Sorry, another newbie question...
If you shutdown the RPi from the graphical menu, do the red lights on the mb stay on? I used shutdown and then noticed that FIVE MINUTES LATER the lights were still on! I waited a bit longer but they didn't turn on. The keyboard and mouse didn't cause the display to come back on.
Is that properly shut down? Do the lights stay on as long as there's power to the board? How long does it take to be sure the computer is shut down?
In any case, after about 7 minutes I finally removed the power connection and pulled out the uSD card to make a backup of it. Before I screw up this computer any more than I already have.