Getting the Most from a Desktop Environment

Figure 6.1: GUI login managers usually provide a selection of environments from which you can choose what to run.

Figure 6.2: A KDE session delivers the types of tools most users expect in a GUI desktop environment.

Figure 6.3: KDE ships with an extensive set of MIME types predefined.

Figure 6.4: The K Menu Editor enables you to edit the K Menu entries.

Figure 6.5: The KDE Theme Manager lets you select a set of appearance options for the desktop.

Figure 6.6: KDE provides configuration tools to adjust your mouse's responsiveness. Figure 6.7: The GNOME desktop provides all the familiar features of modern computer desktop environments.

Figure 6.8: The File Types and Programs tool enables you to edit GNOME'S file type associations.

Figure 6.9: You can modify MIME types using the Edit File Type dialog box. Figure 6.10: The GNOME Theme Preferences dialog box lets you adjust the appearance of various window and desktop elements.

Figure 6.11: The Mouse Preferences dialog box provides tools for adjusting mouse behavior.

Figure 6.12: The Keyboard Preferences dialog box controls the keyboard repeat rate and other keyboard and text-entry options.

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