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How does one switch users in Unity? (i.e., in the GUI, not sudo.)

I really want to launch another X session using a different WM, without abandoning the current one.

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Simply click on Second Icon from right (Session Indicator) on Unity panel and Select "Switch User Account".

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Now if only I had that button. –  Thanatos May 21 '12 at 19:56
    
@Thanatos Follow this answer to reinstall it. “Session Menu” and “Me Menu” are missing after upgrade –  Basharat Sialvi May 21 '12 at 19:59

Go to the top right hand corner of the screen and click on your user name to trigger the drop-down menu of options, then click on Switch User.

That's how I do it on my laptop with 12.04.

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In a terminal:

sudo apt-get install xfswitch-plugin

Or via Software Center:

Install via the software center

I saw that on How can I switch users from within XFCE?

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