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Windows 7: Why is the logout button so difficult to find?

05 May 2011   #1
enduser

window 7
 
 
Why is the logout button so difficult to find?

The topic is self explanatory.
I had a difficult time finding the logout button in the beginning.
Why is that way?
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05 May 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Enduser,

Not so self explanatory.

If you mean for this website, then I'm not sure why it was so difficult since there's a "log out <your-username>" link at the bottom of every page in this site.
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05 May 2011   #3
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Log out of Windows..? Log out of this site...?
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05 May 2011   #4
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Enduser,

Not so self explanatory.

If you mean for this website, then I'm not sure why it was so difficult since there's a "log out <your-username>" link at the bottom of every page in this site.
Oops. I've been here six months and never noticed that.
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05 May 2011   #5
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Enduser,

Not so self explanatory.

If you mean for this website, then I'm not sure why it was so difficult since there's a "log out <your-username>" link at the bottom of every page in this site.
I think the thing is people are accustomed to seeing it near the top right somewhere.
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05 May 2011   #6
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Thats curious?? I cannot see it at the bottom, but it is certainly very clear at the top????

Why is the logout button so difficult to find?-logout.png


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05 May 2011   #7
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Depends on the site skin you're using.

Still haven't confirmed if the OP's referring to the site's logout, or Windows.
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05 May 2011   #8
oreo27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

If it's this site however, I do agree that looking for a small font sized text that says "log out" at the bottom of my screen isn't the most user friendly way of doing it.

But thanks to my setting in Firefox (Search for text when I start typing), I have no problems whatsoever when logging out from different sites and forums.
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05 May 2011   #9
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Depends on the site skin you're using.

Still haven't confirmed if the OP's referring to the site's logout, or Windows.
Tks. I have experimented with it and I see there is quite a difference. If I use one of those "Black2 themes, it certainly is difficult to read the small logout at the bottom. My default has been for a long time "SF Blue" No problems there!
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05 May 2011   #10
spinifex

 
 

If it is related to "log out" of this forum, my question is:"why would you"?
Sevenforums IS the internet. Like the Metallica song "Nothing else matters".

On a serious note, with the skin i use, it is at the bottom, like mentioned above.
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