Keep processes running in one account while logging into another?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by netdog, May 30, 2006.

  1. netdog macrumors 603

    netdog

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    I am processing a bunch of audio files in iTunes in my iPod account on my 10.4.6 Intel iMac, and want to log back into my main user account to use my email program etc. without disrupting the conversion process going on in the iPod account. Is there a way to do this in OS X?
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    System Preferences -> Accounts -> Login Options -> Check Enable Fast User Switching. (I prefer it at View as Icon ;))
     
  3. netdog thread starter macrumors 603

    netdog

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    I found the answer to my own question when I stumbled upon "Fast User Switching", an option that works like a charm.

    For anybody who has read this thread because they are curious, it can be Fast User Switching can be set by opening System Preferences, Accounts, and selecting Login Option in the column on the left beneath the Account Names.
     
  4. netdog thread starter macrumors 603

    netdog

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    Thanks, I was just posting as you posted the correct answer. I didn't know about "View As Icon" though. Cheers!
     

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