Thursday, March 4, 2010

Reading notes: gnome desktop user guide

  • Overall
    • Shift and Alt is often used with mouse to change the default behavior.
  • Keyboard shortcut
    • Ctrl+Alt+D: show desktop
    • Ctrl+Alt+Tab: switch focus between desktop and panels
    • Alt+F9: Minimize window
  • In Open/Save File Dialog
    • Show Hidden Files can be toggle with right click
    • Bookmarks can be added/removed
  • When moving a panel object, alt and shift key can be used to change movement mode (switched, free, push).
  • In Nautilus spatial mode, the folder can be opened with parent folder closed with "shift" pressed. I don't like leaving too much folder windows open or closing them by hand when navigating in file hierarchy.
  • In Nautilus sptial mode, the browser mode can be entered with right click menu: "Browser Folder" on folder.
  • Search can be saved with "File -> Save Search" in Nautilus.
  • In Nautilus icon view, items can be sorted with "View -> Arrange Items -> ...".
  • In Nautilus, "glob" can be used to select items with "Edit -> Select Items Matching ...".
  • $HOME/Templates can be used to place arbitrary document templates, which can be used in "Create Document" menu in Nautilus.
  • Nautilus sripts are placed in "$HOME/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts". Some special environment variables are used to passes some infomation.
  • Custom keyboard shortcut can be added in "Keyboard Shortcuts" preference dialog directly, need not gconf-editor.

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