Multiple User Setup Recommendations?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by BigMac3, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. BigMac3 macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2012
    I'm picking up my iMac :) tomorrow and was wondering what everyone else does in setting them up for multiple users at home?

    My wife and I both have iPhones and separate Apple IDs. We also are both amateur photographers and would both want to use iPhoto. I would also use Lightroom.

    I know one option is separate user accounts. On the PC, we found having to switch accounts pretty slow and unwieldy. Also, the iPhone won't synch unless the respective account is logged in.

    Is switching accounts any easier on the iMac? Are there any other configuration options that make sense? It seems to get pretty tricky to use just one account when the iCloud is involved and pulls in photostreams, etc.

    All suggestions, tips, tricks and sharing what works for you are welcome!
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Switching accounts on a Mac is very easy... just turn on fast user switching.
  3. flynz4 macrumors 68040

    Aug 9, 2009
    Portland, OR
    We use fast user switching... and it is indeed very fast. I would still prefer my own machine... but sharing a computer with different login accounts is easily manageable.


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