7. Navigate the GNOME Desktop

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Working on the GNOME desktop is really a study in manipulating your utility and application windows, which can be opened using either the menu system or icons (either existing or desktop icons that you have created or quickstart icons that exist by default or that you have added). The default desktop icons (such as Computer and Home) are designed to allow you to locate and manage the files that you create using your various applications.

Open Home Folder

Double-click on the Home (username Home) icon on the desktop. Your Home folder opens.

Manipulate Home Folder

Click the Maximize button to maximize the Home folder. You can open any of the folders present in the Home folder with a double-click.

Close Home Folder

To close the Home folder, click the Close button.

Rearrange Icons

You can drag icons on the desktop as needed. To rearrange any icons that you have dragged on the desktop, right-click on the desktop and select Clean Up by Name. This aligns the icons by name.


To view the desktop without closing a maximized application window, click on the Minimize button in that window. The application can be restored to the desktop by clicking its icon on the bottom panel of the desktop.

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    Novell Linux Desktop 9. User's Handbook
    Novell Linux Desktop 9 Users Handbook
    ISBN: 0672327295
    EAN: 2147483647
    Year: 2003
    Pages: 244
    Authors: Joe Habraken

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