How do I remove the shutdown confirmation menu saying "are you sure you want to shut down"? This is the menu that pops up after I press shut down.

I can't navigate to it in gconf_editor using the old instructions for 10.04 or 11.04.


For 11.10

Run dconf-editor
(either Alt+F2 or from terminal, must be installed first)


uncheck "logout-prompt"

I still haven't found a way to return restart to the menu and suppress that confirmation.
(thanks for the edit fossfreedom)

  • Mine is unchecked, but it still prompts me, any ideas? – Dennis Nov 22 '11 at 2:13

For 10.04/10.10 & 11.04

Run gconf-editor
(either Alt+F2 or from terminal)


uncheck "logout_prompt"


check "suppress_logout_restart_shutdown"

This will remove the annoying dialog in releases preceding Oneiric Ocelot.


Ubuntu 13.10

Open a terminal and run gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.session suppress-logout-restart-shutdown true. This will disable the dialog.

by Donarsson: shut down without extra question


For me in Ubuntu 11.10:

sudo apt-get install gconf-editor dconf-tools

Go to /apps/indicator-session

Enable: suppress-logout-restart-shutdown


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