Switch users easily, here’s the best way to log off Windows 8

Written by: Uttam Shrestha - Published: Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Preview Logoff_thumb.jpg 1Unlike earlier version of Windows, Microsoft has removed the Start Menu and you can’t quickly select log off, restart, shut down, from there. In this tutorial, we are showing you how to log off Windows 8 anyway.

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Steps to log off quickly using the new Metro desktop or user tiles

1. Step On your start screen, click on the user name or tile (picture) located at the top right corner of the screen and select log off.

Start screen logoff

2. Step Press Ctrl+Alt+Del altogether and select Log off.

Ctrl Alt Del logoff

3. Step Open Desktop by clicking Desktop tile on the Start Screen. Then press Alt+F4 together. Next, select Log off from the drop down list and click on the OK button.

Alt f4 logoff

Conclusion

Sometimes you want to log on to your Windows 8 with another user account. In that case, you have to log off and select another user account that you have on your Windows 8.


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Written by: Uttam Shrestha
Uttam is a Microsoft Student Partner from Kathmandu, Nepal. Aside from blogging, Uttam is also studying computer engineering and works as a freelancer developer. Windows has always been his first love. He has been using Windows since his early days since he was in 2nd Grade. He also used a few other operating systems but never found any other OS that he grew fond of.

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