I have adorable children. Yes, I know I'm biased. Yes, I know that one is 19 and past the point of adorable. Yes, I know that the 10-year-old suffers from crooked teeth and permanently sticky hands. Still, adorable. I love them both dearly, BUT when it comes to using my computer, I feel the need to draw the line (it's pretty adorable, too, as a matter of fact).
The solution for the 19-year-old was to set him up his own account on my device, which was really a pain if he forgot to sign out because, hey, those seconds do add up! For the 10-year-old, it was easier to just set him up in Firefox or Safari because, even though I know you can sign in to multiple accounts in Chrome, it always seems to confuse other sites, like Nearpod, where I sign in with my Google account, because it wouldn't know which of the two signed-in accounts I wanted to use! Ah . . . first world problems.
Then, about a month ago, I noticed a new "thing" in my Chrome window. Up there in the top-right corner, I saw my name. What used to be there? Hmmmm. I'm pretty sure it was a little face. Or maybe it was my face. I don't remember. But suddenly, there was my name. What did it do? What was it for? A button, perhaps??
Well it turns out, that if you are a Chrome user, YOU WANT TO CLICK ON THAT BUTTON. Those sticky 10-year-old hands will still be a problem, but no more switching between computer user accounts, and forget Firefox - you can now manage multiple users in Chrome!
Plus, now you have an excuse to use of one of my favorite keyboard shortcuts:
command + ~ = toggle between open windows within a program
Off to wash my hands and oversee the brushing of an adorable set of crooked teeth!