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Fedora 18 (GNOME 3.6) has some more tweaks and changes to how the User menu works. One change that may trip up regular Fedora / gnome-shell users is that, by default, the Logout option in the user menu does not appear.(the menu that drops down from your name in the top right corner of the shell).

Basically, the change is this:

If you only have one user set up on a system, and only have one Desktop environment installed (i.e. just GNOME) then the logout option is not shown.

So, if you add another user to the system, or another Desktop environment (e.g. XFCE or KDE), the logout option will appear. (you may need to restart gnome-shell for this to take effect)

Can I Just turn it back on?

You can force the logout option to show without adding a new user or Desktop Environment, by following these steps:

  1. First open up the dconf editor (fedora package dconf-editor), and navigate to the org > gnome > shell key.

  2. Check the option always-show-log-out (pictured below in the screenshot), to always show the logout option. Note, however, that a restart of the shell or a reboot may be required for this option to start working.

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Fedora 18 (GNOME 3.6) has introduced some more tweaks and changes to how the User menu works. One change that may trip up regular Fedora / gnome-shell users is that, by default, the Logout option in the user menu does not appear.(the menu that drops down from your name in the top right corner of the shell).

Basically, the change (In Fedora 18 and newer) is this:

If you only have one user set up on a system, and only have one Desktop environment installed (i.e. just GNOME) then the logout option is not shown.

So, if you add another user to the system, or another Desktop environment (e.g. XFCE or KDE), the logout option will appear. (you may need to restart gnome-shell for this to take effect)

Can I Just turn it back on?

You can force the logout option to show without adding a new user or Desktop Environment, by following these steps:

  1. First open up the dconf editor (fedora package dconf-editor), and navigate to the org > gnome > shell key.

  2. Check the option always-show-log-out (pictured below in the screenshot), to always show the logout option. Note, however, that a restart of the shell or a reboot may be required for this option to start working.

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