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Brief description of items in the System -> Preferences menu.

List of Preferences applications

  • About Me - Enter personal information.

  • Appearance - Change the theme, fonts, desktop wallpaper, and visual effects. (eg, Compiz).

  • Assistive Technology Preferences - Enable and configure features like the Screen reader, magnifier and on-screen keyboard.

  • Bluetooth - Configure Ubuntu to sync with a Bluetooth Device.

  • Default Printer - Set as PDF, but can be changed to printer.

  • Encryption and Keyrings - Keeps track of passwords, and GPG keys.

  • Keyboard - Configure Keyboard features, including accessibility features.

  • Keyboard Shortcuts - Configure certain keys for certain behaviors (also enables putting those ideological keys to good use).

  • Main Menu - Configure the default menus.

  • Mouse - Configure the settings for your mouse.

  • Network Proxy - Set up information for your proxy server.

  • PalmOS Devices - Configure your Palm device (see also: gnome-pilot applet and Palm Device Setup and Syncing).

  • Power Management - Configure power features, including what your machine does when you hit the power button.

  • Preferred Applications - Set default Web Browser, Mail application and Terminal.

  • Remote Desktop - Allow other people to see your desktop

  • Removable Drives and Media - Configure what your device does when, for example, you insert a disk or pendrive. Also adjust settings for all sorts of devices.

  • Screen Resolution - Set screen resolution, refresh rate and rotation.

  • Screensaver - Choose a screensaver and set idle time to activate it. You can also set your machine to lock after a time, so you have to enter a password to exit the screensaver. To lock your screen manually, press Ctrl-Alt-L. You can also set power saving features here.

  • Sessions - Primarily for adding and removing startup applications (see also 'BUM').

  • Sound - Configure sound and set sounds for system events.

  • Windows - Action to perform when double-clicking titlebar, and other settings.

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Preferences (last edited 2011-04-04 04:01:45 by k.dejong)