Here are some of the popular tools for the Gnome desktop environment. All of these fantastic little applications are really the focal point of the Gnome desktop. With such a large development team, Gnome has more extras than any other desktop.
Below you will find all of the fun tools that generally come installed with the Gnome desktop. Of course you can also install many of these extras on other desktop environments as well.
This is the Gnome calculator tool that you can use to solve mathematical equations. This tool commonly comes installed with the Gnome desktop environment.
This tool is very responsive and well designed. The Gnome calculator was created for simple to mid-level mathematics.
Here is one of the strong points of the Gnome desktop environments. New users will love the vast selection of fun games that will surely help pass the hours.
Most of these games are simple puzzle games and mind teasers. Some famous games are also available such as Sudoku, Chess, Minesweeper, and Tetris. Though they may disguise themselves under different names.
This is a replacement for the XScreensaver. The Gnome screensaver is designed to be easy to configure and easy to use. There are also several convenient features are included.
Users are able to lock the desktop when they are away from the keyboard. The user will be required to enter their password before accessing the desktop after the screensaver becomes activated.
This is a simple dictionary that you can use to improve your writing projects. The Gnome dictionary is very easy to use and provides very detailed output.
Similar words are also displayed, this means that you can use the Gnome dictionary much like a thesaurus as well.
The is a repackaged version of the Palimpsest disk utility. This tool can be used to manage all of your attached hard disks. Much useful information about your disks will also be displayed.
You can use the Gnome disk utility or Palimpsest to partition your hard disks, or extend the available disk space.
The Gnome keyring is another important tool that is rarely spoken about. This tool is used to store user passwords, certificates and other private information. The Gnome keyring will then allow applications access to these passwords as needed to save the user precious time.
The Gnome keyring tool can also be configured to unlock the keyring when the user logs in to the desktop.
The Gnome power manager is the savior of all laptop users. This tool will conveniently sit in your panel and display information about your available battery power.
Battery Life Remaining
This tool can display a popup notification that will display how many minutes of battery power are still available. Or you can see the percentage of remaining battery power. You will be advised when it is time to plug in your laptop.
Use the Gnome screenshot tool to capture images if your desktop. This tool is very efficient but the options may be slightly limited. This tool should be sufficient for the common user.
You can choose the area of the screen that you would like to capture. You can capture the whole desktop, or a single window. Users can also choose to display window borders, or the mouse pointer inside their screenshots.
You might also want to try the Gnome system monitor tool which can be used to kill misbehaving applications. This tool will also provide you with much detailed information about your system and its resources.
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