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I cannot seem to be able to add a shutdown button to my LXPanel. In /usr/share/applications there is a Shutdown (lubuntu-logout.desktop) containing the line Exec=lubuntu-logout but it would not run.

It contains the following

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Shutdown or Reboot

In usr/bin there is a shell script called lubuntu-logout:

lxsession-logout --banner "/usr/share/lubuntu/images/logout-banner.png" --side=top

Creating a desktop file that will contain the line Exec=lxsession-logout should also work. But it does not!

Trying to make it executable, trying to find permissions in pcmanfm - properties:

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In Thunar I can find the settings to make it executable:

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But then running it I get

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How should I edit it to make it run and then visible in menus so to add it to the panel?

OR: What is the correct content of the shutdown.desktop file?

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Do you have this package installed? lubuntu-default-settings – Uri Herrera Oct 16 '12 at 21:08
@Uri Herrera - lubuntu-default-settings 0.29 was installed all this time – cipricus Jan 22 '13 at 11:31

I opened the config file:

gnome-open ~/.config/lxpanel/Lubuntu/panels/panel

and added these lines at the end:

Plugin {
    type = launchbar
    Config {
      Button {

This added the logout menu to the lxpanel.

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up vote 1 down vote accepted

I created a file that works.

Used the line Exec=/usr/bin/lxsession-logout.

Called the file Shutdown-lubuntu.desktop with these lines:

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Shutdown or Reboot

and put it in usr/share/applications. This made it appear in main menu under System Tools and could be added in lxpanel in an application launch bar.

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