Xandros KDE

Figure 6-9 displays the default Xandros desktop. As you can see, Xandros offers another customized version of KDE.

A vertical row of icons sits to the left of your desktop. These icons are, from top to bottom:

1 Trash: The KDE trash can, which works similarly to the GNOME trash can. (See the earlier section "Playing with desktop icons.")

1 Home: The Xandros File Manager (see Chapter 10) opening to your home directory's contents.

Figure 6-9:

The default Xandros 2.5 desktop.

i Quick Start Guide: Launches the Xandros Quick Start Help guide.

i Web Browser: Launches the Mozilla Web browser (see Chapter 9).

i Xandros Networks: Launches the software update and adding tool (see Chapter 12).

Your Xandros Panel, from left to right, launches i The main menu. i Mozilla Web browser. i The Mozilla e-mail client.

i The Xandros file manager to your home directory. i Xandros Desktop Help.

i The desktop clearing tool, letting you minimize everything on your desktop all at once.

i The task bar, where the programs you're running appear.

i The Workplace Switcher, as discussed earlier in this chapter in the section "The Panel."

i The desktop locking tool.

Figure 6-9:

The default Xandros 2.5 desktop.

i The logout, restart, or shut down tool.

i The Switch User tool, as discussed in the "Mandrake KDE" section. i The clock and calendar. i The Panel compression arrow.

Table 6-9 breaks down the Xandros main menu.

Table 6-9

The Xandros 2.5 Main Menu

Menu Entry

What You Find


All your programs.


Two search utilities, one to search your filesystem and

the other to search for particular computers if you're on a

large network.

Control Center

The Xandros/KDE Control Center, which is great for

customizing your system.

Xandros File Manager

The file manager, open to your home directory.

Xandros Networks

The system updater and software installation interface.


The Xandros Desktop Help Center.

Recent Documents

Menu to open documents you recently opened using the

file manager.

Run Command

The Run Command dialog box, which is similar to the one

covered in earlier section "The Run Application tool."

Switch User

The same as Switch User in the previous sections.

Log Out

The same as Log Out in the previous sections.

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