I'm on Ubuntu 17.04. 5 years of muscle memory makes me hit ctrl-alt-delete then enter before walking away from my PC at work. On Ubuntu the default option that selects is restart. This has been a bit of a problem. How can I change it? I either want to remove the restart option or make the lock option primary. I looked around but cant find a way to do it.

  • which decktop are you using? – ravery Oct 9 '17 at 13:35

For most desktops got to control center or system settings
Click on keyboard then shortcuts tab.

Scroll through the list of preset shortcuts. You should find logout, Lock screen, and shut down together.

Click on the one you want to change, then press the short cut to use.

In your case:
Select shut down then backspace to disable shut down.
Then, select Logout and press ctrl+alt+del to set it.

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