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Windows 7: Log out or stay Logged in?

05 Apr 2013   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Log out or stay Logged in?

Is there any advantage or disadvantage to either one?

I've been so busy with different things for at least several days that I have been forgetting to log out of here when I thought I was done but when I came here a bit ago to post, was expecting to have to log in but was already.

My "old timers" at work.

Thanks,
grits

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05 Apr 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Grits,

It's more of just a personal choice for what you prefer, and what your circumstances are.

Stay logged in = Makes it quicker to access and post to the site. If you have others that have access to your computer, then it could pose a risk of them being logged in to the site as you.

Log out = More secure to prevent others from being logged in the site as you. However, it'll take a bit longer to log in each time you visit the site.
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05 Apr 2013   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

I never log out myself. I like that I can just click on the forum icon in the favorites bar and already be signed in.
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05 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 



Same here! But as Brink said, if others have the opportunity/means to use your account theres always the risk of unwanted things happening. I've logged out once in the last year I think
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05 Apr 2013   #5

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Staying loged in saves having to remember password Which is very helpful at my old age
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05 Apr 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

When I open Chromium I`m logged in, who wants to keep typing in usernames and passwords, if it`s your pc, there`s nothing to worry about.
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05 Apr 2013   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks all. I'd give you all a 'rep' if I had time but have created myself a new problem & have already confused myself by reading too much after doing 'search', hoping to find answer instead of new post but not my luck so best get to it.
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05 Apr 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Grits. Glad we could help.

No worries, please feel free to start a new thread for any question you may have.
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05 Apr 2013   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I too stay logged in. Does one's status always show as "online" even when one closes the browser?
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05 Apr 2013   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I'm ready to close (X) for the day at 6:03pm my time & you show as logged in. Don't know if you are here or not??
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