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Log Off 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.
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How to Create a "Log Off" Computer Shortcut in Vista
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This will show you how to create a shortcut to Log Off your user account with to use anywhere you like.
How to Create a "Log Off" Computer Shortcut in Vista

information   Information
This will show you how to create a shortcut to Log Off your user account with to use anywhere you like.
Note   Note
When this shortcut is used, it will take you to the log on screen after logging you off.
Tip   Tip
If you would also like to create a keyboard shortcut key for this shortcut, then see: How to Create a Keyboard Shortcut for a Program in Vista





OPTION ONE
To Download the "Log Off" Shortcut

1. Click on the Download button below to download the Log Off.zip file.​
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2. Click on Save and save it to the Desktop.​
3. Right click on the downloaded Log Off.zip file and click Open.​
4. Click Allow for UAC prompt.​
5. Extract (drag and drop) the Log Off shortcut to the desktop.​
6. Move the shortcut to where you like to use it at.​
7. When done, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.​





OPTION TWO
To Manually Create the "Log Off" Shortcut

1. Right click on a empty area of the desktop.​
2. Click on New and Shortcut.​
3. Type shutdown.exe -L in the location field. (See screenshot below)​
4. Click on the Next button.​
Location.jpg

5. Type Log Off for the name. (See screenshot below)​
NOTE: You can name it anything you would like.
6. Click on the Finish button.​
Name.jpg

7. Right click on the new Log Off shortcut (on desktop) and click on Properties.​
8. Click on the Change Icon button. (See screenshot below)​
Properties.jpg

9. Click OK at the pop-up window. (See screenshot below)​
Prompt.jpg

10. 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.
11. Click OK.​
Change Icon.jpg

12. Click OK to apply. (See screenshot below 8)​
13. Move or copy the new Log Off shortcut to wherever you like it to be for easy use.​
That's it,
Shawn


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Thank you again Brink, I was curious about this one. ;)
 

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Your welcome MadBull.
 

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    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    1920x1080
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    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
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    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    Corsair Air 740
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech MX Master
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    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Creative F200 webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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