[ubuntu-uk] 12.04 Unity intro poster

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Sat Apr 28 18:23:13 UTC 2012


On 28/04/12 17:36, paul sutton wrote:
> On 28/04/12 17:31, Bill Baker wrote:
>>  On Sat, 2012-04-28 at 15:55 +0100, alan c wrote:
>>>  On 28/04/12 14:14, kpb wrote:
>>>>  On 28/04/12 11:59, Barry Drake wrote:
>>>>>   Someone just upgraded from 10.04 and after answering a couple of
>>>>>   questions, I pointed him to the poster.  He found it very helpful.
>>>>  Hello Barry and all
>>>>
>>>>  That is exactly what/who the poster is for, I'm glad it was useful.
>>>>
>>>>  The Ubuntu Desktop Guide really is good documentation once you get the
>>>>  names of things and the basic actions sorted out.
>>>  I think it has been noticed that Ubuntu 12.04 does not make it at all
>>>  easy to find a useful Help facility, not sure if a bug has been raised
>>>  at all, I hope so. One guinea pig I saw use it here immediately
>>>  searched around for a help list. Unfortunately  even I did not know
>>>  where that was ... :-(
>>>
>>>  My try was F1 but this is context sensitive.
>>>
>>>  --
>>>  alan cocks
>>>
>>  Reading this - and purely as a guess....
>>
>>  I hit the<Super>** key which, of course, opened the main lens.
>>  I typed "help".
>>  There it was.
>>
>>  Whilst that might be an obvious route to me - it most definite;y would
>>  not be to a new Unity user.
>>
>>  ** I would hit the<Super>  key - wouldn't I. I am<Super>Engineer.  ;D
>>
> As the super key is the windows key on windows,  people may not realise
> that the windows key works in Linux and is called the super key.  if you
> press the windows key on windows the start menu pops up straight away,
> with linux the super key is pressed there is a delay,  the fact there is
> a delay (good thing and i guess reasons for this ) may make people think
> it does't do anything.

Bit ironic, but when I used Windows for years and too long, I never 
used the Windows key! I now see the error of my ways and will be using 
it a lot!
:-)

-- 
alan cocks



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