Title of script: Desktop Customization
|Title slide|| Hello everyone.
Welcome to this spoken tutorial on Desktop Customization in Ubuntu Linux OS
|Learning Objective|| In this tutorial we will learn about the Launcher and how to:
|System Requirements||For this tutorial I am using Ubuntu Linux OS 14.10|
|About Launcher||Let's begin with the Launcher.|
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| Launcher is the default left-side panel in the Ubuntu Linux desktop, which has some default applications.
|Screen shot of Launcher with icons||By default, the Launcher has some applications.|
|Let us learn to customize the Launcher based on our requirements.|
|Slide Number|| For my regular work, I need applications like Terminal, LibreOffice Writer, Gedit and so on.
|Removing Icons from the Launcher||Before doing that, I will remove some of the applications which I don't want.|
| Point to Amazon application
Amazon >> Right-click >> Unlock from Launcher
| Say, I wish to remove the VLC application.
|Point to the Launcher||You can see that the VLC application icon has been removed from the Launcher.|
|Screen shot of Removed Unwanted applications from Launcher|| In the same way, we can remove all the shortcuts which we do not use frequently.
|Now, I will add the Terminal shortcut to the Launcher.|
|Click on Dash Home||Click on Dash Home.|
|Type Terminal in search bar >> click on it.|| In the search bar, type “terminal”.
|Pointing to the terminal in the Launcher||You can see the Terminal icon on the Launcher.|
|Right click on terminal icon >> Lock to Launcher.|| To fix the Terminal icon on the Launcher, first right-click on it.
| Another way to fix application shortcuts on the Launcher is by dragging and dropping.
|Open Dash Home >> In the search bar type LibreOffice.||Open Dash Home and in the search bar, type libreOffice.|
| Drag & Drop LibreOffice icon on the Launcher.
|| Drag the LibreOffice icon onto the Launcher.
|Drop LibreOffice icon on the Launcher|| Now, drop the LibreOffice icon on the Launcher.
|This is how we can add shortcuts on the Launcher.|
|About Multiple Desktop/Workspace switcher (Slide)||The next important feature in Ubuntu Linux OS is multiple desktop or Workspace Switcher.|
|About Multiple Desktop/Workspace switcher (Slide)|| Sometimes we may be working on multiple applications.
|Back to the desktop.||Let’s come back to the Launcher.|
|Click on the Launcher >> locate Workspace Switcher.||On the Launcher,locate Workspace Switcher icon and click on it.|
|Point to the 4 quadrants.||It shows 4 quadrants with 4 Desktops.|
|Point to the top-left quadrant.|| By default, the top-left Desktop is selected.
|Click on Workspace Switcher >> select 2nd Desktop||Now, let’s select the second Desktop by clicking on it.|
|Open the Terminal||I will open the Terminal here by clicking on the icon in the Launcher.|
|Click on Workspace Switcher||Now, click on the Workspace Switcher again.|
|Point to 1st & 2nd Desktop|| You can see
|Double-click on the first desktop||Let us come back to the first Desktop.|
|Point to Trash icon on Launcher.||Trash is another important icon on the Launcher.|
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| Trash contains all the deleted files and folders.
|Back to desktop >> Right click on file>> select Move to Trash option|| To demonstrate this, I will delete DIW file, which is on my Desktop.
| Click on Trash icon
|| To restore it, just click on the Trash icon in the Launcher.
|Select the file >> click on Restore option||Select the file, right-click on it and click on Restore.|
| Close it.
Screenshot of the restored File
| Close the Trash folder window and come back to the desktop.
|Select the file >> Press Shift+Delete.||To delete a file permanently from your system, first select it and then press Shift+Delete.|
| A dialog box saying Are you sure want to permanently delete DIW will appear.
Click on Delete.
|Click on Trash icon||Click on the Trash icon once again.|
|In the Trash folder|| We can't find the file in the Trash folder, as it is permanently deleted from our system.
|Point towards the top right corner||Now, we'll see some applications available at the top right corner of the Desktop.|
|Internet Connectivity icon|| First one is Internet connectivity.
|Pointing to the available networks||You can select the network which you have access to.|
|Point to Enable Networking||To Enable/ Disable the network, check/uncheck the Enable Networking option.|
|Point to Edit Connections...||We can also edit the networks using Edit Connections option.|
|Point to Sound icon|| Next option is Sound.
|Point to the slider||You can see a slider here.|
|Now, drag the slider to the left and then to right.||This helps us to increase or decrease the audio level, as per our choice.|
|Click on Sound Settings.|| We can further adjust the sound level of our system by clicking on Sound Settings.
|Time & Date icon|| Next icon is Time & Date.
If we click on this icon, the calendar opens up.
|Point and click on the left and right arrow buttons on Month and Year||Arrow buttons allow us to move to other months and years, as per our choice.|
|Clicking on Time & Date settings|| We can edit date and time by clicking on Time & Date Settings.
| Clicking on Wheel icon
|| Next, click on the wheel icon.
| Point to user account
|| We can also see all the User accounts available in our system.
|Summary||Let us summarise.|
| In this tutorial we have learnt about the Launcher and how to:
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