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Where is logout?

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Morgain, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    Where is the logout link used to be on the navbar top right?

    I know it's there on the username dropdown but this is going to annoy people who cant figure that out - many dont like dropdowns and avoid them.
  2. 3rd AnGle

    3rd AnGle Well-Known Member

    inside your account info... bottom-right corner sorry worng answer :)
  3. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    There you go

    Screen Shot 2013-06-03 at 3.21.36 AM.png
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  4. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    It's just been removed from the navbar, but still available in the user menu. :)

    *edit Ninja'd by @Rigel Kentaurus
  5. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    Maybe it could go right at the top with the admin login
    I get that it discourages from logging out ;) and that it frees up the navbar which shouldnt have single link tabs, but Logout still needs to be top level one click accessible.
    So I think far top right is a good compromise - a small effort to reach it, not constantly under your eye, but no complaint it's not "on view."
  6. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It doesn't "need" to be at all.

    If you want it, I'm sure you'll be able to edit the template to pop it back.

    Most websites don't display a login button any more and it's much more relevant in the account drop down because that's where other account related functions are.
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  7. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    Matter of opinion. Depends what your constituency is like. For a nerds forum or fashion geeky, no not needed. For a social forum for ordinaries, extending to the many who struggle with coping with forums, it is.

  8. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    This is what really does me in with you LOL I have run forums for "ordinaries" as you term them and I've yet to find a bunch who match the behaviour that you persistently put upon them. How hard is it really to click your name and see the Logout button? :)
  9. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    We both have a lot of experience Azhria. I have no doubt you were back there with me in the 90s when forums first started. I've always noticed your maturity of experience. So there's no need for any competition about it.

    Not hard at all - IF you already know that's where to look.
    But the whole tradition of intuitive design, and ease of use culture, is not to force the user to go looking for basic functions.
  10. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    You are free to re-add it if you wish. I don't believe it's a commonly used link and it's more likely to be accidentally clicked than legitimately clicked.

    If Facebook is happy to hide it in a menu...
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  11. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    Well, for this one, I think that moving the Log Out inside the menu is the correct thing.
    Not saying that FB or G+ have the final word, but they definitely mark a tendency

    Let's look at Facebook. No Logout on the bar, but rather, hidden

    Screen Shot 2013-06-03 at 3.53.27 AM.png
    Screen Shot 2013-06-03 at 3.53.58 AM.png

    And what about G+? Same thing, you need to click on your avatar to display the LogOut options

    Screen Shot 2013-06-03 at 3.56.06 AM.png

    Screen Shot 2013-06-03 at 3.56.21 AM.png

    .... Gmail is the same thing ...
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  12. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    What competition?
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  13. karll

    karll Well-Known Member

    I think removing the logout button from the top menu is the right thing to do, in this day and age where screen real-estate is at a premium, but I can also see how some users may find it annoying and frustrating that it's no longer where it used to be and they would expect it to be. Granted, most of us probably don't even use the button most of the time. The solution for those who have users who are let's say "hard to adapt" is probably to have at least one style that has the log out button in the familiar location.
  14. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    I know the logout button is in the visitor tab drop down, but why did it get taken off from the navigation in 1.2?
  15. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    Frees up real estate + not a super common functionality.
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  16. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

  17. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Could have been to make more space for responsive and eliminate unneeded stuff in the main navbar. I could be wrong though.

    edit: Ninja'd by @King Kovifor
  18. Pereira

    Pereira Well-Known Member

    I've never used it and plus it was easier to mistakenly hit when it wasn't wanted.
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2013
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  19. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

  20. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It still required confirmation so wasn't that easy to accidentally log out.

    @King Kovifor has given the other reasons why it was removed though.
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