The power menu in the right upper corner lacks restart. If I press physical power button i get a menu containing the restart.

Also the suspend in the right upper corner seems to work differently than when it's selected after pressing the actual power button.

Mbr Patte

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    What do you mean by "differently"?
    – quassy
    Aug 24, 2015 at 22:08
  • I'm not sure if this is clear to you, but the lack of a restart option is by design. You can submit a feature request to (if I'm not mistaken) wingpanel-indicator-session asking the developers to reconsider that decision. If you do, please add a comment here linking to it, so others can participate.
    – waldyrious
    Aug 24, 2015 at 22:35
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    I'm not sure if this is clear to you (both), but in fact there is a restart option which is shown after you click Shutdown... in the menu (hence the parenthesis)
    – quassy
    Aug 24, 2015 at 22:41

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If you click on the menu entry called Shutdown... it does not turn off the system immediately but instead opens a dialog, where you can also click on Restart (pictured in the middle).

Alternatively you can just type "Restart" into Slingshot or use the terminal command sudo shutdown -r now.

Options to Restart and Shutdown

  • Out of curiosity, how come your power menu dropdown menu looks so different to mine? Mine has 'about this computer', 'system settings' etc. Nor the big user icons.
    – elmato
    Aug 25, 2015 at 6:29
  • Damn, didn't think of that. I am using a yet-unreleased version of WingPanel from an unstable repository (staging), so the indicators are quite different than what you usually see on Freya.
    – quassy
    Aug 25, 2015 at 15:24
  • A glimpse of the future. ;)
    – elmato
    Aug 26, 2015 at 2:57
  • Hello, quassy, your comment was right. Another menu with the restart inside is opened after i click Shutdown... So that is solved. Aug 26, 2015 at 6:31
  • You can accept an answer by clicking the little checkmark under the downvote button. This makes it easier for other supporters to see that it's resolved.
    – quassy
    Aug 26, 2015 at 12:22

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