How To Add The Shutdown Option To The Gnome 3 Status Menu

By default Gnome 3 hides the shutdown option in the menu and only shows suspend as an option. To shutdown you need to hold down ALT to show the shutdown option in the status bar.

In this tutorial we are going to set the Power Off option to shows by default in the Gnome 3 menu. We will use an extension to do this. Below you will find examples on how to do this in Fedora as well as Arch Linux. You can modify this to work with your Linux distribution.

The first thing we need to do is install the gnome-shell-extension-alternative-status-menu extension. Most Linux distributions with gnome 3 will have this available in the repositories.

 

Before:

 

 

Before Extension is installed

 

 

After:

 

 

After Gnome Alternative menu is installed

 

 

 

 

 

Installing Gnome 3 Extension:


(Note: We will use the root user to install this. If you have sudo installed and configured you can skip the su command and just put the sudo command in from of the install command.)

 

 

Arch:

Open a terminal and enter the su command to become the root user.

su

 

 

Enter su command to become super user

 

 

Now to install the extension enter the following pacman command.

pacman -S gnome-shell-extension-alternative-status-menu

 

 

Issue Pacman Command to install needed extension

 

 

Fedora:

Open a terminal and enter the su command to become the root user.

su

 

 

Enter su commad and enter root password

 

 

Now to install the extension enter the following Yum command.

yum install gnome-shell-extensions-alternative-status-menu

 

 

Yum install gnome 3 gnome shell extension alternative menu

 


 

Now restart your computer and the new changes should be applied.

 

 

After Extension has been applied

 

Hope you found this helpful!