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Windows 10 login screen is shifted partly off the monitor after a non-admin user logs out

I just set up a Windows 10 computer for my parents. I made an administrator account for me, and non-admin accounts for my mom and dad. I have noticed a problem with the login screen in the following ...
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How to prevent Mac from stopping long-running processes when I leave laptop on overnight

I have a batch upload script that is making a bunch of API calls to the web that I want running continuously overnight without interruption so it can make more progress while I'm asleep. ...
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Windows equivalent of OS X caffeinate

Is there a Windows equivalent of the caffeinate utility on OS X? I want to have fairly aggressive logout settings in general, but have a dedicated program that prevents logout while it is running as a ...
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Disallow processes from preventing logout

Processes that query the user to confirm exit can prevent GNOME from logging out so how can we disallow processes from preventing logout? We've had issues with users attempting to logout -> walking ...
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Windows Server 2012 prevent remote desktop account logging out after inactivity

I've got a process that is running from Powershell on an Windows Server 2012 instance in AWS, however it is currently running under a user's account. The issue is that once the remote desktop ...
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End a Windows 10 background user session without switching to it?

Let's say I'm an admin on my Windows home machine, logged in to my account, and another account is also logged in, in the background. Is there a way for me to terminate that background session/...
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Windows running 24/7: logged in vs logged off

There are lots of discussions about leaving PC running 24/7 or shutting it down from time to time. This is not what my question is about. My question is about running Windows 24/7, but wondering if it ...
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Windows 10: What is the process lifecycle in the face of logoffs, switching users, and power state changes (sleep, hibernate)?

I have a program operation that is initiated when a user is logged on, but it is long-running and non-interactive in nature, and could be completed in the background. I'm confused by the process ...
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Windows Shutdown option not working, instead showing power failure

Last week, My system got some virus and i overcame that by following some youtube videos. And it involves some registry editing. Now when I shut down the computer using "shutdown" option or "logout" ...
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Executing a batch script on Windows 10 shutdown/logoff/reboot

First off, sorry. This is a re-post of my original question asked on "stackoverflow", but I have tried to get moderators to move it, due to the question being more a general windows behavior issue ...
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Gmail log out security issue?

I have formatted the hard drive disk in my computer and I have forgotten to log out from my gmail account before (logged in using firefox in my PC). Now I cannot access the gmail account because I do ...
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Is there a client side work-around for a too-short auto logout from an SSH connection?

I SSH from one Linux host to another Linux host that I don't administer. Its /etc/ssh/sshd_config is apparently configured to auto-logout after an interval of inactivity that is too brief for my ...
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Google chrome logs out from every webpage after system user has logged out

So I've got a really annoying problem and Google Chrome isn't providing me any information on what's causing it. Every time I log into my account I have to again, and again, and again log into every ...
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Who can come up with a better hack to log off my Windows account within Citrix Receiver?

My company uses Citrix Receiver so I can access programs on our company server, basically it's remote desktop only I don't get a desktop I just get an application (or applications) that look like it's ...
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Programmatically add logon/logoff script on Windows

Is there a way to programmatically add a logon or logoff script in Windows? I don't want to use any graphical programs, everything's supposed to happen without the user noticing anything. Also, I ...
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How can I identify which problems are preventing log out?

I and a number of other users are having an issue with Windows 10 that may be related to an app that is locked on. We can't tell which. Except that it persists into log out and causes the usual ...
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Windows 8.1 shutdown does not work for log-off

I am experiencing the following issue on my Windows 8.1 laptop. When I go to cmd and type shutdown -s -t 60 then it works fine and message about planned shutdown is displayed. However, if I type ...
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XFCE logs me out immediately instead of asking

Normally, 'log out' in XFCE was opening a window and offered "log out", "shutdown" and other options. Now it logs me out immediately and I don't know why. How could I find out why this is happening (...
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Windows 10 randomly automatically logs user out while I'm using it

I have the problem that my Windows 10 automatically logs me out. Also while I'm using it (-for example while I'm editing a file). How can I change that behaviour? Normaly it should not logging me out ...
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Session logged out after disconnection of remote connection

I remote from my home PC (Windows 10) to my work computer (Windows 7) and every time I disconnect my remote connection (or just close it), after some time (around 1 hr) the work Windows session logs ...
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Windows 10 auto-logout on <5 minutes of inactivity

Have updated to windows 10 pro edition In power options have sleep/turn off display - never when powered and 30/15 minutes when battery. Computer is powered Every time i go out for 1-2 minutes it ...
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Logout keyboard shortcut keys in Linux Mint?

I am trying to logout without using mouse. Are you aware of any key combination that will do the trick?
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Mysterious logout

I'm on Linux, I'm using a Red Hat 6.6 workstation. Every now and then (usually once, sometimes twice a day) I get a user logout. Or something that looks like a user logout: the screen goes black for 1 ...
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Win7 unlock & logout after x minutes

I have been asked to investigate some functionality for a number of shared PCs running Win7 on a local network. Basically people are logging on to the PCs and locking them in the morning and walking ...
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Mac OS X Yosemite - How to Disable Automatic Logout when idle?

It appears that since I upgraded to OS X Yosemite, and fiddled with some of the energy saver and screen saver settings, that my user is logged out due to inactivity. Where is the setting where I can ...
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Win 8.1 auto sign out after login

I am using Windows 8.1 Pro update 1 I have 2 accounts: L(always used, admin user) and F (Standard account) After a long time not logged in with user F, now I cannot log in with F account, the system ...
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Try to shut down, log out occurs?

On my windows 8.1 pc, I try and shut down, all that happens is I log out sometimes I am definately pressing shut down :P no other users are logged in (that's what I thought the error may be) Can ...
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Skype shows online status even when I changed password and loged out

I suspected my account may have been signed in elsewhere, so I changed my password to force sign out, but nothing improved; my status still appears online to my contacts.
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Remotely lock a computer

I provide temporary computers to businesses but sometimes they are very slow on letting me get them back. I was wondering if there was any way I could have a computer receive a command as soon as it ...
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How to let Linux Python application handle termination on user logout correctly?

I have written a Linux GUI application in Python that needs to do some cleanup tasks before being terminated when the user logs out. Unfortunately it seems, that on logout, all applications are killed....
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How to bind a command line to a user logging out in XP?

I have access to a central kiosk at work (windows XP). I installed Dropbox on the computer, but it hangs and must be force closed whenever a user logs out or I try to shut the system down. Since I ...
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How to log out current user?

I'm very very new to the linux world. I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I was wondering how to log out my user using the terminal. I searched the web and all the sites say that I should run the ...
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Where is the logout/screenlock button/menu on a stock Ubuntu Unity 13.10?

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a new machine, admiring the clean spartan interface not cluttered with anything like an Applications or systems menu. Apart from the dock-like thing to the left, it's ...
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How do I auto log off users from Ubuntu

Since my Ubuntu station was turned into Multi user Station (kids growing up) I need a way to log off automatically accounts after inactivity period (total log off not just lock screen). How can I ...
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how to log out from microsoft outlook 2007?

I cannot figure out how to log out from (email) Outlook 2007. I have searched web to get the answer of this simple question but I am failed to get correct solution...
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How to launch X11 program at start up and have it execute custom scripts when the X session is closed?

I need to run a script at the end of each user session, and this seems like the best way to do it. I have no experience making X11 programs, so how exactly do I go about doing this?
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Windows 7 - How to run a script at shutdown but not at logoff

I was wondering if anyone knows how to configure a Windows 7 x64 Enterprise install that is on a domain to run a script if the user attempts to shutdown the computer - but I dont want the script to ...
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Arch logout issue

I'm using Arch linux. As you know, each new update can bring troubles to the system and i think that happend to my system. For few weeks now sometimes i can't reboot / shutdown my system properly - ...
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How to disconnect from shared computer when logged in through Windows Explorer

Every time I need to access a remote computer through Windows Explorer I need to log in and that's fine. Once I enter the log in credentials I can access all shared folders to the remote computer. ...
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OS X Lion Still Broken: root user account will not logout, shutdown, or restart

Is there a fix for the Lion Root User Logout Problem? After logging into the root user on Lion I cannot logout by choosing logout, I cannot shut down the computer by choosing shut down, I cannot ...
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Run program on kde logout

I have created a backup script and I want to run it in a terminal window (to view the progress) when I logout from kde. I used the autostart feature and that works but I'm unable to show a terminal ...
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Run script when shutting down Ubuntu before the logged in user is logged out

I'm writing a script to backup some local directories on a Unix machine (Ubuntu) to a Samba drive. The script works fine and I've got it running at shutdown and restart using the method described at [...
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Chrome logs me out of everything when I exit--tried cookie-related stuff already

I've been using Chrome very successfully for a long time. It has always kept me logged in to all my sites even after exiting the app. Recently it started logging me out of everything when I exit ...
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AppleScript to logoff Mac user after closing an application?

I've configured a local user account on an iMac (Lion) to immediately launch Firefox to a specific page after logging in – the page contains a survey to be completed by the user. This works fine. ...
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Logging out of an RDP session with some program other than explorer.exe as the shell?

How do you log out of an RDP session when they are using some program other than explorer.exe as the shell? Normally I use the start menu to log out of an RDP session, but in this case msaccess.exe ...
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Is it possible to run an interactive script before shutdown Linux in a GNOME session?

I wrote some utility interactive scripts and want them run before shutdown. For a terminal-login session, I just add some entry in ~/.bash_logout, my login shell is bash BTW, which works. However, I ...
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Gnome3 session logout

With gnome 2 there was the possibility to logout from a session by executing gnome-session-save --force-logout Unfortunately this gnome-session-save doesn't exist in Gnome3. Is there a different way ...
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Run a .bat file upon logoff, windows XP, no domain controller

I have a standalone windows XP machine which is using pGina 1.8.8 to authenticate. Users log in using a single-sign-on ID (from LDAP) and are then logged into windows XP pro. I have a batch file which ...
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Graceful logout in dwm

I want dwm to close all windows gracefully when I press quit hotkey. I like Unity behaviour: it displays list of windows denying logout (for example, editors with unsaved changes) and do not logout ...
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Windows logs off immediately after logging in

My university has an application that students must run it to do tests (midterm, final,...). It's really annoying to all students. It will close all files it can close on the computer (system files ...