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Create A Switch User Shortcut On The Desktop


If you only have the one computer at home as a shared device, whereby other users such as your children utilize It quite often, It's good practice to create dedicated standard user accounts for each family member. As such, they'll have their own files, apps and configure settings according to their needs. Wouldn't It be great, If you could switch between accounts with a double-click of the mouse? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a Switch User shortcut on the desktop.


Sure, there are a number of ways to switch between accounts, such as using the Windows 10 Start Menu, or hitting the Windows + L keys on your keyboard to bring up the Lock Screen and select the account thereafter. However, this Is not always convenient- particularly If you have elderly parents who're new to the world of technology.

Nothing beats accessibility via a simple double-click of the mouse, and I will demonstrate how to do this, by creating a Switch User shortcut on your PC's desktop. The process Is extremely simple, so without further delay, let's get this tutorial started.

Step One:

Firstly, navigate to your computer's desktop, right-click on a blank area and select New > Shortcut as shown below.


Step Two:

Next, In the Type the location of the Item field, enter the following command.
%windir%\System32\tsdiscon.exe

Then hit Next to move forward.


Step Three:

Now you need to give your shortcut a name. It can be anything you like. For the purpose of this tutorial, I've named mine Switch Users. When you've applied yours, click Finish to finalize the process.


Step Four:

I've now navigated to my desktop, and as you can see, the Switch User shortcut has been successfully created. Let's make sure It's functional by double-clicking It.


Last Step:

As expected, It's switched to the Windows 10 login screen, with the user accounts readily available.


Final Thoughts:

It doesn't get any easier than this, does It? The good thing about this Implementation, Is that the Switch User shortcut Is not dedicated to the desktop per se. You can basically copy & paste It to just about any directory you like, and use It thereafter- which Is certainly convenient for those who're not familiar with the Windows 10 operating system and It's features.



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