Difference between revisions of "KDE4/9.2"

From PC-BSD Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(31 intermediate revisions by 4 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
{{NavHeader|back=GNOME2|forward=LXDE}}
+
<noinclude>{{NavHeader|back=GNOME2|forward=LXDE}}</noinclude>
The [http://kde.org/ KDE] desktop environment provides many features and applications. However, it is hardware intensive and may run slowly on a computer with an older processor or a small amount of RAM. Figure 5.3a shows a screenshot of KDE4 running on PC-BSD 9.0 with the Applications menu open:
+
  
'''Figure 5.3a: Applications Menu of KDE4'''
+
The {{citelink|url=http://kde.org/|txt=KDE}} desktop environment provides many features and applications. However, it is hardware intensive and may run slowly on a computer with an older processor or a small amount of RAM. Figure 6.2a shows a screenshot of KDE4 running on PC-BSD® 9.1 with the "Applications" menu open:
  
[[File:Kde.png]]
+
'''Figure 6.2a: Applications Menu of KDE4'''
  
Each category in the Applications menu contains many applications and the Settings and System categories contain many utilities for configuring your system. If you are new to KDE4, take some time to discover which applications best suit your needs. Some of the applications which are provided by KDE4 include:
+
[[File:KDE4.png]]
  
* '''[http://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kdegraphics/gwenview/index.html Gwenview:]''' image viewer found in Graphics -> Image Viewer.
+
Each category in the "Applications" menu contains many applications and the "Settings" and "System" categories contain many utilities for configuring your system. If you are new to KDE4, take some time to discover which applications best suit your needs. Some of the applications which are provided by KDE4 include:
  
* '''[http://docs.kde.org/development/en/extragear-graphics/digikam/index.html Digikam:]''' photo managment program found in Graphics -> Photo Management Program.
+
* '''{{citelink|url=http://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kdegraphics/gwenview/index.html|txt=Gwenview}}:''' image viewer found in ''Graphics'' ➜ ''Image Viewer''.
  
* '''[http://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kdebase-apps/konqueror/index.html Konqueror"]''' file manager, web browser, and SSH client found in Internet -> Web Browser.
+
* '''{{citelink|url=http://docs.kde.org/development/en/extragear-graphics/digikam/index.html|txt=Digikam}}:''' photo-management program found in ''Graphics'' ➜ ''Photo Management Program''.
  
* '''[http://docs.kde.org/development/en/extragear-multimedia/kmplayer/index.html KMPlayer:]''' media player found in Multimedia -> Media Player. Plays most MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, FILM, RoQ, PVA files, supported by many native, XAnim, and Win32 DLL codecs. You can watch VideoCD, SVCD, DVD, 3ivx, DivX 3/4/5, WMV and even H.264 movies.
+
* '''{{citelink|url=http://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kdebase-apps/konqueror/index.html|txt=Konqueror}}:''' file manager, web browser, and SSH client found in ''Internet'' ➜ ''Web Browser''.
  
* '''[http://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kdegraphics/okular/index.html Okular]:''' document viewer and annotator found in Office - Document Viewer. Supports PDF, OpenOffice, and Postscript files.
+
* '''{{citelink|url=http://docs.kde.org/development/en/extragear-multimedia/kmplayer/index.html|txt=KMPlayer}}:''' media player found in ''Multimedia'' ➜ ''Media Player''. Plays most MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, FILM, RoQ, PVA files, supported by many native, XAnim, and Win32 DLL codecs. You can watch VideoCD, SVCD, DVD, 3ivx, DivX 3/4/5, WMV and even H.264 movies.
  
* '''[http://docs.kde.org/development/en/kdepim/korganizer/index.html KOrganizer:]''' organizer utility and reminder daemon found in Office -> Personal Organizer.  
+
* '''{{citelink|url=http://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kdegraphics/okular/index.html|txt=Okular}}:''' document viewer and annotator found in Office - Document Viewer. Supports PDF, OpenOffice, and Postscript files.
  
* '''[http://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kdebase-apps/dolphin/index.html Dolphin:]''' file manager found in System -> File Manager. Dolphin provides many features for manipulating files such as comments, tags, search, encryption, and dealing with zipped archives.  
+
* '''{{citelink|url=http://docs.kde.org/development/en/kdepim/korganizer/index.html|txt=KOrganizer}}:''' organizer utility and reminder daemon found in ''Office'' ➜ ''Personal Organizer''.
  
Several utilities are also found in the System Tray:
+
* '''{{citelink|url=http://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kdebase-apps/dolphin/index.html|txt=Dolphin}}:''' file manager found in System ➜ File Manager. Dolphin provides many features for manipulating files such as comments, tags, search, encryption, and archival (zip/unzip) functions.
  
* [[Image:Notifier1.png]] '''Device Notifier:''' if you hover over this icon it will show you any inserted media (e.g. a USB thumb drive or a DVD) as well as any recognized filesystems (e.g. a FAT32 filesystem from a Windows installation on a dual-boot computer). A pop-up menu will appear over device notifier when a media is inserted. If you click device notifier, you can access the media or eject it as described in the [[Multimedia]] section.
+
By default, desktop effects are disabled, as not all video cards support them. If your video card supports 3D effects and you would like to enable them in KDE, go to ''System Settings'' ''Desktop Effects'' ➜ ''General'' and check the box "Enable desktop effects at startup".
  
* [[Image:Dashboard.png]] '''Show the Plasma Dashboard:''' if you click this icon a small item labeled "Widget Dashboard" will appear at the top of your screen and your panel will temporarily disappear. If you right-click this item, a pop-up menu will appear that allows you to configure icons, widgets, panels, and activities. The [http://userbase.kde.org/Plasma Plasma Guide] can get you started with these configurations, but you will probably find that some experimentation will let you discover the features that you are interested in. When you are finished, click the red X to close the widget dashboard and return to the panel.
+
Some of KDE's games require 3D support. If your video card does not support 3D, these games will fail to start.
  
* [[Image:Klipper1.png]] '''Klipper:''' is a utility that keeps a history of your latest cuts/copies so that you can paste them. Right-click the icon to view your history; if you click on a history item it will allow you to paste it. You may want to review the "Configure Klipper" menu item as it allows you to set the size of the history. If you want to paste images as well as text, uncheck the "Text selection only" box while in the "Configure Klipper" menu. The Help menu option will open the Klipper Handbook where you can learn more about using Klipper.
+
You may or may not have installed all of KDE's components during installation. You can view the installed components and check (to add) or uncheck (to delete) various components using ''[[Control Panel]]'' ➜ [[System Manager#Install/Uninstall Desktops and System Components | ''System Manager'' ➜ ''System Packages'']] ➜ ''[[Desktops]]'' ➜ ''[[KDE4|KDE]]''.
  
* [[Image:Audio.png]] '''KMix:''' click this icon to see a bar that lets you increase/decrease the sound level. It also provides a Mixer button which you can click to configure your audio channels. If you press F1 while in KMix, it will open the KMix Handbook which shows you how to use this utility.
+
If you have KDE installed and are currently logged into a different window manager, you can still run any KDE application by specifying its name. For example, type '''konqueror''' to run the Konqueror web browser or '''dolphin''' to access the Dolphin File Manager.
  
 +
{{citelink|url=http://www.kde.org/applications/|txt=KDE Applications}} includes descriptions and screenshots of all of KDE's applications as well as links to their handbooks.
  
 +
{{citelink|url=http://www.kde-look.org/|txt=kde-look.org}} contains additional themes and wallpapers.
  
* [[Image:Trash.png]] '''Trash:''' if you delete a file in Dolphin, it isn't deleted immediately. Instead, it is stored in the trash can. Your trash can icon will change slightly if there are items in it. If you hover over the icon, it will tell you how many items are in the trash can. Right-click the icon to open or empty the trashcan or to modify its settings. '''Note:''' if you delete a file at the command line it does ''not'' go to the trash can; instead it is immediately deleted.
+
<noinclude>{{refheading}}</noinclude>
 
+
<noinclude>
* [[Image:Toolbox.png]] '''Panel Tool Box:''' if you click or right-click this icon, you can add or lock widgets, add or edit the panel, add spacers or change the size of the panel, or access even more settings. This [http://userbase.kde.org/Plasma/Panels page] can get you started; again, you will want to experiment to see what features/settings you like.
+
[[category:handbook]]
 
+
[[category:desktops]]
'''Note:''' should you delete the original panel, you will have to manually re-add all of its icons and widgets if you decide to create another panel.
+
[[category:KDE4]]
 
+
</noinclude>
===Additional Resources===
+
 
+
[http://www.kde.org/applications/ KDE Applications:] includes descriptions and screenshots of all of KDE's applications as well as links to their Handbooks.
+

Revision as of 07:35, 23 October 2012

(Sorry for the inconvenience)

The KDE[1] desktop environment provides many features and applications. However, it is hardware intensive and may run slowly on a computer with an older processor or a small amount of RAM. Figure 6.2a shows a screenshot of KDE4 running on PC-BSD® 9.1 with the "Applications" menu open:

Figure 6.2a: Applications Menu of KDE4

KDE4.png

Each category in the "Applications" menu contains many applications and the "Settings" and "System" categories contain many utilities for configuring your system. If you are new to KDE4, take some time to discover which applications best suit your needs. Some of the applications which are provided by KDE4 include:

  • Gwenview[2]: image viewer found in GraphicsImage Viewer.
  • Digikam[3]: photo-management program found in GraphicsPhoto Management Program.
  • Konqueror[4]: file manager, web browser, and SSH client found in InternetWeb Browser.
  • KMPlayer[5]: media player found in MultimediaMedia Player. Plays most MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, FILM, RoQ, PVA files, supported by many native, XAnim, and Win32 DLL codecs. You can watch VideoCD, SVCD, DVD, 3ivx, DivX 3/4/5, WMV and even H.264 movies.
  • Okular[6]: document viewer and annotator found in Office - Document Viewer. Supports PDF, OpenOffice, and Postscript files.
  • KOrganizer[7]: organizer utility and reminder daemon found in OfficePersonal Organizer.
  • Dolphin[8]: file manager found in System ➜ File Manager. Dolphin provides many features for manipulating files such as comments, tags, search, encryption, and archival (zip/unzip) functions.

By default, desktop effects are disabled, as not all video cards support them. If your video card supports 3D effects and you would like to enable them in KDE, go to System SettingsDesktop EffectsGeneral and check the box "Enable desktop effects at startup".

Some of KDE's games require 3D support. If your video card does not support 3D, these games will fail to start.

You may or may not have installed all of KDE's components during installation. You can view the installed components and check (to add) or uncheck (to delete) various components using Control Panel System ManagerSystem PackagesDesktopsKDE.

If you have KDE installed and are currently logged into a different window manager, you can still run any KDE application by specifying its name. For example, type konqueror to run the Konqueror web browser or dolphin to access the Dolphin File Manager.

KDE Applications[9] includes descriptions and screenshots of all of KDE's applications as well as links to their handbooks.

kde-look.org[10] contains additional themes and wallpapers.

References


  1. http://kde.org/
  2. http://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kdegraphics/gwenview/index.html
  3. http://docs.kde.org/development/en/extragear-graphics/digikam/index.html
  4. http://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kdebase-apps/konqueror/index.html
  5. http://docs.kde.org/development/en/extragear-multimedia/kmplayer/index.html
  6. http://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kdegraphics/okular/index.html
  7. http://docs.kde.org/development/en/kdepim/korganizer/index.html
  8. http://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kdebase-apps/dolphin/index.html
  9. http://www.kde.org/applications/
  10. http://www.kde-look.org/
Personal tools
Namespaces

Variants
Actions
Navigation
Toolbox