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Thread: 11.4 KDE Newb - Finding apps after install & placing them in the Kickoff App Launcher

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    Default 11.4 KDE Newb - Finding apps after install & placing them in the Kickoff App Launcher

    I've recently installed 11.4 KDE and an struggling with the file organization system. I am used to a Windows style organization, so this is all very new to me.

    I understand the repository approach and how to acquire new program repositories that are needed to add new software. However, once I install the software using YaST I cannot always find it and it does not appear in the Kickoff App Launcher.

    I looked for a thread that addresses this issue, but I couldn't find one. If it's out there I'd appreciate being pointed toward it.

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    Default Re: 11.4 KDE Newb - Finding apps after install & placing them in the Kickoff App Launcher

    open the launcher type the name (like win7)
    or press ALT+F2 and enter the name

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    Default Re: 11.4 KDE Newb - Finding apps after install & placing them inthe Kickoff App Launcher

    On 06/25/2011 09:06 PM, Pedalhome wrote:
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    > However, once I
    > install the software using YaST I cannot always find it and it does not
    > appear in the Kickoff App Launcher.


    -=welcome=- new poster..

    what is a Kickoff App Launcher? nevermind.

    if you install with YaST the application _will_ be in your menu (use the
    search blank at the top of the menu)

    however, programs without a GUI will not be in the menu (because there
    is nothing to click on)...like, for example WINE is a command line
    program...

    though i don't use WINE i heard some of the guys talking about running
    wineconfig (or something like that) which sets up a GUI..

    use the site specifier to do a google search on these fora, like this:

    site:forums.opensuse.org can't find wine

    http://www.google.com/search?q=site%...39;t+find+wine

    can you guess you are not the first?? in many of those you will learn
    how to run wineconfig (or whatever it is)

    what else are you not finding? (use google with the site specifier)..

    and, ok so Windows puts all of (say) notebook in one directory, instead
    of that Linux puts the notebook executable in with all other
    executables, and notebook libraries go will all the others in another
    place, and all config files in another place, and all logs in another
    place..

    which may not make sense to you, but give it 10 and it will (like, 15
    different programs can use the _same_ library...but, in windows you
    would have to have 15 libraries, and each might be different..

    welcome to freedom

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    Default Re: 11.4 KDE Newb - Finding apps after install & placing them inthe Kickoff App Launcher

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post


    what is a Kickoff App Launcher?
    It's the equivalent to the Win Start button. The green chameleon head on the lower left.


    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    and, ok so Windows puts all of (say) notebook in one directory, instead
    of that Linux puts the notebook executable in with all other
    executables, and notebook libraries go will all the others in another
    place, and all config files in another place, and all logs in another
    place..

    which may not make sense to you, but give it 10 and it will (like, 15
    different programs can use the _same_ library...but, in windows you
    would have to have 15 libraries, and each might be different..
    Wow. This makes so much sense! Thanks a lot for posting this.

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    Default Re: 11.4 KDE Newb - Finding apps after install & placing them inthe Kickoff App Launcher

    Take note of the advice to use ALT+F2 (krunner)
    Just type the name of what you are looking for, it will at least help you in the interim

    I have a side panel (auto-hide) with frequently used items
    SUSE Paste
    That's in addition to my fav's

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    Default Re: 11.4 KDE Newb - Finding apps after install & placing them inthe Kickoff App Launcher

    On 06/29/2011 04:36 AM, Pedalhome wrote:
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    >> what is a Kickoff App Launcher?

    >
    > It's the equivalent to the Win Start button. The green chameleon head
    > on the lower left.


    wow! what is a "Win Start button"?

    just yanking your chain, a little...but, my point is that when you use
    the old language here (Kickoff App Launcher, Win Start button, registry,
    folder, C drive, etc etc etc) you are very likely to confuse old pharts
    who have not used (much or even any) Redmond products in ten or 20 years..

    lots and lots to learn here....suggest you 'attack' that task like a
    game, you will have LOTs of fun (and, a little sweat)....

    like caf4926 i also have an auto-hiding side panel of the things i use
    often (actually i have one on the left and another on the right)

    again, welcome

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