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    QUICK START GUIDE...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Creating a New Folder                12 Getting Started With Your Dell Desktop   5 Using the Firefox Web Browser           14...

  • Page 4: Overview                             4

    Overview Overview ® Your Dell computer is preconfigured with Ubuntu if you opted for it during purchase This document describes how to perform basic functions with your computer running Ubuntu operating system and also includes reinstallation steps for Ubuntu operating system You have two modes of operating your computer running Ubuntu •...

  • Page 5: Getting Started With Your Dell Desktop   5

    Getting Started With Your Dell Desktop Getting Started With Your Dell Desktop The Dell Desktop launches when you turn on your computer with Ubuntu operating system To turn off the Dell Desktop Launcher, click the and select Switch Desktop Mode→ Classic Desktop See “Getting Started with Your Classic Desktop”...

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    Getting Started With Your Dell Desktop Launcher Ubuntu Icon The Launcher organizes applications and Click on this icon menu to access website bookmarks into categories To Preferences, Places (useful file locations), access an application using the Launcher, and Help and Support...

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    Getting Started With Your Dell Desktop 11 Volume Control Icon Click on this icon to adjust the volume of the computer 12 Notification area Includes a clock and icons associated with programs 13 Plus Icons Click the upper Plus Icon to add or remove a...

  • Page 8: Getting Started With Your

    Getting Started With Your Classic Desktop Getting Started With Your Classic Desktop Starting an Application Click the Applications menu Select the appropriate category and application Customizing Your Desktop Personalizing the panel You can add frequently used utilities and applications to the panel by performing the following procedures: Right-click on the panel and select Add to Panel...

  • Page 9: Getting Started With Ubuntu

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

  • Page 10: System Preferences And Administration

    Getting Started With Ubuntu System Preferences and Setting Screensaver Preferences Administration Click → System→ Preferences→ Screensaver From the System menu you can control the The Screensaver Preferences window appearance and operation of your computer appears and get help In the Screensaver Theme list, select Blank •...

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    Getting Started With Ubuntu...

  • Page 12: Browsing Files And Folders Using

    Getting Started With Ubuntu Browsing Files and Folders Using Creating a New Folder Nautilus Browse to the location where you want to create the new folder The Nautilus File Manager allows you to Click File→ Create Folder, or right- view, create, organize, and search for your click and select Create Folder, or press files and folders using an interface similar to <Shift><Ctrl><N>...

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    Getting Started With Ubuntu...

  • Page 14: Using The Firefox Web Browser

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

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    Getting Started With Ubuntu...

  • Page 16: Instant Messaging With Pidgin

    Getting Started With Ubuntu Instant Messaging With Pidgin Importing Digital Photographs The Pidgin messaging client allows you to use To import photos from your camera: multiple types of instant messaging accounts Plug-in and switch on the camera by placing and protocols all at once it in review mode Click →...

  • Page 17: Applications In Ubuntu

    Getting Started With Ubuntu Applications in Ubuntu Adding and Removing Applications ® → Applications→ Click Ubuntu comes with a wide variety of Add/Remove pre-installed applications To add an application, select the required Some of the most frequently-used applications application checkbox To remove an include the following: application, deselect the required application checkbox...

  • Page 18: Adding A Printer

    Getting Started With Ubuntu Adding a Printer Connecting to the Internet → System→ Administration→ → System→ Administration→ Click Click Printing Network The Printers window appears Select the connection that you plan to use Double-click on the New Printer icon The and click Properties Add a Printer wizard will start and your If you are using a wireless or wired...

  • Page 19: Restoring Your Ubuntu System          19

    Turn On the computer NOTICE: However, using the Operating System media also deletes all data on the When the DELL logo appears, press <0> hard drive immediately NOTE: Your computer may or may not have NOTE: The next steps change the boot...

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