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How to Add or Remove Sign Out from Windows 11

Written by Thirumalraj

If you click on your user name in the Start menu, you’ll see the “Sign out” option. If you do not want this option, then you can remove it.

In this post, you will see the two ways to do this task. Pick the one you like.

I’m using Windows 11 PC here. Let’s start.

How to Remove Sign Out Option using Local Group Policy Editor

Type gpedit.msc in the “Run Box” and then hit Enter.

In the local group policy editor, navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar.

Double-click on “Remove Logoff on the Start Menu.”

Select Enabled and click OK.

Restart the computer.

That’s all.

Note: You can add this option by following the steps above and selecting Not Configured or Disabled.

How to Remove Sign Out Option using Registry Editor

Remember that when you remove the option using this method, you will also not see it in the Power user menu and Shut Down Windows popup, which you view when pressing Alt + F4.

But you can still see the option on Ctrl + Alt + Delete screen.

Here are the steps:

Open the Registry Editor. I suggest that you back up the Registry before proceeding.

Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Policies > Explorer.

If you cannot find Explorer, you must create it. Here’s how: Right-click on the Policies key and choose New > Key. Type Explorer and then press Enter key.

Right-click on the blank space in the right pane.

Select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Provide the name as StartMenuLogoff and then hit the Enter key.

Double-click this and provide 1 in the Value data field.

Hit the OK button.

Restart your PC.

That’s all.

Note: You can add this option; all you need to do is delete the DWORD you’ve created above or change the value from 1 to 0. Restart your computer.

Thanks for reading.