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Once you have installed PC-BSD®, you will want to become familiar with your desktop environment. This section discusses the desktops which can be selected during the installation of PC-BSD® or installed afterwards using {{local|link=Package Manager}}.
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Once you have installed PC-BSD®, you will want to become familiar with your desktop environment. This section discusses the desktops which can be selected during the installation of PC-BSD® or installed afterwards using {{local|link=AppCafe®}}.
  
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These desktops are fully supported, meaning that all of the PC-BSD® utilities are integrated into the desktop environment:
 
 
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The following desktops, when installed, will appear in the list of available desktops when a user logs in:
 
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By default, three PC-BSD® icons will appear on these desktops:
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[[File:Appcafelogo1.png|link=Using AppCafe®]] '''AppCafe®:''' graphical utility used to install, uninstall, and upgrade software. See the section on {{local|link=AppCafe®}} for more details.
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[[File:Controlpanellogo.png|link=Control Panel]] '''PC-BSD® Control Panel:''' contains applications for administering the computer. See the section on {{local|link=Control Panel}} for more details.
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[[File:Acrobat.png|link=PC-BSD® Users Handbook]] '''PC-BSD® Handbook:''' a PDF version of the PC-BSD®&nbsp;{{getVers}}&nbsp;Users&nbsp;Handbook (this document).
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The following desktops are called "unsupported" in the PC-BSD® installer as they are meant for more advanced users who are comfortable working at the command line. The PC-BSD® utilities will work in these environments, but the user may need to start some utilities manually from the command line if they do not appear as an icon on the desktop or in the desktop's application menu:
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The rest of this chapter provides an overview of each of these desktops.
Even more desktops are available in the Advanced View of Package Manager, where you can browse the 160+ available desktops in the x11-wm category. Note that any desktops installed in Advanced View will not automatically be added to the login manager. However, any desktop installed using the Basic View of Package Manager will appear in the drop-down menu of login manager.
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For the desktops that support desktop icons, three PC-BSD® icons will appear on the desktop:
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[[File:Appcafelogo1.png|link=Using AppCafe®]] '''AppCafe®:''' graphical utility used to install, uninstall, and upgrade software. See the section on {{local|link=AppCafe®}} for more details.
  
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The rest of this section provides an overview of each of the desktops that can be installed with PC-BSD®.
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[[File:Controlpanellogo.png|link=Control Panel]] '''PC-BSD® Control Panel:''' contains applications for administering the computer. See the section on {{local|link=Control Panel}} for more details.
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[[File:Acrobat.png|link=PC-BSD® Users Handbook]] '''PC-BSD® Handbook:''' a PDF version of the PC-BSD®&nbsp;{{getVers}}&nbsp;Users&nbsp;Handbook (this document).
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Even more desktops are available for installation from AppCafe®, if "Raw Packages" is checked in "Browser View". These can be browsed in the "X11 - Window Managers" category. Note that if the desktop is not listed above, it will not automatically be added to the login manager.
  
 
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Revision as of 11:28, 5 June 2014



Once you have installed PC-BSD®, you will want to become familiar with your desktop environment. This section discusses the desktops which can be selected during the installation of PC-BSD® or installed afterwards using AppCafe®.

NOTE: Fluxbox is always installed and available in the login menu of a PC-BSD® system.

The following desktops, when installed, will appear in the list of available desktops when a user logs in:

The rest of this chapter provides an overview of each of these desktops.

For the desktops that support desktop icons, three PC-BSD® icons will appear on the desktop:

Appcafelogo1.png AppCafe®: graphical utility used to install, uninstall, and upgrade software. See the section on AppCafe® for more details.

Controlpanellogo.png PC-BSD® Control Panel: contains applications for administering the computer. See the section on Control Panel for more details.

Acrobat.png PC-BSD® Handbook: a PDF version of the PC-BSD® 10.1 Users Handbook (this document).

Even more desktops are available for installation from AppCafe®, if "Raw Packages" is checked in "Browser View". These can be browsed in the "X11 - Window Managers" category. Note that if the desktop is not listed above, it will not automatically be added to the login manager.

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