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1 Explore KDE The easy way, using a live CD By Carl Weisheit

2 Why did I use Kubuntu and KDE?  Using a live CD will let you explore the KDE GUI without installing or altering anything on your system  KDE is one of the two most popular GUIs used in Linux. (other is GNOME)  KDE is a complete desktop environment, it uses Kwin as its default window manager  KDE has a huge number of features, and whole suites of applications designed to integrate with it.  Kubuntu is a live cd of the Ubuntu distro using the KDE interface  Ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux Distro at this time* and comes pre-installed on major brands such as Dell Computers  * #1 on Distro Watch

3 Desktop Features Desktop background K menu button KDE's panel (also known as kicker) allows small programs, called "applets", to be embedded. Mounted drive icon To select from Multiple desktops Commonly used places in computer Time and date trashcan

4 Get info by rolling mouse over item

5 Left click icon to open default file manager (Dolphin)

6 to view mounted and unmounted drives and partitions Select storage media Mounted indicator Unmounted partition

7 Right click and select “Actions/Mount” to mount drive

8 Right click and select “Actions/Unmount” to unmount drive

9 Right click and select “Properties” to view drive properties

10 Viewing each tab of properties

11 Open menu and select LOG OUT

12 To reboot or shutdown

13 Run command lets you launch applications by name

14 System settings allow you to configure your system

15 To set your Default applications and file associations

16 Background, screensaver and appearance settings

17 Computer administration Date / time Monitor settings Keyboard shortcuts

18 Computer administration sound Users and group settings Printer setup

19 Network and connectivity Network settings File sharing properties

20 Computer administration “advanced tab”

21 “Stringi” is a file searching utility

22 The KDE help center provides user manuals and info on many applications and features

23 This is a basic package manager Use it to install Synaptic package manager

24 Useful utilities, some of which are also found under “system settings”

25 How to open a terminal without leaving the GUI

26 The KDE info center provides hardware information

27 Example info from KDE info center memory PCI info CPU info Sound info

28 Kde system monitor: for system performance

29 Kde system monitor: processes and system loads

30 Office applications

31 Multimedia applications

32 Internet applications

33 Graphics applications

34 right click on background to sort icons

35 right click on background to change desktop settings

36 Go quickly to common places from the icon in the KDE Panel

37 Konqueror has many uses from browsing the web to exploring your files to searching your local network for shared folders Click icon in panel

38 Right click panel to configure it or add or remove applications

39 Speaker icon brings volume control or mixer panel Speaker icon

40 Right click network icon to configure network settings Network icon

41 Right click clock to set time or date clock

42 KDE Keyboard shortcuts  Ctrl – Esc = List of running applications  Ctrl – B = Add Bookmark  Ctrl – P = Print Page  Ctrl - N = New  Ctrl – O = Open  Ctrl – W =Close  Ctrl – Z = Undo  Ctrl – C = Copy  Ctrl – F = Find  Ctrl – V = Paste  Ctrl – R = Replace  Ctrl – S = Save  Ctrl – E = Text Completion  Ctrl – A = Select All  Ctrl – Q = Quit  Ctrl - Home = Home  Ctrl - Insert = Insert  Ctrl - End = End  Ctrl - Down = Next item  Ctrl - Up = Previous Item  Ctrl - Plus (+) = Zoom In  Ctrl - Minus (-) = Zoom Out  Ctrl - Tab = Switch forward one desktop  Ctrl – Shift -Tab = Switch back one desktop  Ctrl – Shift - Z = Redo Ctrl - F3 = Find Prev  Ctrl - F1 to F12 = Switch to Desktop 1 – 12  Shift-Ctrl-F1 to F4 = Switch to Desktop 13 to 16  Ctrl- Alt-L = Lock desktop  Ctrl- Alt-D = Show / Hide desktop  Ctrl-Alt-Esc = Kill Window (Click on the window to action the kill.)  Ctrl-Alt-Delete = Logout (To complete logout process, Tab & Enter)  Shift - F1= What's this  F1 = Help  Alt - F1 = Popup KDE launch menu  F2 = rename file  Alt - F2 = Execute Command  F3 = Find Next  Alt - F3 = Window open menu  Alt - F4 = Window close Down Next Item in List  F5 = Reload  F11 = Switch fullscreen / normal size  F12 = Toggle cursor key mouse emulation  Alt – Tab = Switch forward among windows  Alt-Shift-Tab = Switch backward among windows

43 Interesting configurations; XP look alike from

44 Interesting configurations; Vista look alike from

45 THE END Tell us on the general list if you tried these programs


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