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

05 May 2011   #11
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
I don't think he'd be asking about logging out of the forum. I think he's referring to the fact that you have to click on the tiny arrow in Windows 7 to find the "Log off" function. I've wondered about the logic of that myself. His question is "why?" and only Microsoft can answer that one.

However, to the OP, if you use "Log off" more than any of the other options, you can set your button to default to "Log off" by right clicking on the button and choosing Properties.

Or you could make a Log off shortcut. Or both.

Log Off Shortcut - Create
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05 May 2011   #12
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Beautifully unobtrusive! lol
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05 May 2011   #13
enduser

window 7
 
 

My question is about the forum logout button. It's location is difficult for first time users. Is it on purpose or an oversight. I don't know. Anyway thanks all.
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06 May 2011   #14
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Like the Hotel California, you can check out, but you can never leave!

A Guy
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06 May 2011   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Well I just found it. Never have I seen one at the bottom before. Well now I know.
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06 May 2011   #16
rbeldua

MS Windows 8
 
 

enduser is right, logout is difficult to find it for first timers. if the skin/style is in sf default the logout is the bottom right corner. it took me quite sometime to find it as i was logging out coz am using office computer and i dont want someone messing around with my sf account who knows what will they post. now i am using sf pastel, logout is at the upper right corner which is more convenient for me.
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06 May 2011   #17
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Oops. I've been here six months and never noticed that.
I've been here 2 years and a half and I have never noticed that either!!! XD
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06 May 2011   #18
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Attachment 153082
Something like this, always at the top right would be great.

Many sites have a hard to find logout link. recently my bank revamped its site and added a large blue log out button.
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06 May 2011   #19
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Attachment 153082
Something like this, always at the top right would be great.

Many sites have a hard to find logout link. recently my bank revamped its site and added a large blue log out button.
I keep trying to push your button but I still can't logout

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


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06 May 2011   #20
rbeldua

MS Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
I keep trying to push your button but I still can't logout

Attachment 153087

and i thought i am the only one who tried to push that button..
guess not..
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