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In Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric (Unity), clicking on shutdown will immediately shut down the machine instead of prompting with Restart / Shutdown option dialog.

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I have not tried this myself in 11.10, but in previous versions it worked.

  1. Run sudo apt-get install dconf-tools to install dconf-editor
  2. Open up Configuration Editor (ALT+F2) dconf-editor
  3. Go to apps > indicator-session
  4. Make sure suppress-logout-restart-shutdown is unchecked.
  5. Click shutdown from the cog menu.

Just tested this in 11.10 and it does work.

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That worked perfectly. I was checking the option in gconf but not in dconf. Am a bit perplexed as to why options are scattered and duplicated over the two config systems. Otherwise I am now a happy user :) –  Gdebat Oct 18 '11 at 21:59

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