Where is Log Out in Windows 10 Start Menu

Sometimes simple things gets lost and this time it’s the simplest of the simplest things we have been doing all the time in Windows – the log off/log out/sign out. Typically, most of the people go to Start menu >  Power > Log out while using earlier version of Windows. If you have migrated to Windows 10, I’m sure, at some point you thought ‘where’s the log out gone’? There is only The answer is it’s still there is the start menu of Windows 10 too, but it has been relocated. Let’s see where and why Microsoft moved it.

In Windows 10, ‘log out’ is termed as ‘sign out’, and it can be seen only after clicking on the user account name in the start menu.

Log Out in Windows 10

Log Out in Windows 10

I see why Microsoft did this. Account log out is not related to Power in any way, so why should it be located in Power options? Start menu > Power only has Sleep, Shut down, and Restart options, and if you have enabled ‘Hibernate’, it should be here.


Start Menu Power Options Windows 10

Start Menu Power Options Windows 10

Microsoft is justified if this is the reason they decided to move it to display on click of login account name, but the main problem here is the users are not even knowing that there is something clickable in the account name. I suggest Microsoft to at least add a menu icon or a drop down icon just besides the account name to indicate clickable action.

Log Out in Windows 10

Log Out in Windows 10

The other easy methods of access to sign out is to press Ctrl+Alt+Del or Windows Key+L, but these are suitable for PCs and not for tablets.

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Kiran Kumar

Hi there! Kiran Kumar is an Engineer by profession, and loves blogging primarily on Microsoft Windows operating system and also enjoys reviewing software and products. Currently, he is exploring Windows 10 and you will see a lot of articles on know-how about it. When he is not writing for TWP, he enjoys time with his Family, listens to lot of music, enjoys Biking, and occasionally plays racing games on Xbox One.