This is a quick tutorial to explain how to automatically log off idle user session on Windows 10. Lithnet Idle Logoff is a free software which can do that. The software asks you to specify a time in minutes to detect idle user session. And it lets you specify a corresponding action to log off the PC automatically. Not only log off, you can also opt to shut down or restart PC when the PC is not in use. This is actually a Group Policy based tool that can do that. However, it doesn’t give you any warning or a notification when it is about to log off your PC.
A perfect use case of the software would be in school or college where students often leave their PC logged in. And also if you often leave your PC running, then this tool will be helpful. In general Windows 10 locks your PC during an idle session. But you can change that with the help of this software. And if you want to shut down your PC then you can do that with this software or you can try shutdown timer software.
How to Automatically Log Off Idle User Session on Windows 10?
Lithnet Idle Logoff is a lightweight utility that keeps running in background. And when it detect an idle user session for the time that you have specified, it will log out your session. And you can also opt for shut down or restart your PC.
Here are some steps to get started with this tool to automatically log off idle user session.
Step 1: After installing the software, you will have to log out your PC and log in again to make it active.
Step 2: Configure the time and for that run this application. You won’t find it in the Start; you will have to find it in “C:\Program Files (x86)\Lithnet\IdleLogoff“. Run the “Lithnet.IdleLogoff.exe” file with administrator rights and its window will open up. You can set the time out interval in minutes. Also from the drop down you can specify the action to Logoff.
Now, after you have configured the software, simply close it. And let it run in the background. From now on, whenever it will detect an idle user session, it will automatically log out your session.
Lithnet Idle Logoff is a very nice and simple tool to automatically log off idle user session on Windows 10. This is actually a useful utility that everyone can use. I really like it for its simplicity. So if you often leave your PC running, then you can try this now.