Originally Posted by johnsfine
I remember being confused by that dialog in KDE and doing the wrong thing, with the results you describe. But when I looked closer at the choices I understood what to do.
There is a way to switch users such that the session you switched from is locked and needs a password to get back (useful when you lend the computer to a family member etc. in the middle of a session).
There is another way to switch users such that you can then freely switch back and forth with ctrl+Alt+f keys.
At the moment, I forget all the details. If no one gives a better answer by the time I'm back to my Linux computer, I'll update this to a better answer.
Thats what I am going through, I manged to chnage something and reconfigure setting so now whne I click switch user a pop up opens and it shows a choice for new session, so in effect it opns a new session, if my alternate user my spouse is logged in then it would show her log in, but then it starts a new session for me each time, the screen goes white then prompts a password to unlock user.
I am sure there is a simple way to do this, the problem with the CTRL +ALT+Fkeys is that at the moment a lot of my shortcut keys don't seem to be working correctly, other thna CTRL+ALT +f1 /F7 so I would love to find a way to alos get my shortcut keys to work properly.