Overview of the desktop
Introduction to GNOME
A visual introduction to your desktop, the top bar, and the activities overview.
Useful keyboard shortcuts
Get around the desktop using the keyboard.
Activities, dash, top bar... What are they?
An overview of terms used to describe different parts of the desktop.
Display your appointments on the calendar at the top of the screen.
Log out, power off, switch users
Learn how to leave your user account, by logging out, switching users, and so on.
Notifications and the message tray
Messages pop-up at the bottom of the screen telling you when certain events happen.
Applications and windows
Pin your favorite apps to the dash
Add (or remove) frequently-used program icons on the dash.
Launch apps from the activities overview.
Switch between windows
Windows and workspaces
Move and organize your windows.
Files and folders
Files, folders & search
Open files with other applications
Open files using an application that isn't the default one for that type of file. You can change the default too.
Search for files
Locate files based on file name and type. Save your searches for later use.
— A guide for GNOME 3 desktop users
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