Windows 10: sign out on idle

  1.    24 Sep 2016 #1

    sign out on idle


    does anyone know how to get windows 10 to automatically sign out after idle for x amount of minutes?
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       24 Sep 2016 #2

    jamos316 said: View Post
    does anyone know how to get windows 10 to automatically sign out after idle for x amount of minutes?
    I think this may be what you are looking for. I don't think it will actually sign off the user, it may, but it requires a log on (user name/password or pin) after a key is pressed or the mouse wiggled. Uses the Lock Screen and a screensaver method. A blank (none, black) screensaver can be used if you don't want a display. You can choose any time interval you like. Give it a look and see if it might suit. Here's an excerpt and the link. TC

    Follow the steps below and check if it works. This uses 5 minutes, but you can choose what you want.

    Step 1: Right click on the desktop, and select Personalize option.
    Step 2: From the left side panel click on Lock Screen and select Screen saver settings.
    Step 3: From the drop down bar under screen saver select an option.
    Step 4: Check the box On resume, display logon screen, change the number to 5 in the Wait box.
    Step 5: Click on Apply,and OK.


    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
    Last edited by Brink; 24 Sep 2016 at 16:47. Reason: link
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  3. Posts : 21,933
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       24 Sep 2016 #3

    @Brink Thanks, Shawn. I was searching here for auto log off and the like and could not find anything. I understand. TC
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       24 Sep 2016 #4

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  5.    25 Sep 2016 #5

    yea i have tried this and it just locks the user. im looking for something that can sign out completley automatically.

    thanks for input!

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    I think this may be what you are looking for. I don't think it will actually sign off the user, it may, but it requires a log on (user name/password or pin) after a key is pressed or the mouse wiggled. Uses the Lock Screen and a screensaver method. A blank (none, black) screensaver can be used if you don't want a display. You can choose any time interval you like. Give it a look and see if it might suit. Here's an excerpt and the link. TC

    Follow the steps below and check if it works. This uses 5 minutes, but you can choose what you want.

    Step 1: Right click on the desktop, and select Personalize option.
    Step 2: From the left side panel click on Lock Screen and select Screen saver settings.
    Step 3: From the drop down bar under screen saver select an option.
    Step 4: Check the box On resume, display logon screen, change the number to 5 in the Wait box.
    Step 5: Click on Apply,and OK.


    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
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       25 Sep 2016 #6

    You can of course create a task with Windows Task Scheduler. This MSDN article about Task Idle Conditions is written for Windows 7 but is still valid and applies to Windows 10, too: Task Idle Conditions (Windows)

    Below example triggers, actions and conditions which will work at least on my Windows 10 Build 14931 machines:

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    Notice that the task needs two triggers, On idle of course but also either At logon or At startup. The action simply runs shutdown command with /l switch (log off).

    An alternative method is to use a third party program to do what you want to. For instance Screensaver Operations for Windows (download) is a small app to replace Windows screensaver offering multitude of definable actions:

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    I use this small app without issues on two machines, it runs perfectly on latest builds of Windows 10. Instead of launching screensaver when the time idle defined in screensaver settings is up, the user will then be logged off or any other user defined action will be performed. A warning will be shown on screen:

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    Kari
    Last edited by Kari; 25 Sep 2016 at 07:10. Reason: Fixed some typos
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