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Connecting to the Internet

Connecting to the Internet Bodhi makes connecting to the internet or your local network easy with the use of Network Manager (nm-applet). If you are not connected you will see an icon similar to this in your Shelf    All you have to do is left-click on it. Then choose the type of connection from...

Moksha Settings Panel

Moksha Settings Panel Moksha settings are customized by means of dialog boxes (configuration windows). These can be accessed via the Settings Panel or if you know the name of the configuration dialog box you want to open, the Quick Launcher. The settings fall into two types: General settings, such as themes, fonts, and virtual desktops....

Personal Application Launchers

Personal Application Launchers Application launchers are central to the Moksha window management system. The control, among other things, which menu (if any) lists an application, and how that application is to be run. Application launchers are also called ‘desktop configuration files’, and they have the extension .desktop. You can see these files at /usr/share/applications. Personal...

Key Bindings and Edge Bindings

Bindings (aka shortcuts) Overview Want to quickly disable your laptop’s touchpad? Then set up a key binding (aka keyboard shortcut). Or easily switch between desktops? Use an edge binding (aka mouse shortcut). Key bindings specify the actions that occur when you press a key combination (i.e. they bind the action to that key combination); edge...

Configuring a New Bodhi Installation

Configuring a New Bodhi Installation This article describes the initial tweaks you might make to a newly-installed Bodhi system.  These include setting up your date/time, keyboard (if you live outside the US), selecting a theme that suits your tastes, changing the wallpaper, and managing startup applications. To make further changes, follow the links at the...

Virtual Desktops

Introduction You have on your Bodhi system two virtual desktops, and you can have more if you wish. Tiny preview pictures of these desktops appear in the Pager gadget on your shelf, and clicking one of these will open the corresponding desktop. The desktops all look the same on the default Bodhi installation, as they...

Gadgets, Modules, and Shelves

Gadgets A gadget is a small application that will either: Give information about some aspect of your system, as is the case with the CPU Frequency gadget, or Perform a specific action, such as launching applications in the case of the iBar gadget. Although gadgets can be placed directly on the desktop, the most useful...

System Requirements

Bodhi Linux , System Requirements:    If you already know which ISO you’ll be using then, head on over to the Bodhi Linux Installation Guide NOTE: Is your PC only just meting the Minimal Hardware Specification? Take a look at the Minimal Spec FAQ, you will find answers to questions, comments on software alternatives (when system...

Profiles

Profiles store the customizations you’ve applied to your desktop. These include the shelves you’ve set up, any key or edge bindings, and your choice of GTK theme, along with menu customizations such as disabling icons or turning off ‘Generic’, the fonts or colors you’ve applied, the number of virtual desktops, your choice of wallpaper(s), and...

Adding Software

Bodhi’s minimalism philosophy means that few applications come pre-installed on your system. Which means you are free to populate it with whatever software packages suit you best. This article describes the various ways you can do this. The AppCenter The Bodhi Linux AppCenter features a great selection of excellent software, all of which are verified to...

Changing the System Language

Changing from Default English to Make Bodhi Linux in Your Own Language. At the time of writing, there are no language-packs in the Appcenter, so you will need your terminal.  Fear not, it’s easier then you think! Step 1. Install language packs. This example uses NL (Dutch), but the method works identical for all western...

The Menu System

This article describes the Moksha menu system used by Bodhi Linux. Main Menu The Main Menu, and two of its sub-menus, are available at the click of the mouse – i.e. a click on any empty spot of the desktop: Left-click for the Main Menu (or press the Menu Key, or click the Start Gadget...

Selecting the Correct ISO Image

Overview This article describes the difference between the available Bodhi 6.0 ISO images to help you decide which one is best suited for your needs. Bodhi Linux traditionally offered three different ISO images in each release; Standard, AppPack and Legacy*. Starting with Release 5.1 there is now another ISO image, HWE (Hardware Enablement). Standard HWE...

Changing Moksha Themes

If you are looking for new themes visit the AppCenter. Once a new theme is installed you can change using the quick guide below. For a more in-depth guide to themes, see the wiki tutorial on themes. A comprehensive guide/tutorial to Moksha Desktop Customisation is also available. 1.) Selecting the Moksha Theme  Location: Menu->Settings->Theme Select the...

Changing Icon Themes

If you are looking for new Icons to install visit the AppCenter. Once installed follow the instructions below to switch between installed Icon Themes. To switch between Icon Themes, launch the Application Theme Settings tool. This can be achieved using a number of methods: Quick Launcher: Open the Quick Luanch (WinKey + <space>) and type Application...

Moksha Guide

Moksha Guide This Bodhi Guide to Enlightenment is intended to be your resource for using the Moksha Desktop and getting the most out of it. New Bodhi Linux users may also want to check out our brief introduction, the Getting Started Guide, which is available online and locally on your system, accessible via the Main Menu. (About...

Wiki

Welcome to the Bodhi Linux Wiki Bodhi Linux is the Enlightened Linux Distribution, built on top of Ubuntu LTS () featuring the Moksha Desktop, it’s known for minimalism, resource efficiency, and user choice.  The team behind Bodhi Linux works to make the distribution as lean as possible and believes that the end-user should be able...