F8 User Guide

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The published version of the Desktop User Guide for Fedora Core 6 is now available. To access it, click on the link below:
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/desktop-user-guide/


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Contents

Documentation Summary

Purpose: How to accomplish specific tasks with the desktop applications in Fedora 8. 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 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 AdministrationGuide further documents detailed tasks that require root access. The GettingStartedGuide 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: JohnBabich

Writers: MattBird, CodyDeHaan , DamienDurand, JonathanRoberts, MarcWiriadisastra, DanOBrien , PaulWFrields

All Contributors

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Table of Contents

Status of Edits

Chapter Status Editor Wordsmith Editor Stylesmith Editor Format
Introduction XML Done DONE PaulFrields DONE PaulFrields Done MarcWiriadisastra
Desktops XML Done DONE PaulFrields DONE PaulFrields Done MarcWiriadisastra
Logging into the Desktop XML Done DONE PaulFrields DONE PaulFrields Done MarcWiriadisastra
Tour of the GNOME Desktop DONE PaulFrields DONE PaulFrields Done MarcWiriadisastra
Tour of the KDE Desktop DONE ZacharyHamed DONE ZacharyHamed Done MarcWiriadisastra
Tour of the Xfce Desktop DONE ZacharyHamed DONE ZacharyHamed Done MarcWiriadisastra
Using Media XML Done DONE KarstenWade DONE KarstenWade Done MarcWiriadisastra
Connecting to Internet PaulFrields PaulFrields Done MarcWiriadisastra
Accessing the Web XML Done DONE KarstenWade DONE KarstenWade Done MarcWiriadisastra
Communications (Email, IM) KarstenWade KarstenWade Done MarcWiriadisastra
Office Tools XML Done DONE KarstenWade DONE KarstenWade Done MarcWiriadisastra
Financial Software DONE ZacharyHamed DONE ZacharyHamed Done MarcWiriadisastra
Playing Multimedia (Music & Video) DONE ZacharyHamed DONE ZacharyHamed Done MarcWiriadisastra
Playing Games DONE ZacharyHamed DONE ZacharyHamed Done MarcWiriadisastra
Managing Photos DONE ZacharyHamed DONE ZacharyHamed Done MarcWiriadisastra
Sharing Your Desktop DONE ZacharyHamed DONE ZacharyHamed Done MarcWiriadisastra
Customizing the Desktop DONE ClintSavage DONE ClintSavage Done MarcWiriadisastra
Managing Software With Pirut DONE ClintSavage DONE ClintSavage Done MarcWiriadisastra
Updating Software With Pup DONE ClintSavage DONE ClintSavage Done MarcWiriadisastra


Summary of Sections

Introduction

  • Purpose of this Guide

Desktops

  • GNOME
  • KDE
  • Xfce

Logging into the Desktop

  • Entering your Username and Password

Tour of the GNOME Desktop

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

Tour of the KDE Desktop

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

Tour of the Xfce Desktop

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

Using Media

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

Accessing the Web

  • Browsing the World Wide Web

Communications

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

Office Tools

  • Using OpenOffice

Playing Multimedia

  • Playing Audio
  • Viewing Video

Playing Games

  • Wasting Time

Managing Photos

  • Importing photos
  • Organizing photos

Sharing Your Desktop

  • Getting Assistance

Customizing the Desktop

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