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Raspberry Pi For Dummies by Mike Cook, Sean McManus

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Logging Out from LXDE

To log out from LXDE and get back to the command prompt, click the red power off icon in the bottom right of the screen, or open the Programs menu and click Logout. You are prompted to confirm you want to log out, and LXDE then closes and returns you to the command line prompt.

warning_bomb.eps If you have set up your Raspberry Pi to go straight into LXDE when you switch it on, it works a bit differently. When you log out, you are prompted to log on again. When you click the power off icon, you also see options to reboot (which means restart) or shut down your Raspberry Pi.

remember.eps Remember that you don’t have to log out to use the Linux command line. You can double-click the LXTerminal icon on the desktop to open the terminal in a window, or use the File Manager to find the folder you want to use and then choose to open the current folder in the terminal, using the Tools menu. When you are using the File Manager, the F4 key on your keyboard also opens the terminal for you.

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