Desktop Basics

This page is describing the basic handling of Ubuntu Linux 18.04 Desktop

Getting Started with the Ubuntu Desktop Introduction
What do the icons in the top bar mean? Icons
Starting Applications Starting Applications
Add your favourite Applications to the dash-board on the left side App-Favorites
Starting a Terminal
  • Move your mouse pointer to the Activities corner at the top left of the screen to show the Activities Overview.
  • Then, type “terminal”, and select the Terminal application from the results that appears.
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Or with this keyboard shortcut:

  • Hit: CtrlAlt+T.
Notifications and Message tray Notifications
Special Characters Special Characters
Keyboard Shortcuts Keyboard Shortcuts
Logout, Lock the Screen or Power Off Logout and Power Off