Hi folks! :-)
I need to create a "shutdown" icon/button on the desktop. The user who is
supposed to use it is too clumsy/visually impaired to use the "Leave" option
in the menus, while clicking on the big red shutdown button at the middle of
the desktop would do the job.
I have tried to create a shortcut which executes "shutdown -h now", but that
doesn't work, since it requires root password.
I have tried right-clicking on the shutdown option in the menu, with the aim
of using the "add to desktop" feature, but that also doesn't work ---
on it with either left or right mouse button produces the same effect (the
shutdown gets started). There is no context menu for it.
I'm out of ideas.
The locally logged-in user doesn't (and shouldn't) need root password to
shutdown the machine, and indeed the shutdown option in the menu doesn't ask
for one. How do I get that executed from a desktop icon/shortcut/whatever?
Also, that desktop icon should not ask for a confirmation or a 30-second
countdown, but should just start the shutdown process immediately, if
What would be the most proper, KDE-way to do create this?