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Any established gesture controls for the “log out” action?

I'm working on an interface that will be interacted with through a Kinect camera, and as such don't want to rely on onscreen buttons. Using basic swiping and an occasional grab and pull, I've found ...
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Origin of the Position of Logout/ Close Button

Just out of curiosity, what could be the root of having conventions as log-out/ close button on top right for windows and top left for macs and same being followed on websites?
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Do users log-out?

We have grown noticeably accustomed to logging in or signing in to systems and websites in many places. I know that many sites such as my bank (NetBank) logs me out as soon as I exit the page1; but ...
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Logout after password change?

What is the convention regarding the following scenario: In a given system, a user is already logged in. He perform some tasks and then he change his own password. After this point, what should ...
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Why are those Sign-in/sign-out icon a convention?

I've been recently implementing a custom icon-font & I decided to use those icons for Sign-in/sign-out: My only real reason being that choice is that it seems to be a convention in all major ...
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How should a user exit an intranet web app with automatic login?

We have an administration tool which is a installed locally on a server and accessed through a browser with automatic log in using AD. When the user navigates to the page, they are automatically ...
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What are best practices when setting session expiration for a site's login?

We recently did a survey for our website, and one of the main complaints we received is that our customers are getting logged out and need to log back in. We have a 15 minute expiration set currently ...
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Why do some sites use “If you are not <user>, click here” instead of “Log out”?

I've recently noticed that several websites, e.g. Amazon, Dockers, etc. say "If you are not -username-, [click here]" instead of an explicit logout button. Is this another example of hiding the logout ...
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What should happen if the login page is accessed post-login?

I have a normal web-app (website) with login and logout links. The logout link only appears if the user is logged-in and vice versa. However, there is nothing preventing the user from manually ...
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Is log out button not critical so that Google almost hides it in the gmail inbox? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why would a web site hide the log out button? Everyone knows Gmail. Its so easy to use. Of course. But just like Facebook wall, gmail inbox also almost hides the log out ...
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Placement of the logout button/link?

In my experience, having a "logout" button/link of some description in the upper right hand corner is (or was) pretty standard. Is this documented/recommended anywhere? Sites that require javascript ...
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Best Practices for Warning of Session Expiration

Our application has a 30 min auto-expiring session - the session is renewed on server communication. What is the best way to communicate an expiring session to the user? My initial thought is a to ...
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Why would a web site hide the log out button?

I have recently observed many sites that do not have a log out button. Either it's not there or hidden somewhere so that you have to find it. Why do you think this has been done? Does it apply to ...
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Icon Ideas for Logging Out but not Exiting a WinForms Application [closed]

Firstly, I am going to put text with the icons, so the user won't be completely clueless and as confused as a whale hurtling through the air from a great height. Our WinForms application's user ...