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  • Question

  • 1. Sound Issues:

    a. Why when using "switch user" does sound continue on the next users account.

    b. Why when altering volume controls does it affect the next logged on user.

    c. Offensive messages can be left by renaming the Volume control, again the next logged on user is affected.

    2. Screen Settings

    a. Why when changing screen resolutions / screen flipping on one users account, it affects the next logged on user.



    • Edited by atwelk Wednesday, June 4, 2014 10:48 AM Pluralisation
    Wednesday, June 4, 2014 10:39 AM

Answers

  • Hi!

    To answer you questions short;

    1

    a. The other account is still active, just locked, so all applications will continue to run. This is why the sound is continuing. (Same as if you play music and just lock your computer)

    b. This is a computer setting, not a user setting, so that's the reason

    c. Same as above, this affects the system, not the single user that is signed on.

    2.

    a. Same as above, these settings are set on the system, not on the user.

    Hope this helps!

    Best regards
    Andreas Molin


    Andreas Molin | Site: www.guidestomicrosoft.com | Twitter: andreas_molin

    • Marked as answer by Michael_LS Thursday, June 19, 2014 1:56 AM
    Wednesday, June 4, 2014 10:54 AM

All replies

  • Hi!

    To answer you questions short;

    1

    a. The other account is still active, just locked, so all applications will continue to run. This is why the sound is continuing. (Same as if you play music and just lock your computer)

    b. This is a computer setting, not a user setting, so that's the reason

    c. Same as above, this affects the system, not the single user that is signed on.

    2.

    a. Same as above, these settings are set on the system, not on the user.

    Hope this helps!

    Best regards
    Andreas Molin


    Andreas Molin | Site: www.guidestomicrosoft.com | Twitter: andreas_molin

    • Marked as answer by Michael_LS Thursday, June 19, 2014 1:56 AM
    Wednesday, June 4, 2014 10:54 AM
  • All these so called system settings should surely be preferences. Is this the same in Windows 8 as well?


    • Edited by atwelk Wednesday, June 4, 2014 11:56 AM Grammar
    Wednesday, June 4, 2014 11:56 AM
  • It's the same in Windows 8 yes.

    //Andreas


    Andreas Molin | Site: www.guidestomicrosoft.com | Twitter: andreas_molin

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014 12:23 PM