If you are someone who constantly has to switch users on Windows 10 to get their work done, it sometimes becomes really difficult for users to Switch back to another user account using just one method. But when you introduce multiple methods to do the same thing, the user gets some options which help them stick to a single method which is really comfortable for them. We will be listing about 5 simple methods in order to Switch Users on Windows 10 and will leave it up to the reader in the end to choose the one which is the most comfortable for them.
How to Switch Users on Windows 10
We will be taking a look at the following 5 ways in detail:
- Using the Start Menu.
- Using the WINKEY Combinations.
- Using CTRL + ALT + DELETE.
- Using the Task Manager.
- Using ALT + F4.
1] Using the Start Menu
Start Menu is one of the most useful components of Windows 10. Even a Start Button on the Taskbar is something that really matters as we saw it returning on Windows 8.1 from Windows 8.
You can use the Start Menu to switch users on Windows 10. Click on the Start button on the Taskbar or press the WINKEY on the keyboard.
Then click on the Account Picture on the leftmost column on the Start Menu and click on the user that you want to switch to.
Voila! You are done. All you need to do is follow the onscreen instructions.
2] Using the WINKEY Combinations
Another way to switch to a different user is to get on the lock screen.
If you have a dedicated button to get on to the lock screen, you can just hit that to get on the lock screen get switched to another account.
Else, if your keyboard does not have a dedicated button, you can use the WINKEY+L button combination on any computer to get to the lock screen to switch to a different.
3] Using CTRL + ALT + DELETE
You might remember hitting the CTRL + ALT + DELETE everytime your computer used to freeze as some nasty program used to mess up all the resources.
That used to launch the Task Manager and let you kill any task that use to decrease the performance of your computer.
But this option has evolved since you might have last used it.
Now you can Lock your computer, Switch User, Sign out, Change a password and get to the Task Manager along with some buttons for Power and Network, and more.
Use can select the appropriate options to get the switch to another user account on your computer.
4] Using the Task Manager
In case you are already signed in at the background to another User Account, you have another trick.
Although, it is worth noting that is an option can also be used to connect to different users on the same server in many other alternative ways.
Just open the Task Manager and switch to the tab labeled as Users.
Right click on your preferred user account name listing and select Switch user account.
5] Use ALT + F4
Just like the CTRL + ALT + DELETE button combination, the ALT + F4 option has evolved as well.
You can just the ALT + F4 button combination and select Switch User from the drop down and hit the Enter key on your keyboard to Switch to another User account on your computer.
- On the Windows 10 login Screen, you will see the option to switch users on the bottom left corner.
- You can also create a Desktop Shortcut to Switch User.