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user name does not appear in Fast User Switching dropdown

After migrating to a new SSD on my Mac Pro 5,1 running ElCapitan, my user name does not appear in the Fast User Switching dropdown menu (on the right side of the menu bar); nor does my user name ...
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How to switch user quickly, on Mojave?

There are two users enabled and used at the same time. Usually I need to click via mouse the username in the top bar, choose the username2, type in the password. Am wondering if there's a quicker way....
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Fast user switching broken after 10.14.6 update

Previous to this update, I could have as many concurrent logins as I wanted, switching easily between them using the menu available at the top-right of my screen. I could simply click the user I ...
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Is there a shortcut to "Switch User" from the Lock Screen in macOS Mojave?

Let's say you lock your screen with Command + Control Q. Now, you want to log in as a different user, without using the mouse. It seems that this is possible if you press Shift Tab twice, followed by ...
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How to disable switching user with Touch ID?

So here is a hypothetic scenario: I'm at work presenting something to a colleague and we are both looking at my screen, when suddenly I have to access a service that requires a password. I use ...
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Log out from user switching menu

Can I move or copy the "Log Out" item from the Apple Menu to the fast user switching menu at the right side of the menu bar? It seems a much more appropriate place for it. I'm running El Captain 10....
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MacOS freezes for a few seconds then logout?

This question is related to one I asked before, OSX freezes and logs me out when switching workspaces, it doesn't happen everytime and it's not consistant? I did track the logs this time but ...
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I keep getting logged out when I switch users

I'm running macOS 12.12.3 (Sierra). I keep getting logged out when I try to switch users, both doing fast user switching and going back to the login menu and then logging in. It's incredibly ...
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OS X slow after switching users

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro running OS X Yosemite with 4GB of RAM and 200+ GB of disk space. After switching users, the user who has just logged in is slow. Waiting several minutes or dropping to ...
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"Logout user after (x) minutes of inactivity..." not actually logging out users

On my network when a user is auto-logged-out, this feature seems to just activate fast-user-switching, Is that what it is supposed to do? I am talking about the setting, as seen below in El Capitain,...
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Wrap workspace switching?

Is there a setting that would allow me to wrap workspace switching? For example, what would I have to do to make it so that if I kept switching left I would eventually end up where I started. I'm ...
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Command-line tool to check if current user has the desktop?

Is there a way, via the command line, to check if the current user has the desktop? That is, if I run a shell script in a window, I want to be able to tell (in the script) if the user has switched to ...
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Disable screen blur on fast user switching in Yosemite

Anyone aware of a way to customize the appearance of the screen during fast user switching? I'd like to disable the background blur to make it look more like it did in Mavericks.
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How can I stop windows from being resized on fast-user-switch?

I am on Mac OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks). I have a late 2013 MacBook Pro running in clamshell mode with an external 27 inch Apple monitor attached to it. I am logged in with two users, A and B. When I do ...
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