On 2017-01-04 13:57:51 Dan Youngquist wrote: > On 01/03/2017 09:19 PM, Leslie Turriff wrote: > > This countdown timer serves no useful purpose for me, since I'm the only > > user of my machine. How can I turn it off so my logout completes more > > quickly? > > I only see a countdown timer once in a while when some program refuses to > close. Is that what you're talking about? If so, best solution would > probably be to identify the offending program and shut it down first. That would work, but then when I restart my machine, none of my apps will restart. In my experience, the only apps that hang up the shutdown process are those that the DE is not aware of, e.g. X applications.