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My girlfriend is using Gnome-Shell (That traitor!! ^^) and she wants to know where is the options for Shutdown like in Unity (Another point for me and Unity hehe).

How can I add/find this option to help her.

NOTE - If the option is not available then thats life. What can we do?

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If you hold down Alt the Suspend option becomes "Power Off".

Edit: Although I should add that I use gnome-shell and I prefer to use an extension to add the power off option to the menu without having to hold alt. Webupd8 offers the "Alternative Status Menu" extension which adds Power Off and Hibernate options to the menu permanently.

Edit2: There is actually a site for gnome-shell extensions that provides some needed extensions. The site is located here and there is an extension for an alternate menu that contains "Power Off" by default. If you're running gnome-shell you can go there and just flip the switch from off to on and then confirm that you want to install the extension.

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+1 for mentioning the extension in your edit. I will never understand why the GNOME devs opted to hide the shutdown option on a shell they were trying to design to be as easy to use as possible. –  WarriorIng64 Oct 24 '11 at 5:03
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That would be because they dont have a life, and being so they never leave they computers, they assume that thats the case will all man kind and implement the shutdown option as a remote thing that will be rarely used... –  Bruno Pereira Oct 24 '11 at 5:59

install gnome-shell-extensions-alternative-status-menu using synaptic package maneger or using terminal working for gnome 12.04.

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I cannot find any package called gnome-shell-extensions-alternative-status-menu. Are you sure that's what it's called? –  Eliah Kagan Aug 13 '12 at 20:21

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