I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on my laptop and I noticed that I no longer have the Power Off button but rather a menu that I need to click on and then I need to click on Power Off... and then Power Off. Is there a way to get the button back?

  • you want the exact button like in previous versions or get rid of that submenu is 0k?? – UnKNOWn Apr 29 '20 at 2:46
  • Any button would do but getting rid of the sub menus is fine too – F. Gil Apr 29 '20 at 2:54
  • Jesus Christ, who in their right mind would think this was I good idea? :((( – Stan May 8 '20 at 23:02

You may use this extension which brings out the submenu and rearrange the order.

Bring Out Sub Menu Extension

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If you need installation Instructions..

  1. Download the Extension from the above link like this.
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  2. Go to the downloaded location/Directory/path.

  3. Right-click in the empty place and click "Open in Terminal"

  4. run the command

    gnome-extensions install BringOutSubmenuOfPowerOffLogoutButtonpratap.fastmail.fm.v5.shell-extension.zip

    (Note that tab completion is available, you dont need to type entire file name, Just type "BringOut" and hit tab)

  5. Refresh the gnome-shell with "Alt+F2 r" Enter method.

  6. run the command

    gnome-extensions enable BringOutSubmenuOfPowerOffLogoutButton@pratap.fastmail.fm
  7. Refresh the gnome-shell with "Alt+F2 r" Enter method.

Now you will see the submenu out of it and merged with system menu.


If the problem is the numerous clicks to get to the Power-off button, you may create a keyboard shortcut linked to gnome-session-quit --power-off. It's even quicker than using the menu.

  1. Open Settings/Keyboard Shortcuts
  2. Go to the end of the list and press the "+" sign
  3. Under Name I entered Power off, but more importantly enter the above mentioned command as the one to run.
  4. Choose a shortcut of your choice. I chose Super + Alt + Down Arrow

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