Can you log on 2 ID's on a OS X machine at once?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by markw10, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. markw10 macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2006
    I just purchased a Mac Mini and have created two user ID's on it, one for me and another for my fiancee so that we can have our desktop arranged as we desire, our own mail accounts, etc.
    The problem I'm having is it seems I can't log on both at the same time. I can log on one ID but to change to the other it seems I have to select Logoff from the top Apple menu and then log on the other ID. I have used Windows XP in the past and know I was able to have two ID's logged on at once and could switch between them. Is there a way to do this on OS X?
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Enable Fast User Switching in System Preferences. It's in the Accounts pane...then click your admin account, enter your password, and click Login Items to get to the proper page.

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