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Linux in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition by Aaron Weber, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever

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The KDE Control Center

The KDE Control Center contains a number of configuration tools, called modules , that allow you to configure and view information about your system. You can configure the desktop, window behavior and decoration, input devices, and any other important part of your system here.

The Control Center is split into two windows: the left window shows a hierarchical list of installed modules, and the right window displays the modules when they are selected. (You can also run individual Control Center modules by selecting the one you want from the Preferences option on the K menu.) Start the Control Center from the panel button with an icon of a circuit board in front of a terminal, or from the K menu. Many of the modules can also be accessed directly from their applications, by right-clicking on the application icon and selecting Preferences, or by right-clicking on the titlebar of the running application window and selecting Configure.

Context-sensitive help is available for Control Center modules by clicking on the question mark on the titlebar and then on the setting for which you want help. You can get a brief general help message for the currently open module by clicking the Help tab in the left window; each help message also contains a link to the module’s manual. Or you can get help by opening the Help Center, selecting Applications Preferences, and then choosing a module.

The middle tab in the left Control Center window lets you search. You can enter a term ...

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