- … @ suivre
HandyLinux is a Debian-based distribution. Therefore it has the potential to become the distribution you want.
As I have said on several forums and blogs… HandyLinux, “wheels” (the two little on bike side) of Debian bike.
It is a fact, if the little-wheels are usefull when learning … they soon are annoying when you know ride…
In the same way you added the XFCE menu application, you can add more launchers to your taskbar for quick access to your favorite applications:
You can also add launchers in a second way and you can change them and choose the applications that the software library does not sometimes see (some applications to scan made by the manufacturer as an example).
Right-click on the XFCE panel (the task bar that takes the bottom of the screen) in an empty area and select Panel / Add new Items ; you will get the following menu: Once done the Add New Items window appears, select Launcher and press Add, which will add a launcher icon at the bottom right of your screen in the XFCE panel (the bottom right red cross icon): Right-click the icon and select Properties: In the Launcher window, you can add a listed launcher (with + button) or a custom launcher (with +sheet button)
If you add multiple programs in your launcher, take a look in the Advanced tab of the launcher window. You can change the arrow place (witnessed several applications at the same launcher) which is gray in this example because containing only one program), and display options I'll let you test: Finally you can move your icon wherever you want in the XFCE panel with a right click by choosing Move:
HandyLinux has no more secrets for you ? You want to go further in GNU/Linux world ? So move to Debian !! .
Handy2Debian is a simplified tool made to help you to move from HandyLinux to Debian in 1 minute.
Handy2Debian is not included by default as it's not a “noob-tool”… to install it, search for “handy2debian” in your Synaptic package manager or more quickly with your terminal (as you want to move to “Debian classique”).
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install handy2debian
Then launch Handy2Debian from the applications list, in “accessories” catogory. here is a little video in french but easily understandable:
What Handy2Debian does:
What Handy2Debian does not:
What you have to do to finish the process:
sudo apt-get remove --purge handy2debian
Welcome to Debian “classic” ! ;)
And if you plan to graphic with Gimp, 3D with Blender…
And why not change agenda, web browser, email client…
As you can see, it is here that explains how to turn everything upside down in your HandyLinux !
Feel free to visit the recommended softwares section (fr) on our forum.
To add a software, you must find it. You can find software :
Those softwares allow you to enhance your distribution and gain new features. These applications are usually available in the Debian repository.
For more information or advice on the proposed applications, visit the recommended software section on the community forum.
Here you'll find some ideas, but a evoluting applications list (fr) is beautifully maintained by our friend fibi on HandyLinux forum.
You can also find in the forum a list of links to improve accessibility (fr).