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If you come from windows, adaptation should be fast :) HandyLinux has a menu at the bottom left, a tray at the bottom right and the list of active windows displayed in the center of the bar information at the bottom of the screen.
The main applications are also used in windows (LibreOffice, VLC, Chromium/Google chrome, Icedove/Thunderbird …) but the solutions proposed by the community are free, and safe :) .
Then let's go to take control of HandyLinux in 10 minutes …
In other words, a QuickStart, a “I want to use it now” :D
After installing HandyLinux (thank you), the machine reboots and the screen begins to fill with text, all goes well, the “graphical server” (the thing that displays the images) is not active yet. The login screen comes.
The system prompts you for your username (the one you specified during installation) and your password. The password will not be displayed for more security.
You can configure an automatic connection in next section.
The first actions to be performed, the initial setup of your new environment.
The heart of HandyLinux, it is his HandyMenu. It is available at the bottom left of your screen. and gives you access to main applications installed on your machine. These applications are organized by theme to facilitate research .
To discover the HandyMenu, visit this page.
If your wireless network is recognized in test use (Live DVD/USB), it will be after installation. However, you must log for an active connection. A notification will appear in the upper right corner to warn you about available network(s).
You will find all the details of the simplified process in this documentation.
Browse your files and consult your data, it is the job of Thunar: your file manager. The Handymenu “Files” tab brings the usual shortcuts to your documents, your music, your photos and a link to appropriate support.
A button is specially dedicated to your “Downloads” folder that receives default data from your internet browser.
A Simplified sorting tool is also available in your “Downloads” folder.
Still a work for Thunar which will mount and open automatically any device inserted during a work session. Navigate to the desired data, then drag and drop to where you want in your user folder.
If you do not know what a “drag and drop” is, do not hesitate to visit our initiation page.
If your machine has an SD Card reader, the small piece of plastic that fits into the camera, simply insert it. Shotwell, your image viewer, appears and asks you to retrieve images.
All information in the dedicated page.
In case your SD Card is not recognized by Shotwell, you can access the data associated with the icon on the desktop. Indeed, HandyLinux shows on your screen all accessible devices from your workstation. Double-click on the icon opens the device with Thunar.
HandyLinux comes with some wallpapers, but you might want to change. It is the configuration tool integrated with your XFCE desktop that supporte it. You can even set a fixed wallpaper or randomly display your favorites pictures.
All informations in the dedicated page.
To connect without a password, HandyLinux incorporates a simplified tool, SlimConf. You will also activate the digital keypad lock at start.
All the details in the dedicated page.
Visit now the main categories of this documentation to take advantage of all integrated applications.
Then you can manage your system To add your favorite applications and build your working and relax personalized environment.
The forum (fr) is also there to help you tame your environment, do not hesitate to ask questions or make your proposals.
HandyLinux is a french distribution, but feel free to ask in your native language, we'll make our best to answer ;)