Usually when my PC is on and my browser is on I am always logged into ServerFault, and I don't care much about that, since it is at my home PC.

However, I've been into a friend house yesterday and logged into ServerFault from his PC, but then I've noticed that I can't log out?!

I am using my GMail acc. to log in here, and I tried to log out from GMail, but that didn't help either.

There is no LogOut button, and the only thing that loged me out was the deletion of the browser cookies.

Why there is no logout button on all of stack exchange sites?

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    While Iain's answer is correct, of course, I have to say you make a good point - logout should be more visible, or at least more easily discoverable.
    – Rob Moir
    Feb 10, 2012 at 9:19
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    FYI if you are not using your personal computer, then you should probably be using the incognito/private browsing feature of the Internet browser, so that none of your cookies/authentication/etc gets saved for any service/site.
    – Zoredache
    Feb 10, 2012 at 18:07
  • Good point, I always forget on that feature..
    – Spirit
    Feb 11, 2012 at 2:11

1 Answer 1


Float your mouse pointer over your name in the top bar and click on logout in the popout that appears.

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This will take you to a logout page

The recent changes to the top bar have moved logout, it's now in the main StackExchage drop down

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  • Hahaha omg! It realy is the only place and it is very hard to spot :). Thanx for the answer buddy :)
    – Spirit
    Feb 10, 2012 at 9:25
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    Umm, where did you say that was? Can you show a larger screenshot? I can't seem to find the spot you showed.
    – Marki
    Feb 13, 2014 at 13:00
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    @Marki: They moved it when they updated the top bar.
    – user9517
    Feb 13, 2014 at 13:05
  • Where did "logout" get moved to? I can't see it no matter how I hover. May 28, 2020 at 19:06
  • Check out the cheeseburger on the right - yeesh
    – user9517
    May 31, 2020 at 18:48

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