Windows 10 comes with a different user interface yet again which includes a new Settings app and a different Start menu quite unlike the Windows 7 Start menu or the Windows 8 Start screen. It provides basic functionally that everyone is used to although it does not have submenus for system folders. The power button is now in a different location and the commands to lock or log off are located elsewhere. In case you are interested, let me walk you through all the ways to sign out from your Windows 10 user session.
Here are all the ways to sign out from Windows 10.
- The Start menu.
Click your user name in the Start menu. In the drop down menu, you will see the Sign out command:
- Win + X Power user menu.
Right click the Start button on the taskbar in Windows 10. From its context menu you can access the Sign out command. Alternatively, you can press Win + X shortcut keys on the keyboard.
This will open the Win + X menu. See the article Use Win+X menu to manage tasks in Windows 10 faster.
Tip: see the full list of all Windows keyboard shortcuts with Win keys.
- Ctrl + Alt + Del security screen.
Press the Ctrl + Alt + Del shortcut keys together on the keyboard and pick the Sign out command from there:
- The classic Shutdown dialog.
Minimize all windows if you have any open and click on the Desktop so it is focused. Now press Alt + F4 shortcut keys together on the keyboard. In the Shutdown Windows dialog, select the item "Sign out":
Tip: see How to create a shortcut to the Shut Down Windows dialog.
- The shutdown console tool.
Open a command prompt and type the following:
That's it. Thankfully, Microsoft is keeping these options in Windows 10, so everyone can pick their most preferred way.
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