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Windows® 8.1 Inside Out by Tony Northrup

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Chapter 18. Managing users and Family Safety

Each person in your home should have their own user account, and each time they use a PC, they should sign in to that account. Signing off or switching users takes a couple of clicks, literally: from the Start screen, click your picture and then click Sign Out or select a different account. That inconvenience is outweighed by many benefits:

  • Personalization. Each user account can use its own colors, Start screen arrangement, web bookmarks, and more.

  • Privacy. Each user’s files, apps, browsing history, and bookmarks can be kept separate.

  • Security. The first account you create is an administrator account and is allowed ...

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