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The menu has options to lock the screen, log out and shutdown, but there isn't an option that allows me to switch to a different user. Is there another way to do that or, even better, is there a way to add that option to the global menu? I am using Ubuntu 11.10.

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

One suggestion is to create either a favourite shortcut in the main menu or a panel shortcut.

To do this, use alacarte to create a shortcut to the command gdmflexiserver

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Logout and login

Then search for your shortcut:

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Right-click the menu item and choose one of the options as shown.

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Very helpful, thanks. – the_midget_17 Feb 9 '12 at 22:05

on linux mint 13 cinnamon there's a "New Login" program go to Menu --> search "new login" --> enter it should open the mdm login window

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