The Trash Icon

The Trash icon works just like the Recycle Bin in Windows, or the Trash on a Macintosh. To delete, drag and drop files, folders, and shortcut links either from your desktop or from a Nautilus window directly into the Trash Can applet on the panel. When you drag a file or folder to the Trash icon, Ubuntu doesn't delete it puts it in a special place in the filesystem. Don't expect your disk space to clear up after you've placed a file or folder in the trash. Click the Trash icon in the panel to...

Working with Calc Files

Just like the Writer package, the Calc package allows you to read and write various spreadsheet formats OpenDocument Spreadsheet (.ods) format a proposed standard spreadsheet document format OpenOffice.org 1.0 Spreadsheet (.ots) format the older OpenOffice 1.0 spreadsheet format Data Interchange Format (.dif) a text file format used to import and export spreadsheets between dissimilar spreadsheet programs dBase (.dbf) exports the spreadsheet data into a dBase database file Microsoft Excel 97...

GIMP Basic Tools

The beauty of GIMP is that all of the tools you need to edit images appear in separate dialog boxes, allowing you to lay out multiple tools as you draw and have easy access to them while working. The main dialog box allows you to switch among the various tool dialog boxes while editing an image. Figure 10-5 GIMP's main dialog box, Figure 10-5 GIMP's main dialog box, The File menu item in the main dialog box allows you to open or acquire an image to work with. GIMP allows you to edit images by...

Using GIMP Scripts

For those of us who lack artistic ability, GIMP tries to help out as best as it can. Many artistic people have contributed scripts to GIMP that provide more special effects than you'll see in a Hollywood action movie. The key is being able to apply a series of special effects to create an overall effect on the image. GIMP allows you to string special effects together using a scripting language. Ubuntu includes both the Python-Fu and Script-Fu GIMP scripting languages. The Python-Fu and...

Using the FSpot Editor

Not only can F-Spot organize your photos, but it also provides an image editor with some advanced features to help you clean up your photos. After importing an image, you can use the image editor to apply various effects. Follow these steps to work with an image 1. Open an image for editing from the browse window. You can open an image for editing by double-clicking on the image or by single-clicking the image and then clicking the Edit Image button in the toolbar. The selected image appears...

The Totem Interface

The Totem window consists of a menu bar, the main viewing area, a sidebar, and a toolbar at the bottom. The menu bar provides several options for viewing your videos. The Movie menu item provides options for loading movies into the Totem viewer Open Allows you to navigate to a stored video file on your computer and load it into the playlist. Open Location Allows you to add a video file to the playlist from a network location specified in URL format. Properties Displays the properties of the...