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Thread: xfce 4.6.1: How do I add shutdown launcher to desktop?

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    Default xfce 4.6.1: How do I add shutdown launcher to desktop?

    I switched to xfce after repeated freezes in gnome-panel (2.28.1) due to unresolved 10-year-old bug (more than 8 applications when panel is vertical).

    My xfce (4.6.1) desktop comes without a shutdown launcher and ctrl-alt-del gives me a screensaver lock. I tried adding a launcher, using

    Code:
    /usr/lib/xfsm-shutdown-helper
    But when I restarted the system, I came up with a dysfunctional login panel -- no users shown.

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    Default Re: xfce 4.6.1: How do I add shutdown launcher to desktop?

    I think you can add the shutdown launcher to the desktop by right click create a launcher and
    use the command xfce4-session-logout.
    Or to be sure under the command browes to /usr/bin where the xfce4-session-logout is located.

    Check your installation which panel, desktop etc did you install i.e: opensuse or upstream, one or the other has a missing logout in the xfce application menu.

    You can add the logout launcher also in the panel by mouse right-click and add the action buttons. Check the xfce-panel-plugin installations.
    People who do not break things first will never learn to create anything

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    Default Re: xfce 4.6.1: How do I add shutdown launcher to desktop?

    Quote Originally Posted by conram View Post
    I think you can add the shutdown launcher to the desktop by right click create a launcher and
    use the command xfce4-session-logout.
    Or to be sure under the command browes to /usr/bin where the xfce4-session-logout is located.

    Check your installation which panel, desktop etc did you install i.e: opensuse or upstream, one or the other has a missing logout in the xfce application menu.

    You can add the logout launcher also in the panel by mouse right-click and add the action buttons. Check the xfce-panel-plugin installations.
    Thank you! That works!

    I've also assigned ctrl-alt-del to xfce4-session-logout, using the xfce keyboard setting application. Will report back as soon as I try it.

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    Default Re: xfce 4.6.1: How do I add shutdown launcher to desktop?

    Quote Originally Posted by NonZ View Post
    Thank you! That works!

    I've also assigned ctrl-alt-del to xfce4-session-logout, using the xfce keyboard setting application. Will report back as soon as I try it.
    You're welcome.
    Glad to hear it's now working.
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    Default Re: xfce 4.6.1: How do I add shutdown launcher to desktop?

    I used keyboard settings to attach xfce4-session-logout to ctrl-alt-del. That too works fine.

    By the way, there are some very nice xfce panel monitors for cpu, network and harddrive. I'm very pleased. I've seen only one very minor xfce problem: When I use the cursor keys to move around the desktop, I get stuck at the icon at (0,0).

    I expected Gnome to be lighter than KDE, but the opposite was the case: It uses even MORE resources. Then I had a lot of difficulty setting Gnome shortcut keys. I needed to use gconf-editor. Apparently the gnome control panel settings are ignored. Finally, I kept tunning into the 10-year-old vertical panel freeze bug. That's when I decided to try xfce. Glad I did!

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    Default Re: xfce 4.6.1: How do I add shutdown launcher to desktop?

    The openSUSE 11.4 xfce version is 4.8, supports drag and drop of application from the xfce menu to create a panel launcher. The panel transparency now is much better than the previous releases.
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