David – much respect for your abilities and contributions.
But we’re not using Windows wrong. How we use Windows is just fine. That proposed cure is a bigger pain than the existing Zwift shortcoming. Zwift is the only application we use with a problem here.
Every other application, for which we care to maintain separate data on this PC, stores that data either locally or in the cloud by the application account, not by the Windows account.
Zwift even does that for most data – your points, your level, your avatar, your bike, wheels, kit, socks, shoes, glasses, headwear, your achievements, your current challenge participation, the events you’ve registered for, your ride history, your critical power curve, your physical characteristics, your links to Strava and other online services. Those are all always part of the Zwift user account. None of those are confused by the Windows login in use.
Zwift just ought to add your workout progress to the data they store for that particular user. That’s part of a implementing a feature request that’s been voiced more than once on this site – workout planning, scheduling and tracking within Zwift. Here I’m just suggesting that Zwift ought to do one part of that – remembering the last workout you did, by user, not by PC.
I previously mentioned PerfPro as an example. It saves everything I mentioned by rider, not by Windows login. And it remembers the user’s sensors as well. Zwift, by contrast, doesn’t remember that we’ve all used the same cadence sensor every one of the hundreds of times we’ve ridden using that PC. Spin up the crank to wake the signal transmissions and then it’s fine, sure. But it’s a needless, though short, nuisance at the beginning of every ride. All the several other Windows training apps we’ve used just remember and default to receiving signals from the last cadence sensor that rider used. I believe the others’ workflow in this little feature is better than Zwift’s.
I note that “Remember connected device setting” was recommended in March 2015, if not before. From a Computrainer user: “It would be very handy if the software remembered your last hardware setup and would automatically use it unless you selected ‘redetect’.” I’m re-recommending that request from Curt.