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What's this second button at the bottom of the Gnome 3 system menu for?

asked 2015-03-09 19:07:24 -0600

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updated 2015-03-10 08:54:16 -0600

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On my system menu, I get four icons at the bottom.

before clicking

From the left:

  1. Settings
  2. No idea
  3. Lock screen
  4. Power

I've been looking through the Gnome Help docs but couldn't find a clue.

When I click on it, nothings seems to happen but the icon changes to one with a padlock:

after clicking

So, my question: what is that button for?

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Not quite sure. I haven't seen it before on my system. Could be something to do with updates maybe? I'll keep an eye out for this one.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2015-03-10 06:42:08 -0600 )edit

I don't have this button...

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2015-03-19 11:42:03 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-03-10 07:23:28 -0600

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"This is the "rotation lock" button, for tablets and similar hardware. It shows up if gnome-settings-daemon has found at least one accelerometer device..."

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