In previous article you were introduced with System Settings. Today you are going to learn what you can do with Ubuntu's Main Menu. There are probably various labels for that Menu. I call it Main because it refers on Ubuntu's desktop as a whole.
To get to the Ubuntu's Main Menu you have to move mouse to the left upper corner and it will show up just like shown on figure 1.
Figure 1. Ubuntu's Main Menu
On Main menu you can see list of sub menus like you would see in any other application. For example, you have probably used some application for text editing and you probably saw menus like File, Edit, View and Help.
The only new menu for you, here, is probably Go menu.
Previously mentioned menus in applications that are meant for text editing have commands that will help you edit text and a whole document.
Purpose of these menus, considering Ubuntu desktop, is slightly different. If you click on a File menu, as shown on a figure 2, you will see commands that will help you:
- Create some text file - if you are a Windows user this would be something similar to Notepad
- Create folders
- Connect to remote server
Figure 2. File menu
If you click on Edit menu, as shown on figure 3, you will see commands that will help you manipulate with documents and folders that are placed on your desktop. Also, from Edit menu you can change desktop appearance – this should remind you on a previous article System Settings.
Figure 3. Edit menu
View menu, as shown on a figure 4, will help you to organize your documents and folders which are placed on your desktop.
Figure 4. View menu
If you have ever used some previous versions of Ubuntu, Go menu should remind you on the old Places menu because it has similar purpose and that is to take you to:
- Home folder – remember article Home folder?
- Computer – similar as My computer at Windows
- Network – this is very useful if you are networking two computers with two different OS'. For example Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 starter.
Figure 5. Go menu
You probably know what is purpose of Help menu, therefore there is no need to explain it.
One more article and introduction of the Ubuntu desktop is covered. After introductory part I will highlight some applications that might be useful to you once you start using Ubuntu.
In the next, last introductory article, you will be introduced with Indicators menu.