When I press the power button on my PC, it brings up an interface with four options: Lock, suspend, restart, shut down. Is there any way to have it simply shut down when I press the power button?

Running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

  • Try installing gnome-tweak-tool and see if the options there can help you. To install it, open your terminal by pressing <kbd>Ctrl</kbd> + <kbd>Alt</kbd> + <kbd>T</kbd> on your keyboard and type the following command in the terminal window: sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool
    – rioc0719
    May 6, 2014 at 3:10

1 Answer 1


Install dconf-editor first

sudo apt-get install dconf-editor

At Dconf editor window, press Ctrl + F and search for "button-power". Otherwise, navigate to

org > gnome > settings-daemon > plugins > power

dconf-editor. Image 1

Change the value to from interactive to shutdown just like this

dconf-editor. Image 2

That's it

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