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Dell Inspiron Mini 10v Quick Start Manual

Ubuntu® quick reference guide.
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    Getting Started With Your Dell Desktop ......6 Instant Messenger..... 18 Applications in Ubuntu .

  • Page 7: Overview

    Overview Overview Welcome to your Dell Inspiron Mini. ™ ™ This guide helps you to get acquainted with the Ubuntu operating system, perform basic functions, ® and set up your computer just the way you want it. If you need more information, complete documentation on Ubuntu is available from the Help Center on your computer.

  • Page 8: Dell Desktop

    Getting Started With Your Dell Desktop Getting Started With Your Dell Desktop The Dell Desktop launches when you turn on your computer.

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    Getting Started With Your Dell Desktop Launcher — The launcher organizes applications, Panel — The panel provides quick access to open bookmarks, folders, and documents into categories. running tasks on the desktop, or to frequently-used Click a category, and then click an item to open it.

  • Page 10: Classic Desktop, Starting An Application, Customizing Your Desktop, Icon On Your Desktop

    Getting Started With Your Classic Desktop Getting Started With Your Classic Desktop Adding and Removing an To switch from the Dell Desktop Launcher to the → Switch Desktop Classic Desktop, click Application Icon on Your Desktop Mode→ Classic Desktop. You can add an icon on your desktop to launch a Starting an Application frequently used application.

  • Page 11: Getting Started With Ubuntu, A Wireless Or Wired Connection

    Getting Started With Ubuntu Getting Started With Ubuntu Connecting to the Internet Using a If your network automatically assigns IP addresses and network settings, your Wireless or Wired Connection set-up is complete. Connecting to a Wireless Network If your network does not automatically assign a network address to your computer, To initiate a connection to a wireless network, click the Network Manager icon on...

  • Page 12: Full Screen

    Getting Started With Ubuntu Quickly Viewing a Window in Full Screen Press <Ctrl><Alt><F> to toggle between standard view and full screen view.

  • Page 13: Administration

    Getting Started With Ubuntu System Preferences and Administration From the Dell Desktop, use the tools available from → System to control the appearance and operation of your computer. • Select Preferences for settings of themes, keyboard shortcuts, and power management.

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    Getting Started With Ubuntu Setting Screensaver Preferences Ensure that the Activate screensaver when computer is idle checkbox is selected. Click → System→ Preferences→ If you want the screensaver to lock the Screensaver. screen, select the Lock screen when The Screensaver Preferences window screensaver is active checkbox.

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    Getting Started With Ubuntu...

  • Page 16: Browsing Files And Folders

    To Click File→ Create Folder, or right- open the file browser from the Dell Launcher, click and select Create Folder, or press select Productivity→ Places. <Shift><Ctrl><N>.

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    Getting Started With Ubuntu...

  • Page 18: Using The Web Browser

    Adding Bookmarks to the Launcher Using Tabbed Browsing If you have the Dell Desktop enabled, you can To open a new tab, go to File→ New Tab or add web site bookmarks to the launcher from press <Crtl><T>.

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    Getting Started With Ubuntu...

  • Page 20: Instant Messenger

    The Instant Messenger messaging client allows you to use multiple types of instant messaging accounts and protocols all at once. From the Dell Launcher, select Web→ Instant Messenger. If you are opening Instant Messenger for the first time, in addition to your Buddy List, an Accounts dialog box prompts you to add accounts.

  • Page 21: Applications In Ubuntu

    Apply. Progress windows appear while downloading, installing, and removing NOTE: To view DVD movies, the portable applications. Once the processes finish, the Dell CD/DVD Player and Power DVD Changes Applied window appears. software are required. Click Close.

  • Page 22: Connecting Devices

    Getting Started With Ubuntu Connecting Devices Digital Cameras Connect your digital camera to an available Ubuntu supports a wide range of peripheral USB port on the computer. devices and lets you connect to them easily. Turn on the camera and place it in review or USB Drives file transfer mode.

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    Getting Started With Ubuntu Bluetooth™ Devices Successfully configured new device message appears. Click Close. From the panel, right-click the Bluetooth To transfer or browse files, right-click the icon and select Connect new device... Bluetooth icon and select Send files to Bluetooth Device Wizard screen device...

  • Page 24: Restoring Your Ubuntu System, Starting System Restore

    Use the Ubuntu LTS DVD that shipped with your Turn on the computer. computer to restore your operating system. When the DELL logo appears, press <F12> CAUTION: Using the Ubuntu LTS DVD immediately. deletes all data on the hard drive.

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