Re: Missing KDE "Switch user" command in Stretch
On Sat 04 Nov 2017 at 23:39:40 (+0000), Roger Lynn wrote:
> On 29/10/17 23:50, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > On Sunday, October 29, 2017 12:45:34 PM Roger Lynn wrote:
> >> So does nobody here use KDE?
> > Just to not leave that questions unanswered, I use KDE, and I suspect many
> > others do, but:
> > (1) My everyday machine is still using Wheezy, and
> > (2) I haven't ever had occasion to use switch user from the desktop (I do
> > use su at the command line)--but I can see where it might be useful to have
> > something like an anonymous "account" to surf the web (I mean, one different
> > than your everyday userid, email address, etc.)
> I presume it's mainly useful when you have several users of a computer. I'm
> struggling to imagine why you would need it if you were the only user.
This system currently has 40 system users (UID < 1000) so that the
subsystems can't poke around in places where they have no business.
Similarly, when I surf the web, I see no reason to allow the browser
to have access to my own account. And when I have to read HTML emails,
I use a text browser that can't see links outside localhost.
Perhaps take a look at