Keyboard Shortcut to access menu bar- In particular, "Users Login" in top right.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by nip848, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. nip848 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Firstly, please let me say I have checked the Apple Support page on Keyboard Shortcuts http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1343 and the MacRumors Forums/Guide but it doesn't seem to list what I need.

    Let me explain the problem. I have multiple users on my iMac. The Apple Bluetooth Mouse gets turned off after use to save battery (the iMac gets heavy usage, 12 hours a day minimum). Now, it is great that Apple have included the login menu on the top right, to allow quick user switches. However, on many occasions when I am in a rush, I need to switch to my user account quickly, but am left waiting anything from 10-30 seconds for the Mouse to connect.

    Is there a keyboard shortcut to allow quick user switching, or to allow me to highlight the top menu bar so that I can scroll across to Users, and select my account from the drop down?

    Please note I know I can press Shift-Command-Q to log out, but this defeats the purpose of the quick switching as it takes longer, I know this isn't a major gripe, but when its happening to me everyday it can become frustrating!
     
  2. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    First hit on a google search found this. I haven't tried any of the ideas in that article.

    Another thing to try would be getting a different mouse. I have the apple magic pad and don't have this long wakeup lag you speak of. Battery life has been really good also.
     
  3. nip848 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for that, some of them seem a bit more technical than I was hoping for with scripts etc but will see if any can help. Hopefully they will work the same on Lion as they all reference Snow Leopard which if i remember correctly had a slightly different setup.

    I have the Apple Magic Mouse, which in my eyes should be the quickest mouse i would've thought.
     
  4. ScoobyMcDoo, Oct 27, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2011

    ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    Sometimes on an initial powerup, my magic pad takes a little while to connect, but I find that if i click it instead of just swiping it it connects faster. I've never had a magic mouse, but if it has a mechanical click, perhaps that would give it a better kick in the seat to get connected.
     

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