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How to Lock or Sign out and Switch User on Windows 11

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Hello everyone, in this article we will show you how to lock or log out and switch users in Windows 11. If you have multiple user accounts on your Windows 11 computer, including Microsoft online accounts and local accounts, you can smoothly switch users in Windows 11 without loss of applications, cards or useful data. This is especially handy if you have parental controls set up in Windows 11 and need to switch between a parent and child account. You can easily switch user accounts without signing out, and there are several ways to do this. In this article, we will give you step-by-step instructions on how to switch users in Windows 11.

A window is a separate display area on a computer screen in a system that allows multiple display areas as part of a graphical user interface (GUI). Windows are managed by a window manager as part of the window system. The size of the window can usually be changed by the user. For example, it can be expanded, minimized, maximized and closed on both sides. With today’s multitasking operating systems, you can have multiple windows on the screen at the same time and work with each window whenever you want. In this article, we will talk about how to lock or log out and switch users in Windows 11.

Steps to lock or log out and switch user in Windows 11

Switch user accounts from the Windows lock screen

  • First, you need to move to the Windows lock screen. If you have just started the system, the lock screen will be the first window that appears for login. If you’re already signed in, you can enable the lock screen by pressing Windows + L. Clicking anywhere on the lock screen will take you to the login window.
  • If you have multiple accounts in Windows 11, you will see a list of all available accounts in the lower left corner of the login window.
  • Click on an available account and log in using the appropriate credentials to log in to that account.
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    How to lock your Windows 11 PC using Task Manager

  • Go to the Start menu search bar, type “task manager” and select the best match.
  • Go to the Users tab, click on the account you’re locked out of, and select Disconnect.
  • A confirmation pop-up will appear. Click Disconnect User and your computer will finally be locked.
  • Sign out of Windows 11 using the Start menu

  • The easiest way to sign out of Windows 11 is through the Start menu.
  • Press the Start button on the taskbar or the Windows key on the keyboard to bring up the Start menu.
  • Then click or tap your profile name in the lower left corner of the window. Select Logout from the menu that appears. No further confirmation is required.
  • Final words

    We hope you enjoy our article on how to lock or sign out and switch users in Windows 11. Most of us have to share a computer with family members or office colleagues. In this situation, you have multiple users using the same computer for different purposes. Each user account has its own permissions, applications and relevant content that apply to that account.

    Originally posted 2022-09-12 07:34:10.

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