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M11 Desktop Quickstart

#1 Postby Jerry3904 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:30 pm

Danum came up with a good idea a couple of weeks ago: have a separate document on the M11 desktop dedicated to just making the new user familiar with basic desktop use. He then followed up and produced a draft document for us to use.

SilverBear and I have now edited, adjusted to the documentary context and style, moved some parts to the Users Manual, and reworked the document in HTML. This link brings down a zipped folder containing both the HTML document and the graphics folder.

http://db.tt/lSizNNY

We would like to have a quick review before we send it to Warren. (I wonder if we might need an image or two toward the end...)

NOTE: As I said in another post: we don't have much time now, so I have to stop this review period at the end of Friday in whatever time zone you are.

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Re: M11 Desktop Quickstart

#2 Postby richb » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:10 pm

This is a nice guide.
1. Section 1: Minor point: Panel graphic does not show a connected wifi, suggest it be modified to do so - NOT Critcal
2. Section 2: "The context menu shown is with widgets unlocked"
3. Section 4: ( but not always),- remove the space in front of "but"
4. Section 9; Confguring Virtual Desktops - The text does not match what I see. maybe Danum was using KDE 4.6?

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Configuring Virtual Desktops:
You can increase the number of virtual desktops, change the default names, assign activities, configure effect animations or assign keyboard shortcuts for switching virtual desktops.
To add additional desktops, right-click the pager in the panel and select Add Virtual Desktop. A new desktop is shown in the pager.
For any configuration options, right-click the pager and select Configure Section "Screen"
To add additional desktops, right-click the pager in the panel and select Add Virtual Desktop, a new desktop is shown in the pager.
For any configuration options, right-click the pager and select Configure Desktops.
Set the options according to your wishes and click OK to apply the changes and close the configuration dialog.
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Configuring Virtual Desktops:
You can increase the number of virtual desktops, change the default names, assign activities, configure effect animations or assign keyboard shortcuts for switching virtual desktops.
To add additional desktops, right-click the pager in the panel and select Add Virtual Desktop. A new desktop is shown in the pager.
For any configuration options, right-click the pager and select Pager Settings

To add additional desktops, right-click the pager in the panel and select Add Virtual Desktop, a new desktop is shown in the pager
For any configuration options, right-click the pager and select Configure Desktops.
This option does not exist.

Set the options according to your wishes and click OK to apply the changes and close the configuration dialog.
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Re: M11 Desktop Quickstart

#3 Postby Utopia » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:19 pm

Well written, I think you can send it to Warren after applying richb's suggestions for editing. And the idea itself is very good.
In my opinion additional images are not needed as the text is very clear.
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Re: M11 Desktop Quickstart

#4 Postby richb » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:44 pm

Here is a graphic with the wifi enabled
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Re: M11 Desktop Quickstart

#5 Postby Jerry3904 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:48 pm

But you have FF open in the taskbar...

:rolleyes:

...can you redo?
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Re: M11 Desktop Quickstart

#6 Postby richb » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:53 pm

Here it is.
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Re: M11 Desktop Quickstart

#7 Postby DBeckett » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:04 pm

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I like it.

Nitpicks:

#2 locking the widgets in there current position (should be their).
#3 right-click an empty patch on the desktop ohe cashew icon
#6 the weather report as desktop back-ground. (should not be hyphenated)
#10 (Managing Files and Folders) Navigate to the destination folder in which to insert the object/s. Should be object(s).
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Re: M11 Desktop Quickstart

#8 Postby Jerry3904 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:24 pm

Good picking!
Nitpicking is the act of removing nits (the eggs of lice, generally head lice) from the host's hair. As the nits are cemented to individual hairs, they cannot be removed with most lice combs and, before modern chemical methods were invented, the only options were to shave all the host's hair or to pick them free one by one.
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Re: M11 Desktop Quickstart

#9 Postby SilverBear » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:41 pm

Jerry,
Since my fingers are still sticky from this pie, if you're pressed for time I can incorporate the good suggestions/corrections folks are putting out in this thread.

I just rec'd yr emails about this, too --OK to everything.
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Re: M11 Desktop Quickstart

#10 Postby iridesce » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:45 pm

As a low end user who has become relatively proficient with M8.5 and hasn't played with M11b3 yet ( its been a very full year ), I just wanted to note that the Quickstart made sense to me and that I understood all of the concepts.

Thanks for taking the time to take a FAQ and polish it into a newbie friendly guide.

Is this going to have its own desktop icon or how would a newbie be enticed to open it upon a successful installation of M11?


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