Getting Started With GNOME Desktop OpenSuSe

When you start your system,you are usually prompted to enter your username and password.If someone else installed your system,check with your system administrator for your username and password. After logging in to GNOME for the first time,you see the
GNOME desktop,offering the following basic elements:

Desktop Icons
Access programs and features on your system by double-clicking an icon.Right-click an icon to get additional
menus and options.By default,the desktop features
System Tray
The right side of the bottom panel holds some smaller icons,including the system clock that displays the date
and time,the volume control,and icons for several other helper applications.
By default,all running applications are displayed in the taskbar (the area in the middle of the panel between
the Computer button and the system tray).You can access any running application regardless of the currently
active desktop.Click an application name to open it.Right-click an application name to see options for moving,restoring,or minimizing the window.
Desktop Menu
Right-click an empty spot on the desktop to display amenu with various options.Click Create Folder to create
a new folder.Use Create Launcher to create a launchericon for an application. Provide the name of the application and the command for starting it,then select an iconto represent it.You can also change the desktop back-ground,open a terminal,create a document,and aligndesktop icons.
several key icons,including your personal Home folder and a trash can for deleted items.Other icons representing devices on your computer,such as CD drives,might also be present on the desktop and you can add as many icons on your desktop as you want to.If you double-click your Home folder,the Nautilus file manager starts and displays the contents of your home directory.
Bottom Panel
The desktop includes a panel at the bottom of the screen.This panel contains the Computer menu (similar
to the Start menu in Windows*),the system tray,and a taskbar to display icons for all currently running applications.You can also add applications and applets to the panel for easy access.
Main Menu
Click Computer on the far left of the bottom panel to open the main menu.Commonly used applications ap-
pear in the main menu,along with recently used applications.Click Documents to display your recent documents,or click Places to display your favorite places (such asbyour home directory or the desktop).Click More Applications to access additional applications listed in categories.Use the options on the right to access help,install additional software,open the GNOME Control Center, lock your screen,log out of the desktop,or check the status of your hard drive and network connections.


  1. Good article.
    Try to put a high rezolution print screen.

  2. Wah.. kebetulan nih aku baru nginstall OpenSUSE... TApi belom terlalu ngarti. THX y 4 Share :D

  3. good article.i installed SLED 11 last week but i prefer ubutu desktop because of the community support and usability.


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