Thanks, Muzzy, for the response. Yes, you are absolutely right ... hands on, on the job training is often the best way. And yes, I have Gnome on my desktop and am trying to learn it. Just was wondering if there were some shortcuts on that leaning.
I found with KDE that it was only via searching through and wondering what something does, playing with that thing, and discovering that it might actually be worthwhile that I was able to "learn" KDE. Not a bad way, but very time consuming. So I was trying for a shortcut....