How is xfce4-session-logout linked to the Quit action button?

Nick Schermer nickschermer at
Thu Dec 10 16:08:38 CET 2009

2009/12/10 Chris G <cl at>:
> I want to add to/customise the actions available when you click on the
> Quit button on the panel (the little green man).  How does the button
> link to xfce4-session-logout which is what pops up the window with the
> various possible actions.
> Is there a script in there somewhere or is the call of xfce4-session-logout
> hard coded?

It asks the session to logout through the sm protocol, see


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