This seems a bad bad problem, when your first install the “Fedora 16 GNOME 3″ to use it’s fabulous features and when you had fun for a few or more hours and it’s time to shut it down to rest, you will notice that there is no ” Shutdown ” or ” Power Off ” button exists anywhere even if you press the physical power button it will just suspend your computer !!
Well, you have few ways to make that ” Power Off ” apear:
- Simple way ( Holding Alt Key )
- Intermediate Way ( Install and application )
- Advanced Way ( Edit Gnome config )
1. Simple Way ( Holding Alt Key )
This is really simple, just open the menu from the upper right corner of your screen (The one with your name on it) and then find the ” Suspend ” button in the lowest part of that menu, then the only thing left is holding the Alt key and see the magic 😉
2. Intermediate Way ( Install and application )
install the ‘ gnome-shell-extension-alternative-status-menu ‘ package from the Add/Remove Software tool to make the shutdown option always visible.
You can use the following command to install it too:
sudo yum install gnome-shell-extensions-alternative-status-menu
Then you should refresh the GNOME Shell to finalize the whole process. To do so, you should press ALT + F2 , then enter r , and finally press Enter. Now the Power Off and Hibernate buttons are appeared in the menu right below the Suspend button.
3. Advanced Way ( Edit Gnome config )
In order to get the Power Shutdown selection menu in Fedora 16, you must download dconf-editor with the following command:
sudo yum install dconf-editor
Once this is done, open dconf editor by clicking on the top left cornet of the screen and finding it within the list of applications
and then navigate to the following path:
└ Setting Daemon
and then modify the action on power button to be ” Interactive ” as shown in the image below:
When you do so, you can simply see a menu when pressing the physical power button of your computer:
If you press the ” Power Off ” button, your computer will be shutdown immediately, but if you do nothing, it will take 60 seconds to shutdown.