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= Desktop User Guide =
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This is the new top-level page for the wiki-based work on the Fedora Desktop User Guide.
 
  
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This is the new top-level page for the wiki-based work on the Fedora User Guide. To help contribute or to view the status of each page, go to [[User Guide tasks]].
* [[User_Guide/8/Draft| Fedora 8 version (draft)]]
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* [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/user-guide/f11/ Fedora 11 User Guide]
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== Documentation Summary ==
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''Purpose'': How to accomplish specific tasks with the desktop applications in '''Fedora 12'''. This requires a major expansion of the content beyond the '''GNOME''' desktop to include '''KDE''' and '''Xfce'''. Other packages for common functions may also be considered, such as '''Thunderbird''' for e-mail.
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''Audience'': Individuals who are unfamiliar with the default Fedora desktop and who may be running their first Linux desktop.
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''Approach'': This document explains basic principles by explaining one principle at a time.  The document does not assume familiarity with any Linux/UNIX-specific terminology or concepts.  Functionality is also compared, where appropriate, to what the reader may know from other OSes, particularly Microsoft Windows.
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''Assumptions:'' The reader has a standard desktop class installation or live instance of Fedora with, including a user account with the default settings. The reader '''does''' have access to the ''root'' password. (We changed this "non-root access" assumption so that we can include more coverage of regular software updates and the installation of alternate packages and desktops.)
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''Related Documents'': The [[Administration_Guide]] further documents detailed tasks that require ''root'' access. The [[Getting_Started_Guide]]  is a general introduction to using Fedora. Each desktop application has integrated Help, so the scope of this document may need to be considered carefully.
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''Lead Writer: [[User:danielsmw|Matthew Daniels]]''
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''Writers'':
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''[[User_Guide_contributors]]''
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== User Guide Table of Contents ==
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The links below go directly to the actual pages.
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* [[User Guide - Introduction]]
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* [[User Guide - The Fedora Desktops]]
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* [[User Guide - Logging in]]
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* [[User Guide - Tour of the GNOME Desktop]]
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* [[User Guide - Tour of the KDE Desktop]]
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* [[User Guide - Tour of the Xfce Desktop]]
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* [[User Guide - Media]]
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* [[User Guide - Connecting to the Internet]]
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* [[User Guide - Accessing the Web]]
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* [[User Guide - Communications]]
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* [[User Guide - Office Tools]]
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* [[User Guide - Financial Software]]
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* [[User Guide - Playing Multimedia]]
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* [[User Guide - Multimedia Production]]
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* [[User Guide - Playing Games]]
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* [[User Guide - Managing Photos]]
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* [[User Guide - Sharing Your Desktop]]
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* [[User Guide - Customizing the Desktop]]
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* [[User Guide - Managing Software]]
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== Summary of Sections ==
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=== Introduction ===
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* Purpose of this Guide
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=== Desktops ===
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* GNOME
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* KDE
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* Xfce
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=== Logging in ===
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* Logging into a Desktop
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* Logging into a Terminal
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* The Multiuser Model
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* The Superuser
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=== Tour of the GNOME Desktop ===
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* First View of the GNOME Desktop
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* The GNOME Menu Panel
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* The GNOME Desktop Area
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* The GNOME Window List Area
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=== Tour of the KDE Desktop ===
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* First View of the KDE Desktop
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* The KDE Menu Panel
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* The KDE Desktop Area
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* The KDE Window List Area
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=== Tour of the Xfce Desktop ===
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* First View of the Xfce Desktop
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* The Xfce Menu Panel
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* The Xfce Desktop Area
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* The Xfce Window List Area
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=== Using Media ===
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* Understanding Media
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* Exploring Media
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* Writing CDs or DVDs
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* Using a USB Drive
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=== Accessing the Web ===
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* Browsing the World Wide Web
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=== Communications ===
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* Understanding Communications
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* Setting up Email
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* Setting up Instant Messaging
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=== Office Tools ===
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* Using OpenOffice
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=== Playing Multimedia ===
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* Playing Audio Files and CDs
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* Playing Video Files and VCDs
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=== Multimedia Production ===
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* Converting Audio and Ripping CDs
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* Editing Multimedia Files
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* Screen Casting
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=== Playing Games ===
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* Wasting Time
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=== Managing Photos ===
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* Importing photos
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* Organizing photos
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=== Sharing Your Desktop ===
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* Getting Assistance
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=== Customizing the Desktop ===
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* Customizing the Menu Panel
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* Changing the Background
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* Changing the Desktop Theme
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* Changing File Browsing Behavior
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=== Managing Software ===
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* Check what is installed
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* See what can be installed
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* Install new software
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* Update existing software
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* Manage update alerts
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* Focus on PackageKit
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* Updated information for Pirut and Pup
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[[Category: Documentation]]
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[[Category: User Guide]]

Latest revision as of 19:35, 21 November 2009

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This is the new top-level page for the wiki-based work on the Fedora User Guide. To help contribute or to view the status of each page, go to User Guide tasks.

Contents

[edit] Documentation Summary

Purpose: How to accomplish specific tasks with the desktop applications in Fedora 12. This requires a major expansion of the content beyond the GNOME desktop to include KDE and Xfce. Other packages for common functions may also be considered, such as Thunderbird for e-mail.

Audience: Individuals who are unfamiliar with the default Fedora desktop and who may be running their first Linux desktop.

Approach: This document explains basic principles by explaining one principle at a time. The document does not assume familiarity with any Linux/UNIX-specific terminology or concepts. Functionality is also compared, where appropriate, to what the reader may know from other OSes, particularly Microsoft Windows.

Assumptions: The reader has a standard desktop class installation or live instance of Fedora with, including a user account with the default settings. The reader does have access to the root password. (We changed this "non-root access" assumption so that we can include more coverage of regular software updates and the installation of alternate packages and desktops.)

Related Documents: The Administration_Guide further documents detailed tasks that require root access. The Getting_Started_Guide is a general introduction to using Fedora. Each desktop application has integrated Help, so the scope of this document may need to be considered carefully.

Lead Writer: Matthew Daniels

Writers:

User_Guide_contributors

[edit] User Guide Table of Contents

The links below go directly to the actual pages.

[edit] Summary of Sections

[edit] Introduction

  • Purpose of this Guide

[edit] Desktops

  • GNOME
  • KDE
  • Xfce

[edit] Logging in

  • Logging into a Desktop
  • Logging into a Terminal
  • The Multiuser Model
  • The Superuser

[edit] Tour of the GNOME Desktop

  • First View of the GNOME Desktop
  • The GNOME Menu Panel
  • The GNOME Desktop Area
  • The GNOME Window List Area

[edit] Tour of the KDE Desktop

  • First View of the KDE Desktop
  • The KDE Menu Panel
  • The KDE Desktop Area
  • The KDE Window List Area

[edit] Tour of the Xfce Desktop

  • First View of the Xfce Desktop
  • The Xfce Menu Panel
  • The Xfce Desktop Area
  • The Xfce Window List Area

[edit] Using Media

  • Understanding Media
  • Exploring Media
  • Writing CDs or DVDs
  • Using a USB Drive

[edit] Accessing the Web

  • Browsing the World Wide Web

[edit] Communications

  • Understanding Communications
  • Setting up Email
  • Setting up Instant Messaging

[edit] Office Tools

  • Using OpenOffice

[edit] Playing Multimedia

  • Playing Audio Files and CDs
  • Playing Video Files and VCDs

[edit] Multimedia Production

  • Converting Audio and Ripping CDs
  • Editing Multimedia Files
  • Screen Casting

[edit] Playing Games

  • Wasting Time

[edit] Managing Photos

  • Importing photos
  • Organizing photos

[edit] Sharing Your Desktop

  • Getting Assistance

[edit] Customizing the Desktop

  • Customizing the Menu Panel
  • Changing the Background
  • Changing the Desktop Theme
  • Changing File Browsing Behavior

[edit] Managing Software

  • Check what is installed
  • See what can be installed
  • Install new software
  • Update existing software
  • Manage update alerts
  • Focus on PackageKit
  • Updated information for Pirut and Pup