How to Sign out & Create windows 10 logoff shortcut?

How do I log off in Windows 10?, this is the most common question we have heard since Microsoft introduced her last version of windows on 29 July 2015. if you’re a new user or just upgrading from Windows 7 you will definitely think there’s no way to log off or log out without shutting down your PC.

Don’t worry, you can still sign out of Windows from the Start menu; it’s just not part of the Power options anymore.

Before we explain further, there are two points should be cleared; First, there’s no word name log off at windows 10,  instead, Microsoft decided to rename the same feature as Sign Out. So, don’t get confused it’s the same function you used at windows 7.

Second, in Windows 10 the power button will just have a restart, shut down and sleep options. Although, you can still sign out of Windows from the Start menu or with anyway from these ways.

How to log off in windows 10?

From the start menu:

How to logoff in windows 10?
How to log off in windows 10?

 Click on the logged-in user profile picture. You can choose to sign out or switch account from here.

Power Menu:

 Press “Win + X” shortcut keys or simply right click on the start button to open power menu. Click on “Shut down or sign out” option and choose “Sign out”

Sign Out Using “Ctrl+Alt+Delete” :

you can easily use the most popular shortcut to shutdown your computer Ctrl+Alt+Delete, and will see the option sign out.

Sign Out Using Alt+F4:

windows 10 logoff
windows 10 logoff

another popular shortcut could be used as log off shortcut is ” Alt+F4″, close all open applications and press “Alt + F4”. You will see “Shut down Windows” popup opens. Click on the dropdown and choose “Sign Out” option.

Creating windows logoff shortcut :

As a simple way and instead of the above mentioned method you can just create a windows logoff shortcut on the desktop.

1. Open a new shortcut.

windows logoff shortcut
windows logoff shortcut

2. At the box of “type the location of the item:” inter C:\Windows\System32\logoff.exe then press next.

3.the shortcut is named logoff by default, you could rename it or just click finish to create it.

4. Now you have logoff shortcut on the desktop, and you could log out easily by double click on it.

finally, we should mention that Microsoft ended support for windows 7 on 14 January 2020. And all the users have to update to windows 10 or at least 8 to keep their login save.


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