Which keyboard short cut is there to bring up the restart / shut-down dialog?

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Just use the CTRL-ALT-DEL key combination i.e press Alt, Ctrl and Delete keys together. This will show the Shutdown Dialog with shutdown, restart and hibernate options.

  • thank you for pointing out such simple solution to my problem.
    – I-M-JM
    Apr 15, 2011 at 8:13

See this HowTo on defining custom hotkeys in Gnome. Using that info, create your hotkey with this as it's command: gnome-session-save --shutdown-dialog


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