Start applications

Click the Endless button at left corner of the taskbar to show the Desktop. This is where you can find all of your applications. You can also go to the Desktop by pressing the Super key.

There are several ways of opening an application once you’re in the Desktop:

  • Start typing the name of an application — searching begins instantly. (If this doesn’t happen, click the search bar at the top of the screen and start typing.) If you don’t know the exact name of an application, try to type an related term. Click the application’s icon to start it.

  • Some applications have icons in the horizontal strip on the left-hand side of the Taskbar. Click one of these to start the corresponding application.

    If you have applications that you use very frequently, you can add them to the taskbar yourself.

  • When looking at the Desktop, you will see the first page of all installed applications. To see more applications, press the arrow on the right. Press on the application to start it.

Quickly running a command

Another way of launching an application is to press Alt+F2, enter its command name, and then press the Enter key.

For example, to launch Rhythmbox, press Alt+F2 and type ‘rhythmbox’ (without the single-quotes). The name of the app is the command to launch the program.

Use the arrow keys to quickly access previously run commands.