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2.4. Using the
On the top panel are two menus, the menu and the menu. The
menu expands into a large set of menus that allow you to access the
applications on your system. The
menu expands into a list of actions you can perform on your
The categories of the menu
are self-explanatory. For example, the
sub-menu holds games like Same GNOME;
the sub-menu holds CD
palyes, volume controls, and the Helix
media player. For these directories, a few moments spent browsing
the contents is sufficient to familiarize yourself with your
system. A few sub-menus are worth additional explanation:
contains applications that
allow you to customize your system. Most of the applications in
this sub-menu do not require root privileges to access. Refer to
Section 2.5 Customizing your
GNOME session for more
information about customizing your GNOME
configuration tools. Most of the applications in this sub-menu
require root privileges to access. You should use caution when
using these applications. For details on these applications, refer
to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux System Administration Guide.
: This tool allows you
to set the date, time, and timezone for your system.
: The Printer Configuration Tool allows you to add a
new printer to your system, whether it is connected to your
computer or is available on a network.
: The Sound Card Configuration Tool tool probes your
system for available sound devices. Refer to Section 10.3 Troubleshooting Your Sound
Card for more details on configuring your sound
: The User Manager tool allows you to add and remove
users from your system. Refer to Section 1.6 Creating a User
Account for details.
contains applications for
utilizing and maintaining your system. This sub-menu includes the
Terminal application, the Floppy Formatter, and other applications
discussed elsewhere in this manual.
2.4.2. The Actions
The menu contains tasks you will
most likely execute on a daily basis. These include: , ,
This action starts a password-protected screen saver. You must
enter your password to return to the normal desktop.
This action opens a Nautilus window
that allows you to search for files according to letters in the
name of the file.
This action opens the Log Out dialog
window, which terminates your GNOME