How to Create a "Log Off" Computer Shortcut in Vista
This will show you how to create a shortcut to Log Off your user account with to use anywhere you like.
When this shortcut is used, it will take you to the log on screen after logging you off.
To Download the "Log Off" Shortcut
Click on the Download button below to download the Log Off.zip
Click on Save
and save it to the Desktop
Right click on the downloaded Log Off.zip
file and click Open
for UAC prompt.
Extract (drag and drop) the Log Off
shortcut to the desktop.
Move the shortcut to where you like to use it at.
When done, you can delete the downloaded .zip
file if you like.
To Manually Create the "Log Off" Shortcut
Right click on a empty area of the desktop.
Click on New
Type shutdown.exe -L
in the location field. (See screenshot below)
Click on the Next
Type Log Off
for the name. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name it anything you would like.
Click on the Finish
Right click on the new Log Off
shortcut (on desktop) and click on Properties
Click on the Change Icon
button. (See screenshot below)
at the pop-up window. (See screenshot below)
Click on the icon highlighted in blue below. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: If you have your own icon you would rather use, then just navigate to where you have it saved. Vista needs a 256 bit icon for best viewing results.
to apply. (See screenshot below 8)
Move or copy the new Log Off shortcut to wherever you like it to be for easy use.