If you've started another session for another user, Ctrl+Alt+F7, Ctrl+Alt+F8, Ctrl+Alt+F9, etc will move you back and forth between the various users screens. You may have to enter a password, if the individual sessions are locked when shifting from one to the other.
Thanks for the response - it is appreciated.
However, I wasn't looking for a hot-key to switch between multiple sessions, but rather for a generally simpler way to switch between multiple sessions each for a different user - even if that means turning off multiple sessions for a single user. My family a far from power users, and telling them to use "Switch User" to return to the login screen so their brother can take over, and having them use the identical method to resume a session as start one will avoid much hassle for us.
I understand that PCLOS may not permit this, but I was hoping there was a relatively simple way to make it so; after general googling and searching these forums, I wasn't able to find anything useful.
EDIT: I should probably add, I am using the Full Monty PCLOS.
You are not being very clear in stating what you desire.
The whole point of the Ctrl+Alt+F<whatever>
session switching is to have individual sessions for different users
. Right now, on Ctrl+Alt+F8
I have my desktop
, all my user documents are present, and quite a few applications are running. If I press Ctrl+Alt+F9
I am on fred's desktop
, with his documents and folders present, and a completly different set of applications running, etc. Each time you use the Switch User
option, you are not being "returned"
to the login screen, you are initialing a totally new login session
for the second user
. If a third user
needs a short session, again Switch User
will start a third session
, at the login screen, so that user can log in. All three sessions, for three different users
, will remain running
, each on its own virtual screen
, reachable by the Ctrl+Alt+F<whatever>
toggling method, until such time as each user
individually logs out
, or the machine is shut down
. When the third user logs out, after doing whatever he needed to do, the other two sessions still remain present, with each individual's open apps still on their desktop, just as they left them.
What I have just described, has been the way Linux Switch User
has always worked, at least for the ~13 years I've been using it.