Calculate quick math operations like <strong>23 * 5</strong>
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Learning the Basics Lær det grunnleggande
Learn about the elementary OS desktop and how to navigate windows, workspaces, and more.
The elementary OS desktop consists of two elements: the Panel and the Dock. You can customize the desktop wallpaper by secondary-clicking the desktop—right click on a mouse, or two-finger tap on a touchpad. You can also change the desktop's look and behavior from <strong><a href="#system-settings">System Settings</a></strong> → <strong>Desktop</strong>.
At the top of the desktop is the Panel. On the left is the Applications Menu, in the center are the date and time, and on the right are the System Indicators.
Applications Menu Appmeny
Date &amp; Time
System Indicators
The Panel Panelet
To open or search for installed apps, select <strong>Applications</strong> on the Panel. You can page through your apps by scrolling on a mouse, swiping with two fingers on a touchpad, or by using the pager dots at the bottom. You can also use the view switcher at the top to switch between showing your apps in a grid or a categorized list.
Start typing in the Applications Menu to search your apps by name or by keyword. Searching will also display app actions and System Settings. For example, by searching you can:
<strong>Shut Down</strong> or <strong>Restart</strong> your device
<strong>Compose Message</strong> with Mail
Open a <strong>New Incognito Window</strong> in Web
Calculate quick math operations like <strong>23 * 5</strong>
Take a <strong>Screenshot of the Current Window</strong>
Find specific settings like <strong>Keyboard → Layout → Compose Key</strong>
To open the Applications Menu with the keyboard, press <kbd title="Super, or the Windows or Command key">&#8984;</kbd><kbd>Space</kbd>.
The Date &amp; Time indicator at the center of the Panel displays the current date and time. Click or tap anywhere on the date or time to display a calendar and upcoming events. Double-click a day or select an event to open it in the full Calendar app.
The System Indicators at the right of the Panel display the status of device, i.e. network connections, battery, sound input and output, notifications, etc. Selecting an indicator exposes more information and related actions.
Hovering an indicator with the mouse cursor also displays quick information and the middle-click or three finger tap shortcut for the indicator. For example:
Sound: Mute
Bluetooth: Turn Bluetooth on or off
Power: Toggle percentage of battery remaining in the Panel
Notifications: Toggle Do Not Disturb mode Varslingar: Skru av og på Ikkje forstyrr-modus
Session: Prompt to shut down
At the bottom of the desktop is the Dock for quick access to your favorite and currently-opened apps.
To add an app to the Dock, drag and drop it from the Applications Menu or secondary-click an open app's icon and choose <strong>Keep in Dock</strong>. To remove an app from the Dock, drag it off and drop it in an empty space on your desktop or secondary-click the icon and uncheck <strong>Keep in Dock</strong>. Drag and drop apps on the Dock to rearrange them.
By default, the Dock hides off the bottom of the desktop when an app is maximized or overlaps it. Push your mouse cursor against the bottom-center of the desktop to reveal and use the Dock when it's hidden.


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