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How to Switch User when screen is locked? - (SOLVED)
« on: March 28, 2019, 11:50:12 am »
My wife and I share this computer. When my  screen locks, there is no way for my  wife to login. I have to log in my session, click switch user, and then she can log in. Is there a way to enable this from the lock screen?
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Re: How to Switch User when screen is locked?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2019, 01:03:01 pm »
Hi theedude, and welcome to the forum :)

The easiest solution would probably be to install light-locker and light-locker-settings
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sudo apt-get install light-locker light-locker-settings
then REBOOT (so it takes over fully from i3lock).

Light-Locker drops you to the login screen when the system locks.
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root' .. logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

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Re: How to Switch User when screen is locked?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2019, 01:12:10 pm »
Thanks, I'll try that here in a bit.

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Re: How to Switch User when screen is locked?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2019, 02:44:11 pm »
Thanks. That worked perfectly.

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Re: How to Switch User when screen is locked?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2019, 04:15:46 pm »
You're most welcome :)

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