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Old 10-29-2006, 03:12 PM   #1
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Is there a shortcut I can create to log off of XP?
We have multiple accounts on my XP media center machine and I would like to create a shortcut to log off with one click (on desktop or quick launch bar) rather than start\log off\log off.

Any help would be appreciated..........thanks!
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Old 10-29-2006, 03:18 PM   #2
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Windows key + L will log you off
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Old 10-29-2006, 03:25 PM   #3
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Default Re: Shortcut for logging off XP

Make a shortcut to:
"Shutdown.exe -L" ( I think that should work )

If that doesnt work, try the full address, and make a shotcut to:
"%windir%\system32\Shutdown.exe -L"

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Old 10-29-2006, 05:54 PM   #4
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Holy Crap...........you guys are awesome!

I used Jamie's suggestion "%windir%\system32\Shutdown.exe -L" and made a shortcut in the quick launch toolbar. Works like a champ!

Raffaz,
Your suggestion makes it switch users but not log off...........very useful when needed though.

Thanks to the both of you..........
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Old 10-29-2006, 09:37 PM   #5
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how do you make a shortcut to those?
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Old 10-29-2006, 09:53 PM   #6
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how do you make a shortcut to those?
Right click on your desktop and click new > shortcut. Then put one of those addresses as the link for the shortcut and you should be all set.
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Old 10-29-2006, 11:16 PM   #7
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lol I feel stupid... thanks..
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I wouldn't Feel stupid learning involves asking questions half of the stuff I learned because I just ask
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Old 10-30-2006, 06:30 PM   #9
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how come people log off? i just switch users, that way all ur programs are still running and u dont have to load anything when u wanna use ur computer next.
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Well whats the problem with lots of users running lots of programs?
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