How to Enable or Disable Fast User Switching in Windows 11

The Fast User Switching feature allows you to switch quickly between user accounts and allows one user to remain logged in while another logs in.

Let’s see the steps to enable and disable this feature on Windows 11.

How to Enable or Disable Fast User Switching using Local Group Policy Editor

Here are the steps:

Open local group policy editor.

Navigate to the Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Logon.

Then double-click “Hide entry points for Fast User Switching” in the right pane.

Select Enabled to disable Fast User Switching. To enable it, select Not Configured or Disabled.

Hit the OK button.

Restart your PC.

That’s all.

How to Enable or Disable Fast User Switching using Registry Editor

Here are the steps:

Open Registry Editor. I suggest a Registry backup before continuing.

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Policies > System.

Right-click on the blank space in the right pane.

Select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Enter HideFastUserSwitching as a name and then press the Enter key.

Double-click it and enter 1 (to disable) or 0 (to enable) in the Value data field.

Hit the OK button.

That’s it.

Note: To enable Fast User Switching, you can also remove the DWORD you created above.

Thanks for reading.


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