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Old 11-11-2005, 01:53 AM   #1
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Disable "switch user" in KDE


Anybody knows how I can disable te switch user function in KDE 3.4? Just read some other posts about enabling switch user but these were most about adding lines in the /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers. Mine just got 1 line:
:0 local /usr/X11R6/bin/X
So Im not able to remove lines..
BTW Im running FC3

Thanks in advance
Old 11-12-2005, 10:57 AM   #2
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The switch user function is actually very useful. My wife and I share the home computer and both use Evolution for email. All of my accounts are on my login account and my wife's are on her login account.

Before discovering switch user, she had to close down all of my open programs, and logout and then back in so she could check her email. I would then have to do the same to get back to my programs.

Now we can both login without affecting each other (apart from no sound on the second logged in user???).

If you don't want the option, why not just remove it from K Menu, with the menu editor?
Old 11-18-2005, 09:20 AM   #3
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Im using mine at workplace and dont want no messing with it when the screensaver's active. Found a solution: boot the system in runlevel 3 ; this way KDM wont load and the switch user option is gone...

Old 11-18-2005, 09:26 AM   #4
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i would be nice to permanitly remove this item from the menu so switching to init 3 wont be necessary, i tryed this option and it seemed slightly buggy yet faster than a normal logoff to switch users...


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