accessing the desktop?

Guy Schlosser guyster at
Sun Dec 14 12:36:38 GMT 2008

On 12/14/2008 01:40 AM, Michell Sudyka wrote:
> Hi there,
> I know that this may seem like a very basic "how do I" question, but I 
> got my ubuntu 8.04 lts burned to cd tonight and tried it out. 
> Surprise, it worked like a charm. Only, the only app I can make run is 
> firefox. How do I get out of the orca window and access other programs 
> other than from the command terminal?
> Thanks!
Hi Michell, by default, there are no items on the desktop with a fresh 
Ubuntu install.  You can press alt+f1, and that will pull down a menu 
where you can access all the other apps.  From there, if you want to 
place items on the desktop, you can.  For example, I have Mozilla 
Thunderbird, Pidgin, Fire fox, and my video game console emulators as 
shortcuts on my desktop.  If you have any further questions, don't 
hesitate to ask.



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