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I want to quickly switch user accounts with a shortcut combination, something similar how a session can be ended by Ctrl + Alt + Del or locking the screen by Ctrl + Alt + L ?

(I'm using Unity, 11.10)

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In the latest Ubuntu LTR (18.04 - bionic) I've noticed that you can use CTRL+ALT+F2 / CTRL+ALT+F3 for instance to directly switch to the session of connected users. I'm not sure if it works for users without a current session nor if it extends to other TTYs as more users are connected...

There is also CTRL+ALT+F1 to display the login screen with all users listed.

Although those TTY used to be terminals I have to admit this is quite useful now that many people mainly work on a GUI...

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You can open the settings for shortcuts: System -> Preferences -> Keyboard Shortcuts and add a custom shortcut to start the gdmflexiserver. After that you can switch with the shortcuts strg+alt+F7 and strg+alt+F8

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