Session Manager

by collinss
UUID: sessionManager@scollins
Score: 9
Last edited: 2 months ago
Last commit: 270328bacf7ca8d748312cbf41f21c144d8c403f

Provides easy access to shut down, restart, etc

Session Manager

Session Manager is an applet that provides easy access to session controls such as shut down, restart, log off, switch user, etc. It has been tested in Arch, Fedora and Linux Mint, and supports a wide variety of software configurations. If your particular configuration is not supported, please submit a feature request on github, and I will add it at my earliest convenience.


  • Option to set both the panel text and icon (supports both full-color and symbolic icons)
  • Ability to change the icon size in the menu
  • Supports multiple display managers (login screen):
    • MDM
    • GDM
    • LightDM
    • LXDM
  • Supports multiple session tools:
    • Consolekit
    • Upower
    • Systemd

Known issues

  • Currently uses some synchronous calls. In practice this doesn't cause any issues, but it does cause this applet to be flagged in applet settings as 'dangerous'.

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Brahim Salem
Brahim Salem-1 month ago
maybe you should add the ''Schedule a shutdown'' option too like in here
Brahim Salem
Brahim Salem-1 month ago
I mean "shutdown -h now" command which will shutdown the computer faster than "poweroff". We used to have these two options in gnome 2.
Brahim Salem
Brahim Salem-2 months ago
where is the "shutdown now" option?
Stephen Collins
Stephen Collins-2 months ago
I'm not sure what you mean. There is `Shut Down`, which immediately shuts down the computer. Are you saying that this item is missing from the menu?
Tony-2 months ago
Hi Stephen, thanks for making this applet.
I like and use this applet on my dual-monitor desktop but can only install one instance of it - ie only on one panel. I'd like to have it appear on the panel for both of my monitors.
I can make this work by manually editing the metadata.json file to add the line: "max-instances": -1
but perhaps a future version of the applet could include that extra code?
Stephen Collins
Stephen Collins-2 months ago
Lvaskz-3 months ago
hi, can you translate to spanish ? it seems this applet can not recongnize the laguage system
Richard Gordon
Richard Gordon-6 months ago
There is something wrong. Can't install. Getting error messages saying "contact developer". Linux Mint 18.2. Please help resolve this!
NikoKrause-4 months ago
Please make sure your applet version is up to date by hitting the »Refresh list« button and applying all updates.
Richard Gordon
Richard Gordon-6 months ago
Could you please include installation instructions? When I upgraded my distro I lost this applet and I can't recall how to install. Thanks!
Richard Gordon
Richard Gordon-6 months ago
Very cool applet! I add it to right side of my panel. Fantastic design!
Stan Cooper
Stan Cooper-8 months ago
On my Mint system this shows a 'sleep' option. What is that if it is neither suspend or hibernate (which also appear?)