The Ubuntu operating system provides all the features you would expect from a sophisticated desktop.
Getting to Know The 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.
Clicking on the grid of 3x3 dots in the lower left corner of the screen (on the Dock), will show you all of your installed applications in an app drawer-grid. This screen can also be accessed by pressing + A or + A.
Type in any word to search your computer for installed programs, files, and items in Ubuntu Software.
Ubuntu Software Center
Clicking on the orange briefcase icon in the Dock, opens Ubuntu Software. This application provides a GUI frontend for installing applications and updates.
Date, Time, Calendar and app notifications appear in the top-middle of the screen, and can be reviewed in the drop-down menu.
Top Right Menu
The top-right menu offers shortcuts for networking, battery/power and shutdown commands.
Application Top Bar Menu
You can control certain applications actions from the menu in the top bar. This menu will change from app to app, and won't be visible until the app is running.
Application Window Menu
Many applications also have in-window menus for adjusting settings, switching to full-screen, etc.