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Old 07-02-2011, 04:59 PM   #16
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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
 
Old 07-02-2011, 05:16 PM   #17
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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.
 
Old 07-02-2011, 05:26 PM   #18
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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.

Hope that helps,

Josh
 
Old 07-02-2011, 06:26 PM   #19
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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..
 
Old 07-02-2011, 06:37 PM   #20
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I"m trying to add Gnote, but I don't know how. The task bar offers "add panel" but then what? nothing of the sort is offered, and the find box doesn't yeild anything at all.
 
Old 07-02-2011, 07:03 PM   #21
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A plain purple desktop with no excess decoration..all I have on the desktop is icons for the apps.
What do you mean by "no decoration"? Linux desktops can be anything you like (even a completely blank screen), unlike Windows, which barely gives you any choice.

Is is possible for you to take a screenshot and attach it to your post?

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I don't know how to use a text editor.
Notepad is a text editor, yet you said you use it.
 
Old 07-02-2011, 07:37 PM   #22
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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..
If you have your browser or filemanager open, they should be in the upper left of the window.


As suggested above, if you click on the Applications tab at the upper left, move the mouse down to Accessories, then over to Text Editor and click on it, you should get gedit text editor.
 
Old 07-02-2011, 08:02 PM   #23
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To the OP - Could you post us some screenshots? You are really losing me now.....
 
Old 07-02-2011, 08:43 PM   #24
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If you have your browser or filemanager open, they should be in the upper left of the window.
I know they should be...but they're not

As suggested above, if you click on the Applications tab at the upper left, move the mouse down to Accessories, then over to Text Editor and click on it, you should get gedit text editor.
I tried that, and when I opened the text editor, NOTHING came up..

You folks have been very helpful, but so far, we haven't come up with the solution..
I really appreciate your help..Let's keep trying
Thanks
 
Old 07-03-2011, 06:30 AM   #25
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I really appreciate your help..Let's keep trying
Thanks
How about that screenshot?
 
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I think repo is on the right track in post #11.
 
  


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