Here's a quick tip for all you Chromebook users.
Instead of logging out of your account by clicking the lower right corner and selecting sign out, try this.
Hold down your laptop's power button for 3 seconds and let go.
You'll be quickly taken to a password-protected lock screen.
You're still technically signed in as the user but, no one can access your account without your password.
To perform a full shutdown, hold down the power button for a full 7 seconds and that's it.
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