoid using the mouse
    >>>> completely, but I'll give it a try.
    >>>>
    >>>> Yousuf Khan
    >>>
    >>> You don't need to use a mouse at all. Do Alt+F4, then use your keyboard
    >>> arrows to navigate to desired setting, then use enter on selected command.

    >>
    >> Uh, maybe I'll modify what I just said, I wanted to avoid the mouse
    >> *and* use a single keyboard combo, like before.
    >>
    >> Besides, the Alt-F4 method won't work if you're sitting in anything
    >> other than the empty desktop. If you're sitting in some application,
    >> you'd close that application. So you'd have to click on the desktop with
    >> the mouse anyways.
    >>
    >> Yousuf Khan

    >
    >Or use Alt-Tab.


    Does that get you to the desktop in Win 7? In previous versions of
    Windows, Alt-Tab only cycles through the open application windows.
     
  19. R. C. White

    R. C. White Flightless Bird

    Hi, Yousuf.

    Am I missing something here? Why not just press Start, <Left>, <Left>,
    <Down>?

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX
    rc@grandecom.net
    Microsoft Windows MVP
    Windows Live Mail Version 2011 (Build 15.4.3002.0810)) in Win7 Ultimate x64


    "Yousuf Khan" wrote in message news:4c831fbf@news.bnb-lp.com...

    Previously in Windows XP, I used to use the Win logo + L keys to switch
    out of an user account and login to another account. With Windows 7, it
    no longer takes you to the full user login screen, instead it just takes
    you to a current user re-login screen. You then have to click on
    additional menus to get to the full user login screen. Is there some way
    to get to the full-user login screen with a keyboard shortcut anymore?

    Yousuf Khan
     
  20. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 7 Sep 2010 21:18:47 -0500, "R. C. White" <rc@grandecom.net>
    wrote:

    >Hi, Yousuf.
    >
    >Am I missing something here? Why not just press Start, <Left>, <Left>,
    ><Down>?
    >
    >RC


    Maybe his keyboard is like mine; i.e., missing the Start key? :)
     

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