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
First and foremost, The K Menu allows you to browse and start
Applications” heading. Browse the application categories and
on a highlighted application to start
it. on The K Menu will present
you with a list of application categories under the “
You will notice various icons on the Toolbar that represent the
applications they will start if you 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
on The K Menu icon and
highlighting -> -> and 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.