No Shutdown option in Unity session menu
OK, I am making a serious effort here to learn to like Unity, but I'm really bugged that I can't find any way to shutdown !
The Help system makes reference to a "session menu" at the right side of the top panel. The only thing I have there is the item that shows my user name and drops down into a menu that shows:
Switch User Account...
[my list of users]
I expected to see either "Shutdown" as an option in this menu, or else a power button icon in the upper right, but either way, the only method I have to shut down is to go to a terminal and enter "sudo shutdown now". Even when I do that, the system just freezes and gives me a dimmed out screen. It doesn't return any of the usual linux indications that the system is actually shutting down.
And another thing. Is there any way to pin preferred applications to this start bar thing down the left side of the desk top?
The best thing about Ubuntu is that any idiot can install it and have a workable Linux machine. The worst thing is that I am still an idiot.