Session Manager

by collinss
UUID: sessionManager@scollins
Score: 4
Last edited: 3 months ago
Last commit: bbb8a6a9de1e2c32769b8a5ab307e44faf194968

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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Richard Gordon
Richard Gordon-1 month ago
There is something wrong. Can't install. Getting error messages saying "contact developer". Linux Mint 18.2. Please help resolve this!
Richard Gordon
Richard Gordon-1 month 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-1 month ago
Very cool applet! I add it to right side of my panel. Fantastic design!
Stan Cooper
Stan Cooper-3 months ago
On my Mint system this shows a 'sleep' option. What is that if it is neither suspend or hibernate (which also appear?)