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Starting an Application

There are a number of ways to start an application in Kubuntu, but for the purposes of this quick guide, we will only focus on several of the most commonly used methods.

  • First and foremost, The K Menu allows you to browse and start applications. Clicking on The K Menu will present you with a list of application categories under the “All Applications” heading. Browse the application categories and click on a highlighted application to start it.

  • You will notice various icons on the Toolbar that represent the applications they will start if you click them. If you hover your mouse pointer over a Toolbar icon a description of the application it launches will be displayed. You may add your own links to applications that you use often to the Toolbar by right-clicking on The K Menu icon and highlighting Panel Menu->Add to Panel->Application and clicking on the application you want to add.

  • Katapult: the new item launcher. Press Alt+Space to bring up Katapult then type the name of the program you want to run. Press enter to start the program when Katapult has found it.

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