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Action Buttons

The Action Buttons panel plugin adds system action buttons to your panel. These actions include session management options such as locking the screen, logging out or switching the user, or options to hibernate, suspend, restart or shutdown your computer.

The plugin uses xfce4-session to handle power actions, so it won't function properly if you use another or no session manager.

Preferences

Action Buttons Preferences

General

Appearance
Action Buttons
Adds buttons directly to the panel.
Session Menu
Nests options under a session menu on the panel, displays them as a drop-down menu.
Invert buttons orientation
Changes the direction that the buttons are placed in.
Show confirmation dialogue
Shows a confirmation dialogue when an action is performed.

Actions

Lock Screen
Locks your screen.
Switch User
Allows you to switch to a different user
Suspend
Saves the session to RAM and sleeps the computer for quick start-ups.
Hibernate
Saves the session to disk and shuts down the system for slightly faster start-ups.
Hybrid Sleep
Saves the session to RAM and disk, allowing for quick start-ups but in the event of losing power, your session is still saved.
Shut Down
Completely powers down the system
Restart
Reboots the system
Log Out...
Displays the Log Out prompt, allowing you to choose an action while logging out of your current session.
Log Out
Logs the current user out
Separator
Adds a separator to the buttons or drop-down menu

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