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The Ubuntu operating system provides all the features you would expect from a sophisticated desktop.

Getting to Know The Ubuntu Desktop

Ubuntu Desktop

Use the Launcher on the left hand side of the screen to start your favorite apps. You can switch between running apps by clicking on their icons. Right click on an icon in the Launcher to show a menu of actions. Actions include adding, removing application icons, opening new tabs, switching multiple windows of the same app and much more.

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Click the icon at the top of the launcher—or press the key on the keyboard—to open the Dash. Use the Dash to search or browse files, photos and applications.

Ubuntu Desktop

Use the Menu Bar at the top of the screen to view options like File, Edit, and View for the current application window you’re working in. You can Mouse over the Menu Bar to see the drop-down menu.

Window controls are on the left of the title bar of the window.

Press and release the Alt key to bring up the HUD. The HUD is helpful for keyboard super users for searching though an application’s menu.

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Access the Ubuntu Desktop Guide by clicking the gear icon in the top right corner of your desktop and select Ubuntu Help for official documentation.

Ubuntu Desktop

The awesome community driven Ubuntu Beginner’s Manual is another great place to learn about this operating system. You can download or read the manual here:

Ubuntu-Manual.org