Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 817290
no obvious way to shutdown or restart machine
Last modified: 2013-08-01 07:00:19 EDT
Description of problem: There's no readily apparent way to restart or shutdown from a Fedora 17 default desktop. There don't appear to be any menu options for this under the logged-in user name and searching activities/applications for restart produces nothing.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Fedora 17 beta
How reproducible: always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in
2. Try to find some menu entry or icon that makes it possible to restart or shutdown
Actual results: Can't find anything, or at least can't figure out where to look.
Expected results: There ought to be some way to restart or shutdown from inside the GUI.
why this is not default... who knows.
It ought to be the default.
If not, it ought to at least be easily discoverable how to set it from inside the GUI. There's nothing in system settings that looks remotely relevant. If I poke around in a terminal window there are two commands that start with gnome-shell-...: gnome-shell-extension-prefs and gnome-shell-extension-tool, neither of which seem to be relevant.
I think I could track this down if I spend the time, but this is a windows-like frustration: there's supposed to be an option somewhere that might do the right thing if the user can find it. Even windows has shut down and restart in the "start" menu. Those are common functions that ought to be easy to find. If not, I certainly wouldn't blame users if they just power off the computer in frustration and hope for the best when they restart.
Please fix? Thanks.
The Gnome 3 developers intended there to not be an option to restart or shutdown from a logged in user. If you logout first, then there is a shutdown/restart button on the GDM login screen. If you disagree with the Gnome 3 developers' decision, you can install Alternative Status Menu, or argue with them in the upstream Gnome bugzilla. I don't think Fedora will change the defaults, but this is my opinion and hopefully a helpful explanation of the situation.
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