Ubuntu 12.04 keyboard commands

Robert Cole rkcole72984 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 4 06:27:37 UTC 2012

Hello, Lenny.

Here is a page which should hopefully be helpful to you.


Ubuntu no longer uses GNOME 2.x as its default desktop; it now uses its 
own desktop which is called Unity. Unity has two variants, Unity-2D and 
Unity-3D. Unity-2D is by far the most accessible, but it is evidently 
being dropped as of Ubuntu 12.10. When you boot your live Ubuntu system, 
you can press CTRL+S when you hear the sound of a bongo drum in order to 
start Orca. doing this will also place you into an Unity- at d session.

The Applications, Places, and System menus which you are probably used 
to no longer exist in Unity.

I wish that I could write more at this time, but I need to head off. I 
hope that the little information in this e-mail is helpful to you.

Take care.

On 07/03/2012 09:43 PM, Lenny wrote:
> Hi,
> Can anyone help me get started on a Ubuntu 12.04 live CD?
> I need it right now to work on a USB drive, so I need to get into the menus,
> like system, preferences, to get to gParted.
> No matter what I do, I cannot get off of the desktop.
> I am used to earlier versions of Ubuntu.
> I searched the web and have found no list of keyboard commands.
> Thanks.
> Glenn

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