Ion3 a good light GUI.
Arlen Christian Mart Cuss
celtic at sairyx.org
Fri Jan 6 06:05:04 UTC 2006
Good to see people using ion3.
I think you'll find splitting windows and other keybindings can be
helpful at times - my most used key would be F2; open a new terminal.
This is a tad faster than using the memory! If you use `apt-cache
search' from a command line, you can try searching for your applications
Some more helpful commands include F3 to run a command without opening a
terminal - such as konqueror. Alt+C will close your current window,
helpful to not have to use the mouse :) Alt+S splits the current frame
in half horizontally, `Alt+K, S' will split it vertically. Alt+R enters
resize mode (press a cursor key to extend in that direction,
shift+cursor key to retract!). `Alt+K, N' and `Alt+K, P' for next and
previous frame respectively. `Alt+N' and `Alt+P' will let you move up
and down between horizontally split frames.
Workspaces are helpful: I keep my GAIM buddy list, terminal from which I
play music, and Thunderbird in a separate workspace. Press F9 to create
a workspace (press enter twice at the prompts to make it unnamed); Alt+,
and Alt+. (comma and period) move between workspaces. Alt+C on the last
empty frame in a workspace which isn't your last will destroy it.
I hope this helps you some!
> Hello to all,
> I wanted to say and remind to all who have more or less trouble with
> the speed and efficiency of their machine, that under Linux
> distributions we can have multiple GUI's installed and login either on
> one or on the other.
> I installed Ion3 a few weeks ago already now, and when running several
> greedy applications at same time, such as Thunderbird, Firefox, plus
> Blender and Galeon, just now, Ion3 allows my machine not to get
> stocked with a freezed GUI.
> I just changed session and not even necessery to start the connexion
> again, it's all in the same state where I left the other session,
> except for the GUI.
> To start under Ion3 the command is F12 which leads to a very small
> menu from which I run a terminal. (Menu/Programs/Run a terminal, menu
> navigation with arrows and with the escape key) I don't use any of the
> tricks of the key bindings and not even splitting windows.
> The terminal takes the whole screen as well as the application's
> interfaces, and it is very comfortable. I have to remember what
> applications are installed, or I run Synaptic incase I need to check
> about one. Particularly as apps and commands for apps don't always
> have the same name :(
> To open one more tab it's with mouse or with Ctrl+Shift, and all
> applications open in new tabs beside one to the other. To close an app
> a right click on one tab offers menus, among which 'close tab'.
> Nothing more easy, elegant, and light! :)
> No, it's not difficult tu run for a newbie. My 5 years old son starts
> learning to write in Ion3. He invokes 'pingus', 'supertux', and
> 'ppracer', he just comes to me and ask 'and after, which letter is it ?'
> To browse the files I use once the terminal, once Konqueror, that I
> installed alone without Kde. I invoque 'konqueror &' the '&' allowing
> to keep the process in background, but it does not always free the
> terminal, curiously in this case. Never mind, many tabs can be opened
> in the same window.
> My machine has 512 Mo memory that I have tested twice with the Gimp
> torture test successfully. The very greedy I see when running qps
> (which is nice and light) are Gnome, and Xorg. So Xorg I can't change,
> but Gnome is good enough to do things like listen to music and surf on
> the web, not much more on 'only' 512 Mo, appearently (I already
> commented two tty over 4 in the /etc/inittab file, a few days ago, to
> gain a little).
> Under Ion3 also I can listen to music, but I'm not used to do
> everything with it yet. A matter of habbits :)
> Best greetings, Joyce Markoll.
More information about the ubuntu-users