openSUSE Leap 42.1

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: November 05, 2018
About This Guide
Available Documentation
Documentation Conventions
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 The GNOME Settings Dialog
3.2 Personal
3.3 Hardware
3.4 System
4 Assistive Technologies
4.1 Enabling Assistive Technologies
4.2 Visual Impairments
4.3 Hearing Impairments
4.4 Mobility Impairments
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 Creating Backups
7.2 Restoring Data
III LibreOffice
8 LibreOffice: The Office Suite
8.1 LibreOffice Modules
8.2 Starting LibreOffice
8.3 Compatibility with Other Office Applications
8.4 Saving LibreOffice Files with a Password
8.5 Signing Documents
8.6 Customizing LibreOffice
8.7 Changing the Global Settings
8.8 Using Templates
8.9 Setting Metadata and Properties
8.10 For More Information
9 LibreOffice Writer
9.1 Creating a New Document
9.2 Sharing Documents with Other Word Processors
9.3 Formatting with Styles
9.4 Working with Large Documents
9.5 Using Writer as an HTML Editor
10 LibreOffice Calc
10.1 Creating a New Document
10.2 Using Formatting and Styles in Calc
10.3 Working With Sheets
10.4 Conditional Formatting
10.5 Grouping and Ungrouping Cells
10.6 Freezing Rows or Columns as Headers
11 LibreOffice Impress, Base, Draw, and Math
11.1 Using Presentations with Impress
11.2 Using Databases with Base
11.3 Creating Graphics with Draw
11.4 Creating Mathematical Formulas with Math
IV Information Management
12 Evolution: E-Mailing and Calendaring
12.1 Starting Evolution
12.2 Setup Assistant
12.3 Using Evolution
12.4 For More Information
13 Passwords and Keys: Signing and Encrypting Data
13.1 Signing and Encryption
13.2 Generating a New Key Pair
13.3 Modifying Key Properties
13.4 Importing Keys
13.5 Exporting Keys
13.6 Signing a Key
13.7 File Manager Integration
13.8 Password Keyrings
13.9 Key Servers
13.10 Key Sharing
V Communication and Collaboration
14 Pidgin: Instant Messaging
14.1 Starting Pidgin
14.2 Configuring Accounts
14.3 Managing Contacts
14.4 Chatting with Friends
14.5 For More Information
15 Ekiga: Using Voice over IP
15.1 Starting Ekiga
15.2 Configuring Ekiga
15.3 The Ekiga User Interface
15.4 Making a Call
15.5 Answering a Call
15.6 Using the Address Book
15.7 For More Information
VI Internet
16 Firefox: Browsing the Web
16.1 Starting Firefox
16.2 Navigating Web Sites
16.3 Finding Information
16.4 Managing Bookmarks
16.5 Using the Download Manager
16.6 Security
16.7 Customizing Firefox
16.8 Printing from Firefox
16.9 Controlling Adobe Flash Player Settings
16.10 For More Information
17 gFTP: Transferring Data From the Internet
17.1 ASCII vs. Binary Transfers
17.2 Connecting to a Remote Server
17.3 Transferring Files
17.4 Setting Up an HTTP Proxy Server
17.5 For More Information
VII Graphics
18 GIMP: Manipulating Graphics
18.1 Graphics Formats
18.2 Starting GIMP
18.3 User Interface Overview
18.4 Getting Started
18.5 Saving and Exporting Images
18.6 Editing Images
18.7 Printing Images
18.8 For More Information
VIII Multimedia
19 GNOME Videos
19.1 Using GNOME Videos
19.2 Modifying GNOME Videos Preferences
20 Brasero: Burning CDs and DVDs
20.1 Creating a Data CD or DVD
20.2 Creating an Audio CD
20.3 Copying a CD or DVD
20.4 Writing ISO Images
20.5 Creating a Multisession CD or DVD
20.6 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

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