Until a few weeks ago, I was strictly a Windows user, now I’m dipping the toes of one foot in Linux, but with one set of toes deeply buried into Windows still. My greatest irritation with Linux (I have used Zorin a bit, Linux Mint very briefly, but am hoping that openSUSE will rope me in, long term) is that “undo”, unlike in Windows, is not easy to find, meaning that figuring out how to undo a given action doesn’t seem to be immediately intuitive - at least not for someone habituated to Windows.
With that intro, I can herewith name my problem, simply: having watched a review video on Youtube, where it was said that one could manipulate/ resize the elements on the desktop (but without demonstrating how), I jumped right in, trusting in my instincts, which, alas, didn’t get me far, for I simply could not figure out how to revert to the default values for the desktop milieu, specifically, as regards the Greeter and Start menus.
Here is what “Greeter” looked like before I screwed it up: http://en.opensuse.org/File:Susegreeter_KDE_13.1.png.
And here is what “Startmenu” looked like before I switched it to the classic look, but could not find my way back to the original look: http://en.opensuse.org/File:Start_menu_KDE_13.1.png.
I hope that these default values can be restored without having to do a reinstall!
I have another potential issue with linking Samba up to my main (Win 7) PC, but I’ll bring that up in anther thread if I can’t get to the bottom of it (I may already have figured it out… in other but related matters, I have reserved 40 GB on my Win 7 PC for installing also “Suse” (dual boot) and I have another desktop with only “Suse” (same 13.1 version) on it, set up with two HDD in RAID-1).
ps: About my username… I used to live in Denmark (I’m American), and there’s this kind of old-fashioned Danish expression, i sus og dus, that means “in style” - as in “living in style” or “living in luxury” - so when I had to find myself a username for my openSUSe account, well, “SUS” triggered Danish memories… oh, I hope I’ll be forgiven for having some fun with the Tags below! : -)