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A plain purple desktop with no excess decoration..all I have on the desktop is icons for the apps.
I downloaded Leaf.
All I wanted is a page on which I can put a note, whether it's a link or something I copied and pasted, or just something I thought of.
Something like Notepad.
I'm not a programmer. I had an awful time with Vi..(in a previous incarnation)
I don't know how to use a text editor.
This problem came up earlier today, when I wanted to copy a link to a note, so I could use it later.
I'm not sure how to use leaf...and the README file isn't too forthcoming.
copy and paste...highlight and either right click and click on copy, or use C/A then use C/V
If you have the Gnome desktop you should already have Gedit, (Applications>Accessories>Text Editor)
Drag its icon up to the top panel where it belongs, click on it and start typing or pasting or whatever right away. It's dead simple to use.
Just like impert said, I recommend using gEdit for a notepad-esque program, and you can always use gNote, which is an addon that you can add onto your task bar. Just right click on your task bar, click "Add to panel," and from there, select gNote. Now, you can just click the notepad icon and create a new note.
Now I'm really confused. I went to accessories/text editor and absolutely nothing came up. I right clikced the bar at the top of the screen, and navigation toolbar and bookmark toolbar came up.
I don't have a bar at the bottom of the screen, nor do I have the x or the dash or the little square, with which I could x out of an app, or minimize it..