AWN does provide a Quit-Log out applet in the default install, but don't be lulled into believing that activating this applet is all that you need to do in order to shutdown or reboot from the AWN dockbar: this applet only exits or logs out of the session!
However, you can configure this applet to display the shutdown dialog.
- Activate the applet by starting the AWN Manager and selecting Applets from the left-hand menu. Scroll down to the Quit-Log out applet and click the Activate button.
- When the applet appears on the AWN dockbar, right-click the icon and select preferences.
- Change the command in the pop-up box to:
- Click the Close button.
sudo shutdown now
to shut your system down, or:
sudo shutdown -r now
By the way, you can change the applet's icon simply by dragging your chosen icon picture file onto the existing icon on the dockbar. This will trigger the Change icon? dialog box.