KDE Fundamentals

T.C. Hollingsworth

Revision KDE 4.9 (2012-02-05)

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This guide provides an introduction to the KDE Software Collection and describes many common tasks that can be performed in all KDE applications.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Installing KDE
Installing Packages
Microsoft® Windows®
Mac® OS
Mobile Devices
Live Media
Building from Source Code
3. Finding Your Way Around
A Visual Dictionary
The Big Picture
The Widgets
Common Menus
The File Menu
The Edit Menu
The View Menu
The Tools Menu
The Settings Menu
The Help Menu
Thanks and Acknowledgments
4. Common Tasks
Navigating Documents
Opening and Saving Files
The File Selection Window
Thanks and Acknowledgments
Check Spelling
Check Spelling
Automatic Spell Checking
Configuring Sonnet
Thanks and Acknowledgments
Find and Replace
The Find Function
The Replace Function
Thanks and Acknowledgments
Choosing Fonts
Choosing Colors
Using Palettes
Mixing Colors
Saving Custom Colors
5. Customizing KDE
Customizing Toolbars
Modifying Toolbar Items
Customizing Toolbar Appearance
Thanks and Acknowledgments
Using and Customizing Shortcuts
Changing a Shortcut
Resetting Shortcuts
Removing a Shortcut
Working with Schemes
Printing Shortcuts
Thanks and Acknowledgments
6. Credits and License