Log off a Mac Computer

Learn how to log off from a Mac computer.


Press Shift-Command-Q on the keyboard to activate the log-off dialog. Click Log Out to close all of your open programs and log out. If you would like the system to reopen windows when you log back on select the check box below, otherwise leave it unchecked.

Another method would be to click the Apple icon in the upper-left corner of the screen and then click "Logout" to view the log-off dialog. Click “Log Out.”