Start programs from the main menu or from the command line, using the
dialog or a shell. Additionally, you can
start programs from the desktop or the panel by left-clicking the
respective program icon once.
Using the Run Command Dialog
KRunner is a helper application with lets you quickly start programs.
Apart from that, it offers a search function for finding applications
Press Alt+F2 to open the dialog. Type a
command, for example, dolphin, and press
Enter or click to start
the application. The command to start the application is often (but not
always) the application name written in lowercase.
If you want to start an application as a different user (for example,
as root), click the wrench icon in the dialog. Activate , enter the user's password and press
The Finding Information.
dialog also allows you to use the
so-called Web shortcuts defined in Konqueror. With these, you can send
search requests directly to a search engine like Google*, without
opening the browser and visiting the Web sites before. For more
information, refer to
Searching for Programs
Both the main menu and the
a search function that lets you quickly start programs even if you do
not know the exact application name or command yet. To search for an
application, start typing a command or part of the application name in
the main menu field or the input field in the
dialog. Each character you enter narrows
down the search.
From the list below the input field, choose the application matching