HandyLinux is a Debian-based distribution. Therefore it has the potential to become the distribution you want.
As I have said on several forums and blogs… HandyLinux is “training wheels” on a Debian bike. :)
While training wheels are useful when you are first learning, they soon become annoying when you know how to ride.
In the same way you added the XFCE menu application, you can add more launchers to your taskbar for quick access to your favorite applications:
You can also add launchers in a way that you can change them and choose the applications that the software library does not sometimes see (some applications to scan made by the manufacturer or a personal script).
If you add multiple programs in your launcher, take a look in the Advanced tab of the launcher window. You can change the arrow place (witnessed several applications at the same launcher) and the launchers list order. Finally you can move your icon wherever you want in the XFCE panel with a right click by choosing “Move” like in the previous chapters.
Of course you can align according to your preferred icon theme or have fun putting photos;)
HandyLinux has no more secrets for you ? You want to go further in GNU/Linux world ? So move to Debian !! .
Handy2Debian is a simplified tool made to help you to move from HandyLinux to Debian in 1 minute.
Handy2Debian is not included by default as it's not a “noob-tool”… to install it, search for “handy2debian” in your Synaptic package manager or more quickly with your terminal (as you want to move to “Debian classique”).
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install handy2debian
Then launch Handy2Debian from the applications list, in “accessories” category. here is a little video in french but easily understandable:
What Handy2Debian does:
What Handy2Debian does not:
What you have to do to finish the process:
sudo apt-get remove --purge handy2debian
Welcome to Debian “classic” ! ;)
And if you plan to graphic with Gimp, 3D with Blender…
And why not change agenda, web browser, email client…
As you can see, it is here that explains how to turn everything upside down in your HandyLinux !
Feel free to visit the recommended softwares section (fr) on our forum.
To add a software, you must find it. You can find software :
Those softwares allow you to enhance your distribution and gain new features. These applications are usually available in the Debian repository.
For more information or advice on the proposed applications, visit the dedicated section of our forum.
Here you'll find some ideas, but a evoluting applications list (fr) is beautifully maintained by our friend/blogger fibi from HandyLinux team.
You can also find in the forum a list of links to improve accessibility (fr).