TAILIEUCHUNG - Suse Linux 9.3 For Dummies- P7

Suse Linux For Dummies- P7:This part is all about getting you started on your way to a lasting relationship with SUSE Linux. Before you can begin your SUSE Linux experience, I spend a chapter explaining what SUSE Linux is and what you can do with SUSE Linux (pretty much anything you can do with a PC that runs Windows). | 70 Part II Test Driving SUSE__ Figure 5-8 A typical View ol lhe I top GNOME panel. The panel is a parking place for icons. Some icons open up menus from which you can select applications to run and some icons start applications when you click them. Some show the status such as what programs are currently running as well as other useful information such as the date and time. Starting at the left the first icon regardless of what it shows in the KDE panel and GNOME top panel is the Main Menu button it s like the Start button in Microsoft Windows. Then come a few icons that start various programs. In GNOME you have more menu buttons System Menu for system tasks such as configuring the system or logging out and Help Menu for accessing online help. The date and time icon appears at the far-right edge of the panel. By the way if you move the mouse pointer on top of an icon a small Help balloon pops up and gives you a helpful hint about the icon. Now for a little bit of technical detail about these icons on the panel. The panel itself is a separate application each icon is a button or a program called an applet. The applets are little applications also called plugins . These panel applets can do things such as launch other programs or display the date and time. To add an applet to the panel right-click an empty area of the panel and select the appropriate menu item to add an applet to the panel. After adding the applet you can right-click the applet s icon to configure it or perform some task that the applet supports. If you right-click any icon or right-click anywhere on the panel you get a context menu where you can do something relevant to that icon such as move it or remove it entirely . You can also set some preferences and add more buttons and applets to the panel. The Main Menu or Programs Menu The leftmost icon on the KDE panel and the GNOME desktop s top panel is the Main Menu button. On the GNOME top .