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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.
Wallpaper, slideshow, weather and more
While in the Configure Search and Launch control, click on the View option in the left bar, and you can select the desktop background. In addition to the traditional wallpapers, you can have a slideshow of your own pictures, or a picture of the day from a variety of sources, a satellite view of the Earth, or even a weather report updated every 30 minutes.