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How to Add or Remove Sign out Option in Windows 10


When you sign out of Windows 10, all of the apps you were using are closed, but the PC isn't turned off. Another person can sign in without needing to restart the PCóbut even if someone else turns off the PC, your info won't be lost.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Sign out in the Start menu, Alt+F4 Shut Down Windows dialog, and Win+X menu for specific or all users in Windows 10.

This doesn't affect "Sign out" on the Ctrl+Alt+Delete screen, and doesn't affect users from being able to sign out using other methods.

You must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove "Sign out".


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Add or Remove "Sign out" Option in Local Group Policy Editor
  • Option Two: Add or Remove "Sign out" Option for All Users using a REG file


EXAMPLE: "Sign out" option

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Add or Remove Sign out Option in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Add or Remove Sign out Option in Windows 10
Add or Remove "Sign out" Option in Local Group Policy Editor


The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

All editions can use Option Two.

1. Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.

2. In the left pane of the Local Group Policy Editor, click/tap on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, and Start Menu and Taskbar. (See screenshot below)

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3. In the right pane of Start Menu and Taskbar, double click/tap on the Remove Logoff on the Start Menu policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4. Do step 5 (add) or step 6 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 5. To Add "Sign out" Option

A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

Not Configured is the default setting.


 6. To Remove "Sign out" Option

A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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7. When finished, you can close Local Group Policy Editor if you like.






Add or Remove Sign out Option in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Add or Remove Sign out Option in Windows 10
Add or Remove "Sign out" Option for All Users using a REG file


The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry keys below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

StartMenuLogOff DWORD

(delete) = Add
1 = Remove

1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Add "Sign out" Option for All Users

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Add_Sign_out_option.reg

download


 3. To Remove "Sign out" Option for All Users

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Remove_Sign_out_option.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. Restart the explorer process, sign out and sign in, or restart the computer to apply.

8. You could now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn





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