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Old 12-31-2004, 04:47 AM   #16
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Where is the Mandrake Control Center?
 
Old 12-31-2004, 04:56 AM   #17
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I found the Mandrake Control Center, but I don't know how I got to it, what do I click on?

Also, I found and installed Xchat, but i can't find it anywhere....where does it put new installed apps?

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Old 12-31-2004, 02:48 PM   #18
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I found the Mandrake Control Center, but I don't know how I got to it, what do I click on?

Also, I found and installed Xchat, but i can't find it anywhere....where does it put new installed apps?

Thanks,
OS10
You can find the Mandrake Control Center by clicking on the "start" button, which is the big yellow star in the lower left corner of your "taskbar". Then you go to System --> configuration --> CONFIGURE YOUR COMPUTER. Also you can click on the icon. See my attached picture: (MCC = Mandrake Control Center)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...20/control.jpg

To run x-chat, do this:

"start" button --> System --> Terminals --> Konsole
It should open up a typing area that is all black. Now type xchat, or try x-chat. It should open it up from there.
 
Old 01-01-2005, 01:48 AM   #19
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Nice. Is there any way to make a "shortcut" to it?

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Now, all sorts of things are lanuching at start up, I don't know how I got them to do that, but how do I remove them from starting when I boot? Things like xchat, a web browser and several other things open.

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Old 01-01-2005, 03:09 AM   #21
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Now, all sorts of things are lanuching at start up, I don't know how I got them to do that, but how do I remove them from starting when I boot? Things like xchat, a web browser and several other things open.

Thanks!
I know the problem you speak of. Do this:

Boot up your computer
let all those programs load.
CLOSE those programs and windows you don't want to start up
now click on your "start button"
and click "LOG OUT"

log back in

Those programs should not start up anymore. The thing is that KDE remembers what you had open when you log out or shut down.

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Old 01-01-2005, 03:11 AM   #22
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Ah, much better!

Know of a way to create a shortcut to xchat?

Also, what are the muct-have apps for Linux?

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Old 01-01-2005, 03:16 AM   #23
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Nice. Is there any way to make a "shortcut" to it?

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taskbar shortcut
right-click on your "taskbar"
Then select "panel menu" --> add --> special button --> non-kde application
YOu will then get a window that asks for Executable
You can click on SELECT FILE ... and choose your programs you want. Programs are located in the directory /usr/bin

So if you want xchat as a shortcut, put "/usr/bin/xchat" in the EXECUTABLE box. You can leave the OPTIONAL COMMAND LINE blank.

Click on the little gray box and you can select your icon that you want. Press OK when you are finished and basically you have created your shortcut!

desktop shortcut
right-click anywhere on the desktop
select CREATE NEW --> FILE --> Link to Application
Go to the Application tab and go to the COMMAND box and enter the program you want to run. It's like the Taskbar shortcut instruction I gave you above. Just put /usr/bin/xchat

If you need pictures to walk you through, let me know.
 
Old 01-01-2005, 03:19 AM   #24
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Ah, much better!

Know of a way to create a shortcut to xchat?

Also, what are the muct-have apps for Linux?

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"must-have" apps for Linux? I don't know, to be honest. I mainly use Firefox for my internet browser. http://www.mozilla.org

I use GAIM for my Online Instant messaging program so that I log in with AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, and many others.
http://gaim.sourceforge.net/

I also use BitTorrent to download torrents
http://bittorrent.com/

Hope this will get you started off on the right track!
 
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Thanks!

I was wondering, is there a way to change the way the windows look? Like, the style of the title bars etc?

thanks,
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Old 01-01-2005, 12:25 PM   #26
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Thanks!

I was wondering, is there a way to change the way the windows look? Like, the style of the title bars etc?

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You're just full of questions and curiousity, aren't you?

Yes, there is a way to change the windows look. In fact, there are many things you can do with it.

Take a look at:

http://www.kde-look.org

There are many things you can do to "enhance" the look of your GUI. That website has icons, sounds, wallpapers, mouse icons, etc...!

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