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<tip category="TDE|General">
<html>
<P>
There is a lot of information about TDE on the
<A HREF="http://www.trinitydesktop.org/">TDE web site</A>.</P>
<br>
<center>
<img src="crystalsvg/48x48/filesystems/desktop.png">
</center>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="General|I18N">
<html>
<p>
TDE is translated into many languages. You can change the country and
language with the Control Center in "Regional &amp; Accessibility"
->."Country/Region &amp; Language".
</p>
<center>
<img src="crystalsvg/48x48/apps/locale.png">
<p align="right"><em>Contributed by Andrea Rizzi</em></p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="TDE2">
<html>
<p>
You can minimize all your windows on the current desktop at once and
thus reach the desktop itself by clicking on the desktop icon on the
panel.</p>
<p>If you do not currently have the icon there, you can add it by right clicking on the panel, and then selecting Add to Panel->Special Button->Desktop Access.
<br>
<center>
<img src="crystalsvg/48x48/filesystems/desktop.png">
</center>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="TDE|Win2Unix">
<html>
<p>
If you temporarily need more screen real-estate, you can <strong>"fold
in" the panel</strong> by clicking on one of the arrows at the ends of
the panel. Alternatively, make it hide automatically by changing the
settings in the Control Center (Desktop->Panels, Hiding tab).
</p>
<p>For more information about Kicker, the TDE Panel, see <a
href="help:/kicker">the Kicker Handbook</a>.
</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="TDE|Win2Unix">
<html>
<p>
The program Klipper, which is started by default and resides in the
system tray at the right end of the panel, keeps a number of text
selections around. These can be retrieved or even (in the case of
URLs, for example) be executed.</p>
<p>You can find more information about using Klipper in <a
href="help:/klipper">the Klipper Handbook</a></p>
<br>
<center>
<img src="hicolor/48x48/apps/klipper.png">
</center>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="TDE|Win2Unix">
<html>
<p>
The window list, which is accessible via an icon on the panel, provides a
quick overview of all windows on all virtual desktops. Alternatively,
press Alt+F5 to display the window list.</p><br>
<center>
<img src="crystalsvg/48x48/apps/window_list.png">
</center>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Konqueror">
<html>
<p>The <b>"Location" label</b> in Konqueror is draggable.</p>
<p>This means you can create shortcuts (e.g. on the desktop or the panel)
by dragging it there with the mouse. You can also drop it on to Konsole or
edit fields to get the URL typed in there (as you can with links or files
displayed in Konqueror).</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="General">
<html>
<p>For quick access to TDEPrint Manager type
<strong>"print:/manager"</strong>... -- <em>"Type where?"</em>,
you may ask. Type it...</p>
<ul>
<li>...either in Konqueror's <i>address field</i>,</li>
<li>...or in a <i>Run Command</i> dialog,
opened by pressing <strong>Alt+F2</strong>.</li>
</ul>
</p>
<center>
<img src="crystalsvg/48x48/devices/printer1.png">
<p align="right"><em>Contributed by Kurt Pfeifle</em></p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="TDE2|Desktop">
<html>
<p>
Double-clicking on the titlebar of any window "shades" it, which means
that only the titlebar stays visible. Double-clicking the titlebar a
second time will make the window visible again.<br>
Of course, you can change this behavior within the Control Center.
</p>
<p>For more information about ways to manipulate windows in TDE, take
a look at <a href="help:/khelpcenter/userguide/windows-how-to-work.html">the TDE User Guide</a>.</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Desktop">
<html>
<p>
You can cycle through the windows on a virtual desktop by holding the
Alt key and pressing Tab or Shift+Tab.</p><br>
<center><img src="crystalsvg/48x48/apps/kcmkwm.png"></center></p>
<p>For more information, see <a
href="help:/khelpcenter/userguide/windows-how-to-work.html">the TDE
User Guide</a>.</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Keyboard">
<html>
<p>
You can assign <b>keyboard shortcuts</b> to your favorite applications in the
TDE menu editor (TDE Menu->Settings->Menu Editor). Select the application
(e.g. Konsole), then click on the image next to "Current shortcut
key:". Press the key combination you want (say, Ctrl+Alt+K).
<p>That is it: now you can fire up Konsoles with Ctrl+Alt+K.</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="TDE2|Win2Unix">
<html>
<p>
You can configure the number of virtual desktops by adjusting the "Number
of desktops" slider in the Control Center (Desktop->Multiple Desktops).
</p>
<p>For more information about using virtual desktops, look at <a
href="help:/khelpcenter/userguide/windows-how-to-work.html#using-multiple-desktops">the
TDE User Guide</a>.</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="TDE|General">
<html>
<p>The Trinity Desktop Environment is a fork of the K Desktop Environment
version 3.5, which originally was written by the KDE Team, a world-wide
network of software engineers committed to Free Software development. TDE
was first released in April 2010.</p>
<p>The KDE project was founded in October 1996 and was first released
on July 12, 1998.</p>
<p>You can <em>support the TDE project</em> with work (programming, designing,
documenting, proof-reading, translating, etc.) and financial or
hardware donations. Please contact the TDE team if you are interested in
donating, or if you would like to contribute in other ways.</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="TDE|Win2Unix">
<html>
<p>TDE provides some shortcuts to change the size of a window:</p>
<table><tr>
<th>To maximize a window...</th> <th>click the maximize button...</th>
</tr><tr>
<td>...full-screen,</td> <td>...with the left mouse button</td>
</tr><tr>
<td>...vertically only,</td> <td>...with the middle mouse button</td>
</tr><tr>
<td>...horizontally only,</td> <td>...with the right mouse button</td>
</tr></table>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="General">
<html>
<p>You can stay up to date with new developments in TDE and releases
by regularly checking the web site <A
HREF="http://www.trinitydesktop.org/">http://www.trinitydesktop.org/</A>.</p>
<BR>
<center><img src="hicolor/48x48/apps/konqueror.png"></center></p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="General">
<html>
<p align="center"><strong>TDEPrinting (I)</strong></p>
<p><strong>kprinter</strong>, TDE's printing utility supports
different print subsystems. These subsystems differ very much
in their abilities.</p>
<p>Among the supported systems are:
<ul>
<li>CUPS, the new Common UNIX Printing System;</li>
<li>LPR/LPD, traditional BSD-style printing;</li>
<li>RLPR (no need for "printcap" editing or root privileges to
use network printers);</li>
<li>printing through an external program (generic).</li>
</ul>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="General">
<html>
<p align="center"><strong>TDEPrinting (II)</strong></p>
<p>Not all print subsystems provide equal abilities
for TDEPrint to build on.</p>
<p>The TDE developers recommend installing a <A
HREF="http://www.cups.org/"><strong>CUPS-based</strong></A>
software as the underlying print subsystem.</p>
<p> CUPS provides easy usage, powerful features, broad printer
support and a modern design (based on IPP, the "Internet
Printing Protocol"). Its usefulness is proven for home users
as well as for large networks.
</p>
<p align="right"><em>Contributed by Kurt Pfeifle</em></p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="General">
<html>
<p>
TDE is based on a well-designed C++ foundation. C++ is a programming
language well suited to desktop development. The TDE object model
extends the power of C++ even further.
<center><img src="hicolor/48x48/apps/konqueror.png"></center>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Konqueror">
<html>
<p>
You can use Konqueror to <strong>browse through tar archives</strong>,
even compressed ones. You can extract files simply by dragging them
to another place, e.g. another Konqueror window or the desktop.</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Keyboard">
<html>
<p>
You can cycle through the virtual desktops by holding the Ctrl key and
pressing Tab or Shift+Tab.</p>
<p>For more information about using virtual desktops, look at <a
href="help:/khelpcenter/userguide/windows-how-to-work.html#using-multiple-desktops">the
TDE User Guide</a>.</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="General">
<html>
<p>You can start <strong>kprinter</strong> as a standalone program
from any xterm, Konsole window or from the "Run Command" dialog (started
by pressing <i>Alt+F2</i>). Then select the file to print. You can print
as many items of different types as you want, all at once.
</p>
<center>
<img src="crystalsvg/48x48/devices/printer1.png"></center>
<p align="right"><em>Contributed by Kurt Pfeifle</em></p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="General">
<html>
<p>You may at any time switch <strong>kprinter</strong> to another
print subsystem "on the fly" (and you do not need to be root to do it.)
</p>
<p>Laptop users who frequently change to different environments may find
<A HREF="ftp://truffula.com/pub/">RLPR</A> a useful complement to CUPS
(or any other print subsystem they use as their preferred one).
</p>
<p align="right"><em>Contributed by Kurt Pfeifle</em></p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="General|Help">
<html>
<P>
TDE's help system can display TDE's HTML-based help, but
also info and man pages.</P>
<p>For more ways of getting help, see <a
href="help:/khelpcenter/userguide/getting-help.html">the TDE User
Guide</a>.</p>
<br>
<center><img src="hicolor/48x48/apps/khelpcenter.png"></center>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Desktop">
<html>
<P>Clicking with the right mouse button on panel icons or applets opens a
popup menu that allows you to move or remove the item, or add a new
one.</P>
<p>For more information about customizing Kicker, the TDE Panel, see
<a href="help:/kicker">the Kicker Handbook</a>.</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="General">
<html>
<P>If a toolbar is not large enough to display all buttons on it, you can
click on the small arrow at the far right end of the toolbar to see
the remaining buttons.</P>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="General">
<html>
<p>
Need comprehensive info about TDEPrinting?<br> </p>
<p> Type <strong>help:/tdeprint/</strong> into a Konqueror address field
and get the TDEPrint Handbook</a>
displayed.</p>
<center>
<img src="crystalsvg/48x48/devices/printer1.png">
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="General">
<html>
<P>You can run non-TDE applications without problems on a TDE
desktop. It is even possible to integrate them into the menu system.
The TDE program "KAppfinder" will look for known programs to integrate
them into the menu.</P>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="General|Desktop">
<html>
<p>You can quickly move the panel to another screen edge by "grabbing" it with
the left mouse button and moving it to where you want it.</p>
<p>For more information about personalizing Kicker, the TDE Panel,
take a look at <a href="help:/kicker">the Kicker Handbook</a>.</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="General">
<html>
<p>
If you want to kill some time, TDE comes with an extensive collection
of games.</p><br>
<center>
<img src="crystalsvg/48x48/apps/package_games.png">
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="LookNFeel">
<html>
<p>You can <strong>quickly change the background</strong> image of the
desktop by dragging a graphics image from a Konqueror window to the
desktop background.</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="LookNFeel">
<html>
<p>You can change the background color of the desktop by dragging a color
from a color selector in any application to the desktop background.
</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Panel">
<html>
<p>
A fast way to get your favorite application onto your panel is to
right-click the panel (Panel Menu) and select Add to Panel->Application->whatever.
</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Panel">
<html>
<p>
You can add more applets to your panel by selecting Panel
Menu->Add->Applet from the TDE menu.
</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Panel">
<html>
<p>
You can add a little command line to your panel by selecting Panel
Menu->Add to Panel->Applet->Run Command from the TDE menu.
</p>
<p>For information about other applets available for the TDE Panel,
take a look at <a href="help:/kicker">the Kicker Handbook</a>.</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Panel|LookNFeel">
<html>
<p>Want to see the local time of your friends or
business partners <b>around the world</b>?</p>
<p>Just press the middle mouse button on the <b>panel clock</b>.</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Panel|LookNFeel">
<html>
<p>Your <b>panel clock</b> can be configured to display the time
in <b>plain</b>, <b>digital</b>, <b>analog</b> or <b>fuzzy-style</b>
mode.</p>
<p>See <a href="help:/kicker/clock-applet.html">the Kicker
Handbook</a> for more information.</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Keyboard">
<html>
<p>
If you know its name, you can <strong>execute any program</strong> by pressing
<strong>Alt+F2</strong>
and entering the program name in the command-line window provided.<p>
<br>
<center>
<img src="crystalsvg/48x48/apps/kmenu.png">
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Keyboard|Konqueror">
<html>
<p>
You can <strong>browse any URL</strong> by pressing
<strong>Alt+F2</strong> and entering the URL in the
command-line window provided.
</p><br>
<center>
<img src="crystalsvg/48x48/filesystems/network.png">
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Konqueror|Keyboard">
<html>
<p>If you are using Konqueror and want to type another location into
the location field below the toolbar to get there, you can clear the
whole field very quickly with the black button with a white cross
to the left of the "Location" label and start typing.</p>
<p>You can also press Ctrl+L to clear the location field and place the
text cursor there.</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Keyboard|Help">
<html>
<p>
You can access a <strong>man page</strong> by entering a
hash mark (#) and the name of the man page wherever you can enter
a URL, like in the location field of the web browser or the
<strong>Alt+F2</strong> command-line.</p><br>
<center>
<img src="hicolor/48x48/apps/khelpcenter.png">
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Keyboard|Help">
<html>
<p>
You can access an <strong>info page</strong> by entering a double hash mark (##)
and the
name of the info page wherever you can enter a URL, like in the URL
line of the web browser or the <strong>Alt+F2</strong> command-line.
</p>
<br>
<center>
<img src="hicolor/48x48/apps/khelpcenter.png">
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Keyboard|Desktop">
<html>
<p>
If you cannot access the titlebar, you can still <strong>move a window</strong>
on the screen by holding the Alt key, clicking anywhere into the window
and "dragging" it with the mouse.</p><br>
<p>Of course, you can change this behavior by using the Control Center.</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="General">
<html>
<p> Want TDE's printing power in non-TDE apps? </p>
<p> Then use <strong>'kprinter'</strong> as "print command".
Works with Firefox, Seamonkey, Epiphany, gv, Acrobat Reader,
LibreOffice, OpenOffice, any GNOME application and many more...</p>
<center>
<img src="crystalsvg/48x48/devices/printer1.png">
<p align="right"><em>Contributed by Kurt Pfeifle</em></p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Keyboard|Desktop">
<html>
<p>
You can <strong>resize a window</strong> on the screen by holding the Alt key,
right-clicking anywhere into the window and moving the mouse.</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="General">
<html>
<p>
TDE's mail client (KMail) provides seamless <strong>PGP/GnuPG
integration</strong>
for encrypting and signing your email messages.</p>
<p>See <a href="help:/kmail/pgp.html">the KMail Handbook</a> for
instructions on setting up encryption.</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="General">
<html>
<p>
TDE's CD player, KsCD, accesses the Internet CD database freedb to provide you
with title/track information.
</p>
<p>Full details of KsCD's functions are available in <a
href="help:/kscd">the KsCD Handbook</a>.</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Keyboard|Konsole">
<html>
<p>
Some people open many terminal windows just to enter <em>one single</em>
command.</p>
<ul>
<li>Use <strong>Alt+F2</strong> for just firing up programs (Alt+F2 "kword") or
<li>use Konsole sessions ("New" in toolbar) if you need text output.
</ul>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="LookNFeel">
<html>
<p>
You can change the color of the window titlebars by clicking on the title bar of the
color example in the <em>Appearance & Themes</em> module within the Control Center.
</p>
<p>This works for all of the other available colors too.</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="General">
<html>
<p align="center"><strong>TDE Command Line Printing (I)</strong></p>
<p> Want to print from command line, without missing TDE's printing power?</p>
<p> Type <strong>'kprinter'</strong>. Up pops the
TDEPrint dialog. Select printer, print options and
print files (note that you may select <em>different</em>
files of <em>different</em> types for <em>one</em> print job...). </p>
<p>This works from Konsole, any x-Terminal, or "Run Command"
(called by pressing <em>Alt+F2</em>)</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="General">
<html>
<p align="center"><strong>TDE Command Line Printing (II)</strong></p>
<p>
You may specify print files and/or name a printer from the command line:
<pre>
kprinter -d infotec \
/home/kurt/paragliding.jpg \
../tdeprint-handbook.pdf \
/opt/trinity/flyer.ps
</pre>
This prints 3 different files (from different folders) to printer "infotec".
</p>
<center>
<img src="crystalsvg/48x48/devices/printer1.png">
<p align="right"><em>Contributed by Kurt Pfeifle</em></p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="LookNFeel">
<html>
<p>
The difference between window manager styles and old-fashioned themes is
that the former even reflect window titlebar color settings from the
Control Center and might implement different features.</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="General">
<html>
<p>
The K in KDE did not stand for anything special. The K was the
character that came before L in the Latin alphabet, which stands for Linux.
The K was chosen because KDE ran on many types of UNIX and FreeBSD.
The T in TDE does stand for something special. The T stands for Trinity
which means three because Trinity is a continuation of the KDE 3.5 code base.
The T also represents the name of the Trinity project that brought you this
desktop environment. TDE also runs on many types of UNIX and FreeBSD.</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Desktop">
<html>
<p>
Under the <em>"B II"</em> window decoration, the title bars
automatically move by themselves so they are always visible. You can
edit your title bar decoration by right clicking on your title bar and
selecting "Configure Window Behavior...".</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Keyboard">
<html>
<p>If you do not like the default completion mode (e.g. in Konqueror), you
can right-click on the edit-widget and choose a different mode, e.g.
automatic or manual completion. Manual completion works in a similar
way to
completion in a UNIX shell. Use Ctrl+E to invoke it.
</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Panel">
<html>
<p>If you want another panel, to make more space for your applets and
buttons, press right mouse button on the panel to invoke the panel menu
and select "Add to Panel->Panel->Panel".</p><p>
(You can then put anything on the fresh panel, adjust its size and
so on.)</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="General">
<html>
<p>If you want to contribute your own "tip of the day", please send the tip to
<a href="trinity-devel@lists.pearsoncomputing.net">trinity-devel@lists.pearsoncomputing.net</a>,
and we will consider the tip for the next release.</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Konqueror">
<html>
<p>
If you drag a file from Konqueror or from the desktop to Konsole, you
will have the choice between pasting the URL or entering that folder.</p>
<p>
Choose the one you want, so you do not have to write the entire path
in the terminal window.</p>
<p align="right"><em>Contributed by Gerard Delafond</em></p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="General">
<html>
<p>
You can hide mixer devices in KMix by clicking on "Hide" in the
context menu that appears when you click with the right mouse button
on one of the sliders.
</p>
<p>Take a look at <a href="help:/kmix">the KMix Handbook</a> for more
KMix tips and tricks.</p>
<p align="right"><em>Contributed by Stefan Schimanski</em></p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Konqueror">
<html>
<p>
You can add your own "Web Shortcuts" to Konqueror by selecting
Settings->Configure Konqueror->Web Shortcuts. Click "New..." and
complete the fields.
</p>
<p>For further instructions, and details about the advanced features
available with Web Shortcuts, see <a
href="help:/konqueror/enhanced-browsing.html">the Konqueror Handbook</a>.</p>
<p align="right"><em>Contributed by Michael Lachmann and Thomas Diehl</em></p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Win2Unix">
<html>
<p>
Each UNIX user has a so-called Home folder in which his or her
files as well as user-dependent configuration files are saved. If you
work in a Konsole window, you can easily change to your home folder
by entering the <b>cd</b> command without any parameters.
</p>
<p align="right"><em>Contributed by Carsten Niehaus</em></p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Win2Unix">
<html>
<p>
You might wonder why there are very few (if any) files whose
names end in <code>.exe</code> or <code>.bat</code> on UNIX
systems. This is because filenames on UNIX do not need an
extension. Executable files in TDE are represented by the gear icon
in Konqueror. In the Konsole window, they are often colored red
(depending on your settings).
</p>
<p align="right"><em>Contributed by Carsten Niehaus</em></p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="TDE|Win2Unix|General">
<html>
<p>
If you want to make your desktop look more interesting, you can find
tons of themes, widget styles window decorations and more at <a href="http://kde-look.org/">kde-look.org</a>.
</p>
<p align="right"><em>Contributed by Carsten Niehaus</em></p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="TDE|Win2Unix">
<html>
<p>
Did you know that you can use the middle mouse button to paste
text? Try selecting some text with the left mouse button and click
elsewhere with the middle mouse button. The selected text will be
pasted at the click position. This even works between different programs.
</p>
<p align="right"><em>Contributed by Carsten Niehaus</em></p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="General">
<html>
<p>
Want to print by using "DragNDrop"?
</p>
<p>
Drag a file and drop it on the "Files" tab of an opened
<strong>kprinter</strong> dialog. </p>
<p>Then continue as you would normally: select a printer, job options, etc.
and click the "Print" button.
</p>
<center>
<img src="crystalsvg/48x48/devices/printer1.png">
<p align="right"><em>Contributed by Kurt Pfeifle</em></p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="General">
<html>
<p>
If you need to calculate a distance on the screen, the program
<em>kruler</em> can be of great help.</p>
<p>
Furthermore, if you need to look closely at the ruler to count single
pixels, <em>kmag</em> may be very useful. (<em>kmag</em> is part of the TDE
Accessibility package. It might already be
available on your distribution.) <em>kmag</em> works
just like <em>xmag</em>, with the difference that it magnifies on the fly.
</p>
<p align="right"><em>Contributed by Jesper Pedersen</em></p><br>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Multimedia">
<html>
<p>
Sound in TDE is coordinated by the <b>artsd</b> sound server. You can
configure the sound server from the Control Center by selecting
Sound &amp; Multimedia->Sound Server.
</p>
<p align="right"><em>Contributed by Jeff Tranter</em></p><br>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Multimedia">
<html>
<p>
You can associate sounds, pop up windows, and more with TDE events. This can be configured
from the Control Center by selecting Sound &amp; Multimedia->System Notifications.
</p>
<p align="right"><em>Contributed by Jeff Tranter</em></p><br>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Multimedia">
<html>
<p>
Most non-TDE sound applications that do not know about the sound server can be
run using the <b>artsdsp</b> command. When the application is run, accesses to
the audio device will be redirected to the <b>artsd</b> sound server.
</p>
<p>
The command format is:<br>
<b>artsdsp</b> <em>application</em> <em>arguments</em> ...
</p>
<p align="right"><em>Contributed by Jeff Tranter</em></p><br>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Panel">
<html>
<p>
By holding down the <b>Shift</b> button while moving a container (button
or applet) on the Panel, the container can then be used to push forward
other containers.
</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="General">
<html>
<p>
TDE's 'kio slaves' do not just work in Konqueror: you can use network
URLs in any TDE application. For example, you can enter a URL like
ftp://www.server.com/myfile in the Kate Open dialog, and Kate will
open the file and save changes back to the FTP server when you click
on 'Save.'
</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Network">
<html>
<p>
You can use Konqueror to access your files on any server that you have
ssh access to. Just enter fish://<em>username</em>@<em>hostname</em> in
Konqueror's location bar.
</p>
<p>
In fact, all TDE applications support fish:// URLs - try entering one
in the Open dialog of Kate, for instance
</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="KMail">
<html>
<p>
KMail, the TDE email client, has built-in support for several popular
spam filtering apps. To set up automatic spam filtering in KMail,
configure your favorite spam filter as you like it, then go to
Tools->Anti-spam wizard in KMail.
</p>
<p>
For more information, look at <a
href="help:/kmail/the-anti-spam-wizard.html">the KMail Handbook
Anti-Spam Wizard chapter</a>.
</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="KWin">
<html>
<p>
You can make a window go below other windows by middle-clicking on its titlebar.
</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="General">
<html>
<p>
TDE applications offer short "What's This?" help texts for many
features. Just click on the question mark on the window titlebar, and
then click on the item you need help on. (In some themes, the button
is a lowercase "i" instead of a question mark).
</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="KWin">
<html>
<p>
TDE supports several different window focus modes: take a look in the
Control Center, under Desktop->Window Behavior. For example, if you
use the mouse a lot, you might prefer the "Focus follows mouse" setting.
</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Konqueror">
<html>
<p>
Konqueror can continuously scroll webpages up or down: just press
Shift+Up Arrow or Shift+Down Arrow. Press the key combination again to
increase the speed, or any other key to stop the scrolling.
</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="General|Help">
<html>
<p>You can use Konqueror's help:/ tdeioslave to have quick and easy
access to an application's handbook by typing <b>help:/</b>, directly
followed by the application name, in the Location bar. So, for example
to view the handbook for kwrite simply type help:/kwrite.</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="LookNFeel">
<html>
<p>Thanks to the <a href="http://svg.kde.org" title="ksvg">KSVG
project</a>, TDE has full support for the Scalable Vector Graphics
(SVG) image filetypes. You can view these images in Konqueror and even
set an SVG image as a background for your desktop.</p>
<p>There is a great bunch of <a
href="http://kdelook.org/index.php?xcontentmode=7" title="kdelook
SVG">SVG wallpapers</a> for your desktop background available at <a
href="http://kdelook.org" title="kdelook">kde-look.org</a>.</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Konqueror">
<html>
<p>Konqueror's Web Shortcuts feature lets you submit a query directly
to a search engine without having to visit the website
first. For example, entering <b>gg:konqueror</b> in Location bar and
pressing Enter will search Google for items relating to Konqueror.</p>
<p>To see what further Web Shortcuts are available, and to make your
own, from Konqueror just select Settings->Configure Konqueror... which
will open the Settings dialog box, and then just click on the Web
Shortcuts icon.</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="accessbility">
<html>
<p>TDE developers are always looking to improve accessibility, and with the
launch of KTTS (TDE Text-to-Speech) you have the power to convert
strings of text into audible speech. </p>
<p>KTTS is constantly improving, and currently provides support to
speak all or any portion of plain text files (as viewed in Kate), HTML
pages in Konqueror, text in the TDE clipboard, as well as speech of
TDE notifications (KNotify).</p>
<p>To start the KTTS system, you can either select KTTS in the TDE
menu, or press Alt+F2 to run a command and then type <b>kttsmgr</b>. For
more information on KTTS, check the <a href="help:/kttsd" title="KTTSD
Handbook">KTTSD Handbook</a>.</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="General">
<html>
<p>Though TDE is a very stable desktop environment, programs may
occasionally freeze or crash, particularly if you are running the
development version of a program, or a program made by a
third-party. In this case, you can forcibly kill the program if need
be.</p>
<p>Pressing <b>Ctrl+Alt+Esc</b> will bring up the skull-and-crossbones
cursor, and once you click on a window with it the program will be
automatically killed. Note, however, that this is an untidy way of
shutting down the program which may result in data being lost, and
some partner processes may still remain running. This should only be
used as a last resort.</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="Kontact">
<html>
<p>KMail is TDE's email client, but did you know that you can
integrate it -- along with other programs -- to bring them all under
one roof? Kontact was made to be a Personal Information Management
suite, and it integrates all components under it seamlessly.</p>
<p>Other possible programs to integrate with Kontact include
KAddressBook (for handling Contacts), KNotes (for keeping notes),
KNode (to keep up-to-date with the latest news), and KOrganizer (for a
comprehensive calender).</p>
</html>
</tip>
<tip category="General">
<html>
<p>You can use the mouse wheel to quickly perform a number of tasks;
here are a few you might not have known of:
<ul><li>Ctrl+Mouse-Wheel in the Konqueror web browser to change the font-size,
or in Konqueror file manager to change icon size.</li>
<li>Shift+Mouse-Wheel for fast scrolling in all TDE applications.</li>
<li>Mouse-Wheel over the taskbar in Kicker to quickly alternate between