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.

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

On 06/25/2011 09:06 PM, Pedalhome wrote:
>
> 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%3Aforums.opensuse.org+can’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


DD
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25 June: Sunrise 4:38 AM, Sunset 10:12 PM

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

Wow. This makes so much sense! Thanks a lot for posting this.

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

On 06/29/2011 04:36 AM, Pedalhome wrote:
>
>> 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


DD
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