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12 Tips for KDE Users

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Whenever you're dealing with a piece of software as large as a desktop, some features are going to be hard to find. To help new users get up and running, here are twelve tips for getting more out of KDE.

1) The Add Printer Wizard

Among the many configuration settings in the KDE Control Center, you'll find the Add Printer Wizard at Peripherals > Printers > Add. Designed for use with the Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS), which nearly all modern versions of GNU/Linux use for printing, this wizard is the best printer installation tool I've seen on any operating system. Starting with the selection of the printer's location -- whether it is on a network or attached to your workstation via a parallel, serial, or USB connection -- the wizard steps you through selecting your printer's manufacturer, model, and driver. You then have the option to test the results, set limits to the resources users can devote to printing, or restrict some users from printing altogether. Once you are finished, the printer is available to any other program on the desktop.

2) Locales and Keyboards

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