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HandyLinux comes with configuration tools :
For a complete configuration, visit the dedicated section
To open the desktop settings that allow you to access the management and configuration of your wallpapers and icons on the desktop system:
“Background” Tab does open by default and allows you to choose wallpapers among those already included in the distribution but also add the ones you want.
Just click on an image available in the menu : it is automatically applied to your desktop and then click “Close” once the change is made so that the choice is persistent.
Add wallpapers :
To add images so that they are available in the selection menu, just click on the blue cross representing a “+” below left menu. A file manager window opens. Navigate through your folders and select the image(s) you want to add and click “Add”.
Where to find wallpapers? :
HandyLinux has its own wallpapers website with walls for everybody without any adds ;) ⇒ http://wallpapers.handylinux.org ..
Here are some external websites to make your choice :)
HandyLinux integrates xl-wallpaper. Created by Christophe Cagé under GPLv3, This software displays a different background every time you start your session (like the configurator standard desktop), but it is also able to change its wallpaper every “x” minutes :)
If you want to access the full XFCE menu when you right-click the desktop, click the “Menus” tab in the desktop preferences, then choose “Show applications menu …”. By default, right-click on the desktop displays the context menu of the folder “Desktop”.
You can also see a list of open windows when middle-clicking on the desktop.
The “Icons” tab allows you to define the type of icons that appear on your desktop:
It is possible to select from the bottom list (“Default icons”) icons that will appear on your desktop and can allow you to add shortcuts to applications or folders.
This section allows you to configure the internal appearance of windows, the icon theme used, the font, and the windows menu bar. To access it:
In this tab you choose from themes already installed, the interior appearance of your windows, simply click on the choices present to observe directly the changes which helps to make a choice quickly. All system windows will have the look you choose here.
Here are a few icon packs available. Simply select the one you want to see the changes in the panel. If you want a larger view, open the file manager to see more icons changed.
In this tab, settings the font can be adjusted :
Semi-detailed configuration :
Configure your window decorations, keyboard shortcuts and the award of focus (active window).
Decoration window frame including buttons windows of your programs, default is light blue but it can change its appearance by following these steps:
The award of focus (active window) is set in this tab :
This tab of the configuration window manager allows you finer adjustments. The labels are very explicit and changes immediate.
SlimConf is a small graphical tool that allows you to configure your login screen (managed by SLIM). It starts from the HandyMenu:
Once you're satisfied, click “save” to make your changes permanent .
The mouse configuration go through several sections : focusing (previous chapter), the theme and the behavior of the pointer.
HandyLinux is configurated in “Single-Click” mode. This setting is editable from the Thunar file manager :
HandyLinux includes a script to activate the “tap-to-click”, ie the ability to click with the touchpad of your laptop. This option is disabled by default to avoid “errors click”.
To enable this feature, direction HandyMenu > section “Raiders” > “Detailed Configuration” button. Then choose the category “Session and Startup”. In the “Auto Start” tab, select “touchpad-tap”.
The panel HandyLinux is provided by the “Xfce4-panel”.
In the default configuration, the dashboard includes: HandyMenu launcher, the window list, the time, the “Tools” menu, notification area and the action button allows you to exit the session or shutdown your computer .
To configure your panel, right-clic on it and choose “Panel preferences” :
The window that appears allows you to define the appearance and behavior of the dashboard:
For a dock with your favorite applications available in one click, please see the dedicated section
HandyLinux is configured to calibrate the time and date on your system clock. But if you want to manually change the data as well as your time zone, go to HandyMenu, “Raiders” > “List of Applications” > “System”, select “Time and Date” :
In the window that opens, the entries are “grayed out” because you need to log in to change the system settings. Click on “Unlock” to change the settings. Your password will be requested :
Once unlocked, you can change the settings of your machine :
To synchronize your machine on a remote server, thus avoiding any manual configuration, you can then switch to “Auto” mode :
You still have to lock the window and close.