just brew it! wrote:
Objection to your objection! (To the first condition, not the second.)
IMO fast user switching is just a bad idea in general. Furthermore, with so many people using their mobile devices as their primary means of accessing the internet, shared desktop PCs and leaving multiple users logged in is less important/useful than it was anyway. TBH I don't know anyone who even uses the feature.
me! and I know a few others, even my MIL, who have it set up this way.
When there's a family desktop machine, you can either have arguments ... or you enable user switching. IME.
The other solution is you all have a computer each, but I at least wouldn't get that past the sniff test from the budget side unless they were £200 crap laptops, and then I'd have another problem. I also wouldn't try because it would invite discussion of why we need to have a desktop and a chunk of a room allocated to housing (desking?) the beast with the Vega 56 and a 27" 144 Hz Freesync monitor when it's now single-user...
IME, user switching is a godsend, nowadays more than ever because everyone has their own cloud stuff (iCloud, music library, Steam library ...) and so each individual having an account is necessary. YMMV, ofc!
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