Pearl OS 3.0
(16.04)
 
User Manual



Getting Started with 3.0
Open a terminal window
to do initial system update like below


update

1st command - sudo apt-get update
2nd command sudo apt-get install pearl-keyring
(System will then ask if you want to install UNAUTHORIZED file type Y)
3rd command - sudo apt-get update
last one - sudo apt-get upgrade

Your good to go :-)















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We will add to this manual as time permits however the
info above
should resolve any questions or issues you may
encounter during
your Pearl OS installation and setup phase.


Some Basic Application Tips






Resize Desktop Windows   If you are installing Pearl OS v 2.5 on a small laptop or netbook you most likely will run into an issue where you cannot resize your active window small enough to reach your window form fields at the bottom of the window. This is easily solved by your super (windows) key on your keyboard. Below see the super key is marked with a star. To move windows either above and beyond the top panel and the bottom dock while holding the super key hold down left click on your mouse while dragging the window where you want.


  

keyboard







Pearl Tweak Tool  currently is simply just the Gnome Tweak Tool renamed for use in the Gnome Control Center ( System Settings). You may access this app from system settings the “Slingscold Search App” menu by left clicking on the bottom dock Pearl Logo or the top panel menu.
 

This tool is used to customize most of your desktop preferences. You can, change background wallpapers, change themes, fonts, startup prefs, etc. etc. You may also change wallpapers inside the system settings control panel by clicking on wallpapers. Also note Nautilus, the file manager, can also be used to change wallpapers as well by right clicking on a graphic image.


pearl tweak









    Conky Manager    by default does not autoload on startup. To activate the conky settings like our screenshot setup enable our default setting which includes time, date, HD stats, CPU stats, RAM stats, and IP address. See sample below.

   
  Open the Conky Manager inside the System Settings Control Center. Check and highlight the widget as shown below from the initial screen that loads with this manager. Feel free to experiment around with this manager and make your own widget or theme easily. The Conky Manager comes with a few samples you may prefer over our default.

conky



     


conky3 






Thunar (finder) Extra custom right click commands

(
You must be within the thunar file manager to use custom commands.)
(for instance if you were to right click on desktop nautilus handles changing wallpaper)

PRINTING


send to printer

Simply highlight file then right click send to printer
example above the file good2.jpg will send to default printer

example print


E speak

read it to me

To have computer read (speak to) you a file again, within Thunar, highlight file
then right click "Read Me This File"

BTW ---> lol I highlightighted a wrong file one time told it to Read it and
lol... man it wouldn't shut the ... up... I made a shortcut to kill all e-speak
if you want the dude to stop talking just right click  "Stop E Speak"

Also, we only installed the default e-speak voice. There are many more available.


OPEN Thunar as ROOT

root thunar

You can easily tell when working in the root file manager
mode ... gold warning bar seems to do the trick.