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Gnome 3.10 is a great modern desktop environment for Linux. However some of Gnome’s features are a bit hidden from the user. One such feature is the ability to manually suspend your computer.
Manually Suspending Gnome 3.10
The image below is how gnome’s menu normally looks when powering off your PC.
Holding Alt will change the power icon into a pause icon like in the image below. Clicking on this pause icon while continuing to hold Alt will suspend (sleep) your PC instead of shutting it down.
It really is as simple as that. Look for more Linux quick tips in the near future. To learn more about Gnome be sure to check out their website.