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Will I be able to choose a specific Google account at boot? Or change user without rebooting?

There are a few ongoing threads on the Chrome Browser forums regarding access to multiple gmail accounts, is this resolved in Chrome OS?

My scenario will be:
  • two or more unique users
  • three or more wifi locations
I don't think I would need concurrent access to multiple users but It would be great if I could share my Google space allotment among all accounts. (I know, not an OS issue)
 

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I think it was an unboxing video which answered some of those questions for me:

1)there is a pull-down menu letting you pick how to connect - different wifi locations are listed there alongside the 3g card
2)a brief hold of the power button logs you out, iirc, and you can log in as a different user or as a guest. to power off or reboot it takes another brief holding of the power button. I think the second power button press is required since when you close the machine it goes to sleep where the battery probably lasts for days, so most of the time you would just log out and close up.
3)when you start up it shows you a graphical log-in screen, guest as an option after any accounts you created

I do not know about sharing the google space allotment or the threads about going to multiple gmail acounts with a single chromebook account.
 

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the info isnt stored onto the laptop itself so i believe you can have as many accounts as possible, its like loging into your psn or xbox live account.
 

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Ben is right. The idea of drop down menu to select available Wifi is exactly the available option, apart from other various options.
 

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I very rarely let anyone on my laptop, unless absolutely necessary, so I am not really concerned about additional users. Now, if it were a PC, that might be different...
 

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This is something I have been wondering about too. I will probably be the main user but I would like to have a profile that guests could use as well.
 

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There's a builtin Guest account. It's like Incognito mode (private browsing) in the regular Chrome browser. Everything that Guest did is deleted on logout.
 

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Hey guys,

As I understand it, you will login to your computer, and instantly it will sync your settings with the cloud. If you choose, you can have multiple logins per computer, or you can have just 1. You can also choose the option to create a guest account (which will have no access to your cloud-settings, email, files, etc.)

Ultimately, with Chromebook you can do whatever you need access-wise.

As a further bonus, if you happen to travel without your Chromebook, but need to access it, you could hypothetically login to ANY chromebook and it would look/act just like it was your own :) Cloud Computing at its best!
 

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Thank you for the information about the guest log in. I'm excited to hear that. I am starting to like it more and more as I get more information about it!
 
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