[ubuntu-uk] 9.04: Is the (newish) GNOME logout menu controllable by keyboard?
bagnaj97 at googlemail.com
Mon May 4 10:48:22 BST 2009
David M wrote:
> I've just upgraded both of my boxes to 9.04, and it seems (so far) to
> have gone reasonably smoothly, which is a great reassurance as a couple
> (only a few, mind you) of the previous Ubuntu upgrades have been a
> little hairy..
> However, 9.04 has removed the Logout/Shutdown options from the System
> menu in GNOME, meaning that I have no alternative now but to use the
> newish logout menu (that was introduced in 8.10, I think).
> I'd got into the habit of:
> <alt-F1> , and then cursoring over to System -> Shutdown
> ..in order to shutdown my computer, but as this menu item is no longer
> present, is it possible to activate the new logout menu from the
> keyboard? I presume it must be somehow, as it would probably be Very Bad
> from an accessibility perspective otherwise..
> (Come to that, why does keyboarding through the menus only apply to the
> menus themselves and not to any program icons that you may also have added
> to the panel?)
> Thanks for any advice,
>  an obscure enough keyboard combo by itself, which I'd only found out
> about because I'd read it somewhere.. It would probably be nice if the
> Applications menu hover tooltip mentioned the existence of this keyboard
> shortcut, as I'm sure few people would guess it otherwise.
I asked the very same question the other day on IRC as I had the same
habit. If you hit the power button on your pc/laptop it should pop up
the shutdown menu, much quicker than alt+F1 followed by cursor keys :)
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