Monday, April 20, 2009


The GNOME Help browser (Yelp) provides a browser-like interface for displaying the GNOME user’s manual, man pages, and info documents. To access help, choose System | Help And Support. You’ll see a toolbar that enables you to move through the list of previously viewed documents. You can even bookmark specific items. A browser interface lets you to use links to connect to different documents. On the main page, expandable links for several GNOME desktop topics are displayed on left side, with entries for the GNOME User Manual and Administration Guide on the right. At the bottom of the left side listing are links you can click to access the man and info pages. Use the Search box to locate help documents. Special URL-like protocols are supported for the different types of documents: ghelp for GNOME help; man for man pages; and info for the info documents: so, for example, man:fstab would display the man page for the fstab file.

The GNOME Help browser provides a detailed manual on every aspect of your GNOME interface. The left-hand links display GNOME categories for different application categories such as the System tools and GNOME applets. The GNOME Applets entry provides detailed descriptions of all available GNOME applets. Applications categories such as Internet, Programming, System Tools, and Sound and Video will provide help documents for applications developed as part of the GNOME project, such as the Evolution mail client, the Totem movie player, the Disk Usage Analyzer, and the GNOME System Monitor. Click the Desktop entry at the top of the left-hand list to display links for GNOME User and Administration manuals.

Source of Information : McGraw Hill Ubuntu The Complete Reference

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