Personalization Add or Remove Sign out on Alt+F4 and Ctrl+Alt+Del screen in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Sign out on the Alt+F4 menu and Ctrl+Alt+Del screen for your account, specific users, or all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

When you sign out of Windows, all your open windows and apps are closed, but the computer is not turned off. Another user can sign in without needing to restart the computer.

Removing Sign out will not prevent users from using other methods to sign out.



Contents

  • Option One: Add or Remove Sign out on Alt+F4 and Ctrl+Alt+Del screen for All or Specific Users in Local Group Policy Editor
  • Option Two: Add or Remove Sign out on Alt+F4 and Ctrl+Alt+Del screen for Current User using REG file


EXAMPLE: Sign out on Ctrl+Alt+Del screen and Alt+F4 menu

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Option One

Add or Remove Sign out on Alt+F4 and Ctrl+Alt+Del screen for All or Specific Users in Local Group Policy Editor


You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.

The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10/11 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

All editions can use Option Two to configure the same policy.


1 Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.

2 Navigate to the policy location below in the left pane of the Local Group Policy Editor. (see screenshot below)

User Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Ctrl+Alt+Del Options

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3 In the right pane of Ctrl+Alt+Del Options in the Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Remove Logoff policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4 Do step 5 (add) or step 6 (remove) below for what you want.

5 Add "Sign out" to Alt+F4 and Ctrl+Alt+Del screen

This is the default setting.


A) Select (dot) Not Configured. (see screenshot below)​

B) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 7.​

Sign-out_gpedit-2.png

6 Remove "Sign out" from Alt+F4 and Ctrl+Alt+Del screen

A) Select (dot) Enabled. (see screenshot below)​

B) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 7.​

Sign-out_gpedit-3.png

7 You can now close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.




Option Two

Add or Remove Sign out on Alt+F4 and Ctrl+Alt+Del screen for Current User using REG file


1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.

2 Add "Sign out" to Alt+F4 and Ctrl+Alt+Del screen for Current User

This is the default setting


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Add_Sign-out_to_Ctrl+Alt+Del_screen_for_current_user.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoLogoff"=-

3 Remove "Sign out" from Alt+F4 and Ctrl+Alt+Del screen for Current User

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Remove_Sign-out_from_Ctrl+Alt+Del_screen_for_current_user.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoLogoff"=dword:00000001

4 Save the REG file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded REG file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 You can now delete the downloaded REG file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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