Many new users to Bodhi seem to have the same questions, so here are the answers to a few of them.
About Bodhi Linux
Why are there so few applications installed?
Part of the Bodhi Linux philosophy is minimalism and user choice. We feel that our users are intelligent enough to choose what applications they want, and we provide an easy way to do so at the AppCenter. We also feel that it is easier and better for you to build the system you want from the start, rather than having to remove a lot of applications you don’t want and/or need and then install the ones you want/need.
You can learn more about installing software from here.
Why does Bodhi Linux use Midori Web Browser?
When we polled our users asking what the default web browser should be, we found a nearly equal 3-way tie among the current version of Firefox, an older version of Firefox, and Chromium. So, instead of choosing one of those that would have left approximately 2/3 of our users dissatisfied and needing to install another browser anyway, we went in a totally different direction: Midori!
Midori has the advantages of being very lightweight yet highly functional, which fits in with the Bodhi Linux philosophy (see the first question). Midori also has the ability to install applications directly from the AppCenter, a feature which some other browsers lack.
About the Forum
How do I mark a problem as “Answered”?
As the Original Poster (OP) of a problem in the forum, and if the problem has been solved to your satisfaction, it is helpful for you to mark it ”Answered”.
To do so, navigate to the post in the thread that has the answer that helped you. Click the “Mark Solved” button in the lower right corner of the post. This will select the post as the “Best Answer” and make a copy of it at the top of the thread. Thank you!
How do I delete my thread?
So you figured out the answer to your own question and want to delete your thread?
You can’t, and that’s actually a good thing. What you can do is say how you solved your problem and mark that post as the answer to your thread. (See the above question for how to do that.)
Why? Instead of thinking about how the thread you made is about just helping you, see it as an opportunity to help someone else with the same problem. Chances are, someone will face the same issue. Even if you found a thread just like yours with the answer, your thread may be found more easily. (Even by you, if you get the same problem in the future and forget what to do.)
How do I upload a picture?
Using ephoto (Bodhi’s default picture viewer) is a good place to start.
Open the picture, right-click for the menu, click or hover -> file -> upload – you will be asked if you want to upload the picture publicly to imgur.com. – select Yes.
Once the upload is complete, you will be offered an URL which you can copy and then paste.