Or if Mint Menu doesn't work for some reason, and you'd rather hibernate than shutdown (i honestly don't know why. Save state on messed up settings? Crazy
) you can control-alt-del to get the standard shutdown.
i tried that on the day ... didnt work
for some weird reason.. the shut down menu refused to appear ... everytime i clicked on Quit... nothing happened..
i tried ctrl-alt-del .. still nothing happened..
if it happens again.. i'll try what the guy in the above post suggested... alt+f1
but thanks anyway guys