I want to activate the shutdown menu with a keyboard combo on my Budgie desktop. What is the command to bring up the menu?


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Try: gnome-session-quit --power-off


Ctrl+Alt+Del will bring up the shut down menu on many desktop environments, including KDE, MATE and Cinnamon.

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    Tried on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Unity, however) - no menu was brought up.
    – Kaz Wolfe
    Jun 28, 2017 at 16:22
  • @kaz -- it works on Mate. DE and Cinnimon
    – ravery
    Jun 29, 2017 at 3:41
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    @ravery Does it work on Budgie? (That's the DE the OP is asking about.) Jul 5, 2017 at 0:35
  • @Eliah -- I don't have a Budgie, if it doesn't it can probably be enabled in the keyboard settings.
    – ravery
    Jul 5, 2017 at 0:37

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