openSUSE Leap 42.3

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: August 15, 2017
About This Guide
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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
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
9 gFTP: Transferring Data from the Internet
9.1 ASCII Compared to Binary Transfers
9.2 Connecting to a Remote Server
9.3 Transferring Files
9.4 Setting Up an HTTP Proxy Server
9.5 For More Information
III LibreOffice
10 LibreOffice: The Office Suite
10.1 LibreOffice Modules
10.2 Starting LibreOffice
10.3 The LibreOffice User Interface
10.4 Compatibility with Other Office Applications
10.5 Saving Files with a Password
10.6 Signing Documents
10.7 Customizing LibreOffice
10.8 Changing the Global Settings
10.9 Using Templates
10.10 Setting Metadata and Properties
10.11 For More Information
11 LibreOffice Writer
11.1 Creating a New Document
11.2 Formatting with Styles
11.3 Working with Large Documents
11.4 Using Writer as an HTML Editor
12 LibreOffice Calc
12.1 Creating a New Document
12.2 Using Formatting and Styles in Calc
12.3 Working With Sheets
12.4 Conditional Formatting
12.5 Grouping and Ungrouping Cells
12.6 Freezing Rows or Columns as Headers
13 LibreOffice Impress, Base, Draw, and Math
13.1 Using Presentations with Impress
13.2 Using Databases with Base
13.3 Creating Graphics with Draw
13.4 Creating Mathematical Formulas with Math
IV Internet, Communication and Collaboration
14 Firefox: Browsing the Web
14.1 Starting Firefox
14.2 Navigating Web Sites
14.3 Finding Information
14.4 Managing Bookmarks
14.5 Using the Download Manager
14.6 Security
14.7 Customizing Firefox
14.8 Printing from Firefox
14.9 For More Information
15 Evolution: E-Mailing and Calendaring
15.1 Starting Evolution
15.2 Setup Assistant
15.3 Using Evolution
15.4 For More Information
16 Empathy: Instant Messaging
16.1 Starting Empathy
16.2 Configuring Accounts
16.3 Managing Contacts
16.4 Chatting with Friends
16.5 For More Information
17 Ekiga: Using Voice over IP
17.1 Starting Ekiga
17.2 Configuring Ekiga
17.3 The Ekiga User Interface
17.4 Making a Call
17.5 Answering a Call
17.6 Using the Address Book
17.7 For More Information
V Graphics and Multimedia
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
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
List of Examples
11.1 Use of Styles

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