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Picking the workspace type
In the Workspace - System Settings window, select the Workspace Type option, and then select Netbook from the drop-down list, and click Apply.
What the KDE netbook desktop looks like
The KDE netbook desktop is built on a completely different concept to the standard desktop. The screen is divided into four sections. At the top is a panel, with status and control icons and workspace selection. Immediately below that is a quick-launch area, where the most commonly-used programs can be easily added and started with a single click. In the centre of the screen is a search area, where applications, utilities, bookmarks and contacts can be found by entering key terms. The lower half of the screen is the graphical menu area, containing all the applications and utilities.
Configure Search and Launch
Right-click on the desktop background and select Configure Search and Launch to customise the desktop. The menu categories can be selected by clicking Main Menu from the left column, then select or clear the various menu categories as desired.