Which commands should I use when creating keyboard shortcuts for shutdown and reboot in Loki?

  • Really a non-descriptive question. What would consider "proper" other than the indicator in the top right corner that allows users to Lock, Suspend & Shutdown?
    – linux_tim
    Commented Feb 17, 2018 at 1:41
  • I am sorry, I edited the question. Is it descriptive now? Commented Feb 17, 2018 at 8:51

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Based upon the lack of description in the original question I am going to take a shot in the dark in believing you're asking how to create keyboard shortcuts for shutdown and reboot.

If this is the case, you can open System Settings->Keyboard. Then click on Shortcuts, then Custom. Here you can enter the command you wish to run then create a two key accelerator. For instance in command, I typed reboot then clicked on 'New accelerator' and held the Super Key and the letter 'R' which created a shortcut to reboot by holding my Super Key and hit 'R'.

Again, not sure if this was what you're looking for but this is how you create custom keyboard shortcuts.

Good Luck!!!


I usually use the commands poweroff and reboot.

Of course you can use the shutdown command with options, but I find the first commands simpler! :)

  • Thanks for following with this answer Stuart! Also, with what I've come to understand, 'poweroff' and 'reboot' are the preferred options, too. Thanks for the help!
    – linux_tim
    Commented Feb 17, 2018 at 17:52

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