Ubuntu: How to activate a dialogue box on suspend?



Question:

I am using 14.04 with unity. Quite regularly it happens to me that I want to shutdown the computer, but in the right corner menu I accidently hit Suspend in stead of Shutdown.

Is it possible to add a dialogue box on the suspend menu? So that I don't always have to come back from suspend to finally shutdown afterwards.

Or is it possible to make the shutdown button like 3 times bigger than the suspend button?


Solution:1

Beside the suspend/shutdown options in the cog wheel at the top right there is another option I consider quicker and less error prone that does not require a mouse.

On notebooks and desktops there is a "off" button. Here is an example for a random notebook (on mine it is on the left side):

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Pressing it will show a popup with several options. By default it is lock, suspend, restart and shutdown. It looks like this:

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(source)

So the easiest way to me to shutdown a machine:

  • Hit the off button
  • Hit arrow left
  • Hit enter


Solution:2

Workaround, create a .desktop file for shutdown:

[Desktop Entry]  Name=Shutdown  Exec=bash -c "dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest="org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit" /org/freedesktop/ConsoleKit/Manager org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit.Manager.Stop"  Icon=???  Terminal=false  Type=Application  Categories=Utility;Application;  

Or use Xubuntu ;) there are confirmation dialogs for all this actions.

There is also an bugreport for this "problem" on Ubuntu: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/indicator-session/+bug/783808


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