Tutorial for KDE in 12.3

Hi everyone,

I’ve been looking for a tutorial for how to use the new (to me) KDE in 12.3. Although I’m not new to linux, I have not used KDE in a long time and things like Plasma, Activities, Widgets, etc. are new to me. I kind of get the gist of it, but some of it seems pretty non-intuitive, though, and doesn’t work like I expect. I have a feeling that if I saw a quick video I would be like…oh, duh.

Thanks, Scott

Here is the list: https://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Documentation_List_of_Manuals

And the KDE stuff is here:

KDE User Guide

Introduces the KDE desktop of openSUSE. It guides you through using and configuring the desktop and helps you perform key tasks. It is intended mainly for users who want to make efficient use of KDE as their default desktop.

HTML versions:


        (package: opensuse-manuals_en) 


PDF versions:


        (package: opensuse-kdeuser_en-pdf) 


ePUB version:

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Thanks, I’ll dig into that. I was hoping for something abbreviated. Having to study to figure out a desktop is a little too much like Windows 8…lol But hopefully in this case I will like what I discover.

Well it seems you have the manual and then you can ask for very short and brief help here, but nothing in between. I must say that for any Windows XP user, you will find many things in common with KDE though just like Windows 8, KDE 4 has tried to distance itself from a common past. But again, if you can figure out something, you only need to ask here.

Thank You,

Press F1 on your desktop. Some sort of manual might pop up :wink:

Plenty of youtube KDE 4 tutorial videos if you care to search:

Linux Lesson - Intro to KDE (OpenSuse 12.3) - YouTube

Not on mine!

Hey, that’s great–just the sort of thing I was looking for.

On 04/07/2013 12:36 PM, openSCOTT wrote:
>> Press F1 on your desktop. Some sort of manual might pop up;)
> Not on mine!

open KDE’s KWrite (for example) and while it has focus, press F1


Check whether something long these lines is installed on your machine “kde4-l10n-en_GB-doc - British English” and retry