Logging in and out and switching users

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These instructions apply only to staff computers. IT station and classroom computers can be logged in with only one username at a time.

Typically, staff computers are used by only one user. Windows computers remember the most recent user but, in addition, a temporary login, i.e. switching the user temporarily, can be performed in staff computers.

These instructions describe logging in and out and switching users in staff computers.

Separate instructions for operating systems:

Windows 7

Logging in

  • Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete to open the login page.
  • If you see your username in the window:
    • Enter your password in the Password field.
    • Finally, click the arrow button or press Enter.
  • If you see someone else's username in the window:
    • Click Switch User.
    • In the window that opens, select Other User.

     

  • Enter your username in the User name field.
  • Enter your password in the Password field.
  • Finally, click the arrow button or press Enter.


     

 

Changing the user

You can log in to someone else's computer temporarily, for instance, to quickly check your e-mails.

Remember to finally log out with.

Start by clicking Start. Click the arrow next to the Shut down button to open a menu and select Switch user. Alternatively, the previous user can log off by pressing Windows + L.

 

  • The login page opens. Start by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del and select Other User in the window that opens.
     

     

  • Log in normally with your own credentials by entering your username and password.
  • After you are done, click the arrow again next to the Shut down button in the Start menu and select Log off.
     


     

  • You have been logged out. You are directed back to the login page. The next user can log in.
     

Logging out:

  • Click Start in the left bottom of the window.
  • Click the arrow next to the Shut down button.
  • In the window that opens, choose Log off.
     


     

Mac

You can switch users temporarily on centrally maintained Mac computers.

  • Click the human figure in the top bar and select Login window... in the opening menu.
     

     

  • In the login page from the top bar you can also see which usernames are logged in (see above image).
  • You are directed to the login page where you can enter the credentials of another user. Finally, click Enter.