Bring Out ‘Power Off / Log Out’ Submenu in Ubuntu 20.04

Last updated: May 1, 2020 — 5 Comments

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Ubuntu 20.04 Gnome 3.36 brings a little change on the top-right corner system tray menu. Log Out, Switch User, Suspend, and Power Off are now sub-menu options of a new ‘Power Off / Log Out‘ button.

For those don’t prefer the new sub-menu, a Gnome Shell Extension is available to bring out the submenu of ‘Power Off / Log Out‘ and rearrange the order of system menu.

1. Open Firefox or Google Chrome and go to

If you’re first time installing a Gnome Shell extension on your system, you may first click the link text “click here to install browser extension” and follow the pop-ups to install the browser extension:

shell browser extension

2. Then open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T and run command:

sudo apt install chrome-gnome-shell

3. After that, you’re able to install the Gnome Shell extension by going to

If everything’s OK, system tray menu should change. And you can manage the extension either via Extensions utility or Gnome Tweaks.


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5 responses to Bring Out ‘Power Off / Log Out’ Submenu in Ubuntu 20.04

  1. Perfect. Thanx a lot!

  2. Hey Jim. Could you add to the LMMS 1.2.1 to repository? On their site, they only offer the AppImage image. It would be better to install this version via sudo-apt-get.

  3. Worked perfect !! thank you !!!

  4. Is there a way to bring the Network connections also ?

    • Sadly no, in my mind. You can press Alt+F2, type nm-connection-editor in popup box and hit Enter to bring it up.

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