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openSUSE Leap 15.1

GNOME User Guide

Introduces the GNOME desktop of openSUSE Leap. It guides you through using and configuring the desktop and helps you perform key tasks. It is intended mainly for end users who want to make efficient use of GNOME as their default desktop.

Publication Date: April 21, 2020
About This Guide
Available Documentation
Giving Feedback
Documentation Conventions
Product Life Cycle and Support
I Introduction
1 Getting Started with the GNOME Desktop
1.1 Logging In
1.2 Desktop Basics
1.3 Pausing or Finishing Your Session
2 Working with Your Desktop
2.1 Managing Files and Directories
2.2 Accessing Removable Media
2.3 Searching for Files
2.4 Copying Text Between Applications
2.5 Managing Internet Connections
2.6 Exploring the Internet
2.7 E-mail and Scheduling
2.8 Opening or Creating Documents with LibreOffice
2.9 Controlling Your Desktop’s Power Management
2.10 Creating, Displaying, and Decompressing Archives
2.11 Taking Screenshots
2.12 Viewing PDF Files
2.13 Obtaining Software Updates
2.14 For More Information
3 Customizing Your Settings
3.1 Changing the Desktop Background
3.2 Configuring Language Settings
3.3 Configuring the Keyboard
3.4 Using XCompose to Type Special Characters
3.5 Configuring Bluetooth Settings
3.6 Configuring Power Settings
3.7 Configuring the Mouse and Touchpad
3.8 Installing and Configuring Printers
3.9 Configuring Screens
3.10 Configuring Sound Settings
3.11 Setting Default Applications
3.12 Setting Session Sharing Preferences
4 Assistive Technologies
4.1 Enabling Assistive Technologies
4.2 Visual Assistance
4.3 Hearing Assistance
4.4 Keyboard and Mouse
4.5 For More Information
II Connectivity, Files and Resources
5 Accessing Network Resources
5.1 Connecting to a Network
5.2 General Notes on File Sharing and Network Browsing
5.3 Accessing Network Shares
5.4 Sharing Directories
5.5 Managing Windows Files
5.6 Configuring and Accessing a Windows Network Printer
6 Managing Printers
6.1 Installing a Printer
7 Backing Up User Data
7.1 Configuring Backups
7.2 Creating Backups
7.3 Restoring Data
8 Passwords and Keys: Signing and Encrypting Data
8.1 Signing and Encryption
8.2 Generating a New Key Pair
8.3 Modifying Key Properties
8.4 Importing Keys
8.5 Exporting Keys
8.6 Signing a Key
8.7 File Manager Integration
8.8 Password Keyrings
8.9 Key Servers
8.10 Key Sharing
III LibreOffice
9 LibreOffice: The Office Suite
9.1 LibreOffice Modules
9.2 Starting LibreOffice
9.3 The LibreOffice User Interface
9.4 Compatibility with Other Office Applications
9.5 Saving Files with a Password
9.6 Signing Documents
9.7 Customizing LibreOffice
9.8 Changing the Global Settings
9.9 Using Templates
9.10 Setting Metadata and Properties
9.11 For More Information
10 LibreOffice Writer
10.1 Creating a New Document
10.2 Formatting with Styles
10.3 Working with Large Documents
10.4 Using Writer as an HTML Editor
11 LibreOffice Calc
11.1 Creating a New Document
11.2 Using Formatting and Styles in Calc
11.3 Working With Sheets
11.4 Conditional Formatting
11.5 Grouping and Ungrouping Cells
11.6 Freezing Rows or Columns as Headers
12 LibreOffice Impress, Base, Draw, and Math
12.1 Using Presentations with Impress
12.2 Using Databases with Base
12.3 Creating Graphics with Draw
12.4 Creating Mathematical Formulas with Math
IV Internet and Communication
13 Firefox: Browsing the Web
13.1 Starting Firefox
13.2 Navigating Web Sites
13.3 Finding Information
13.4 Managing Bookmarks
13.5 Using the Download Manager
13.6 Security
13.7 Customizing Firefox
13.8 Printing from Firefox
13.9 For More Information
14 Evolution: E-Mailing and Calendaring
14.1 Starting Evolution
14.2 Setup Assistant
14.3 Using Evolution
14.4 For More Information
15 Pidgin: Instant Messaging
15.1 Starting Pidgin
15.2 Configuring Accounts
15.3 Managing Contacts
15.4 Chatting with Friends
15.5 For More Information
16 Ekiga: Using Voice over IP
16.1 Starting Ekiga
16.2 Configuring Ekiga
16.3 The Ekiga User Interface
16.4 Making a Call
16.5 Answering a Call
16.6 Using the Address Book
16.7 For More Information
V Graphics and Multimedia
17 GIMP: Manipulating Graphics
17.1 Graphics Formats
17.2 Starting GIMP
17.3 User Interface Overview
17.4 Getting Started
17.5 Saving and Exporting Images
17.6 Editing Images
17.7 Printing Images
17.8 For More Information
18 GNOME Videos
18.1 Using GNOME Videos
18.2 Modifying GNOME Videos Preferences
19 Brasero: Burning CDs and DVDs
19.1 Creating a Data CD or DVD
19.2 Creating an Audio CD
19.3 Copying a CD or DVD
19.4 Writing ISO Images
19.5 Creating a Multisession CD or DVD
19.6 For More Information
A Help and Documentation
A.1 Using GNOME Help
A.2 Additional Help Resources
A.3 For More Information
B GNU Licenses
B.1 GNU Free Documentation License
List of Examples
10.1 Use of Styles

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