Fast User Switching OSX El Capitan

If you have multiple users on your Mac then the chances are you would like to have the ability to switch between users. Recently making the switch from a Windows laptop to a Macbook Pro this was one of my first stumbling blocks.

Enable Fast User Switching

The first thing you should do is verify that Fast User Switching is enabled this can be done in the following steps.

  1. Go to System Preferences

  2. Go to Users & Groups

  3. Click the lock to unlock, which will allows changes to be made (will be prompted for password)

  4. Select Login Options

  5. Ensure that show fast user switching menu is enabled

  6. Select current User in Menu bar top right

  7. Choose the user to switch to =)