Thank you for "showing" me yet another trick in Mate. I had no idea that existed.
I am sorry I offended you or anyone. My language is not violent, IMO, only blunt.
There is a term called "ergonomics" which means the study of people's efficiency in their working environment.
To me, the requirement to accurately position the mouse to an exact location, click, then to choose from one of 7 seven option, click, to them have to choose from one of four options, click, is beyond comprehension. It flies in the face of efficiency.
That is the whole purpose of my feedback and my title -- "Why change things just because you can?" It was already bad enough, why make it worse?
The most efficient way would be to place the "gear" icon in the top right corner, so I don't need to carefully position the mouse pointer, then have all the options in the current "gear" and the current "shut down" pop up, so I can choose the one I want and it will do it. This is not Windows, I do not need to be asked three times "are you sure".