shutdown/hibernate quick shortcut

  6 years ago


I would really enjoy to speed up almost daily task - shuting down my laptop with only as few keys pressed as possible.

Desired state:
1/ press windows key to get to the mint menu
2/ press cursor "up" to get to the shutdown icon in the left section of mint menu (I think it is called bookmark area)
3/ hit enter to execute shutdown

optional desired state: to have users select whether hibernate or shutdown will be executed

Currently I can do this only with mouse clicks. With keys only I get to the right section of the menu and cannot get to the bookmarks section.

Main motivation for this is efficiency and speed the keyboard in comparison with mouse clicks.
Latest comments
jahid_0903014 6 years ago

You got a legal point there, but Ctrl+Alt+End will do it for you nicely.

Not being able to navigate to the shutdown button with keyboard is not a good thing at all, but this functionality is provided in other means:

Logout button: Ctrl+Alt+Del
Shutdown Button: Ctrl+Alt+End
Lock Screen Button: Ctrl+Alt+L

caverdan 6 years ago

Mint 17 has a new feature which I believe is exactly what you are looking for. You can access the shutdown options with Ctrl-Alt-End

Hammer459 6 years ago

Make the shortcut yourself.
It is probably a bad idea to have this as a default shortcut though.
How to make a shortcut? Check the documentation for your Desktop Environment or turn to Forums (where this discussion belongs anyway)