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Display “Log Off” item in the Start menu.

This setting enables you to control the display of “Log Off” item in the Start menu.

Tweak for : Windows 2003, Windows Vista
“Log Off” button ends a user session at the computer. For personal computers, you can log out simply by exiting applications and turning the machine off. On larger computers and networks, where you share computer resources with other users, there is generally an operating system command that lets you log off.

You can log off from currently logged in user account and switch to other user account without being the necessary to restart the machine.

“Log Off” is not shown by default, but with this registry setting you can display it in the Start menu list.

For this, go to Start > Run, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. You can create a DWORD value “StartMenuLogoff”, if this value does not exist.

Now, right-click and modify the value to “1” which can add “Log Off” item in the Start menu. However, if you want to remove the option, change the value to “0” or delete the value “StartMenuLogoff”.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Logoff displayed in StartMenu.reg

The '.reg' file displays "Log Off" in Start Menu.

Logoff hidden in StartMenu.reg

The '.reg' file can hide "Log Off" in Start Menu.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

'Log Off' option is visible in the Start menu.

'Log Off' option is hidden from the Start menu by default.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\], right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "StartMenuLogoff" in "Advanced" key.

Next, right-click on "StartMenuLogoff" and click on 'Modify'.

Finally, enter the value "1" in the text box and click on 'OK'.

Clear the computer names searched on a network.

Category : Display > Start Menu

This setting allows you to clear the names of all computers that were passed as arguments while searching a computer on the network.

Remove the “Favorites” menu item from the Start menu (For Current User).

Category : Display > Start Menu

This setting can remove the “Favorites” menu item from the Start menu, if it is currently shown.

Remove the “Favorites” menu item from the Start menu (For All Users).

Category : Display > Start Menu

This setting can remove the “Favorites” menu item from the Start menu, if it is currently shown.

Clear the recently accessed documents list.

Category : Display > Start Menu

This setting enables you to delete the documents in "Recent Documents" folder.

Clear history of recently accessed entries on logoff.

Category : Display > Start Menu

This setting enables you to clear the recently accessed documents list on Start Menu as well as the Internet Explorer URL history, when you log off your system.

 
 
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