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Inside System Settings , we cover

Common Appearance and Behavior

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∑ In this tutorial , we cover ( shown in the image below ) - ACCOUNT
In this tutorial
, we cover ( shown in the image below ) -
ACCOUNT DETAILS
Contain 4 items
1.
Password & User Account
2.
Paths
3.
Social Desktop
4.
Web Shortcuts
∑ When you click on Account details icon , it look like this ( as shown
When you click on Account details icon , it look like this ( as shown in the below image ) -
PASSWORD AND USER ACCOUNT ∑ ∑ Click on the image area to add the image .
PASSWORD AND USER ACCOUNT
Click on the image area to add the image .
See the image below for details -
∑ ∑ ∑ Now select the one new face from these faces as shown in the
Now select the one new face from these faces as shown in the below image -
Even you can use your custom image , for this option click on the custom image button .
See the image for more details -
∑ ∑ ∑ ∑ ∑ Your image is changed now - Now Add the name ,
Your image is changed now -
Now Add the name , Organization , Email address etc .
To enter password , click on the change password button .
When you done with all the settings , click on the Apply button .
See the image below for more details -
∑ ∑ Click here to change password . See the below image for more details -
Click here to change password .
See the below image for more details -
∑ ∑ When you click OK button , it show you a message as shown in
When you click OK button , it show you a message as shown in the image below -
See the image below for more details -
PATH ∑ ∑ ∑ This options shows you the path of the different directories . From
PATH
This options shows you the path of the different directories .
From here you can change the locations .
See the below image for more details -
SOCIAL DESKTOP ∑ ∑ In Social Desktop : you can manage social desktop providers . Social
SOCIAL DESKTOP
In Social Desktop : you can manage social desktop providers .
Social Desktop providers are used for "Get Hot New Stuffs ", "Community" and Social
Stuffs".
∑ ∑ ∑ To Register,click on the Register tab - Now fill the register page and
To Register,click on the Register tab -
Now fill the register page and click on Register button .
See the below image for details -
∑ ∑ Registration complete now. Go to your email and activate it . WEB SHORTCUTS ∑
Registration complete now.
Go to your email and activate it .
WEB SHORTCUTS
Here you can set the web shortcuts to enhanced browsing .
See the image below for more details -
2. APPLICATION APPEARANCE Application Appearance 5 items - ∑ 1. Style 2. Colors 3. Fonts 4.
2. APPLICATION APPEARANCE
Application Appearance 5 items -
1.
Style
2.
Colors
3.
Fonts
4.
Icon
5.
Emoticons
1) Style ∑ Style allow the manipulation if widget behaviour abd changing the Style for KDE.
1) Style
Style allow the manipulation if widget behaviour abd changing the Style for KDE.
Different Types of Widget Styles are - ∑ See below for the different Widget Styles -
Different Types of Widget Styles are -
See below for the different Widget Styles -

CDE STYLE

CDE STYLE Cleanlooks GTK + Style

Cleanlooks

CDE STYLE Cleanlooks GTK + Style

GTK + Style

Motif MS Windows 9x

Motif

Motif MS Windows 9x

MS Windows 9x

 
Oxygen Style FINE TUNING ∑ Tune your Graphical effects from here . ∑ See the image

Oxygen Style

FINE TUNING

Tune your Graphical effects from here .

See the image below for details -

   
2) . COLORS ∑ ∑ ∑ ∑ From here you can select different types of color
2) . COLORS
From here you can select different types of color schemes .
you can also get new themes from the internet .
There are other tabs like - options,colors,intactive and Disabled.
See the image for more details -
 

3) Icons

From here you can customize your KDE Icons .

Select the icon theme you want to use .

If you want new themes from the internet , then click on the Get new Themes button.

You can also install the theme file locally by click on the Install Theme file button.

See the below image for more details -

   
∑ ∑ When you click on the Get New Themes , a new windows pop-up with
When you click on the Get New Themes , a new windows pop-up with hot new stuff.
See the image below -
4) Fonts ∑ ∑ Font settings From here you can make changes in the fonts style.
4) Fonts
Font settings
From here you can make changes in the fonts style.
EMOTICANS ∑ ∑ ∑ ∑ Emoticans Theme Manager From here you can install new emoticans .
EMOTICANS
Emoticans Theme Manager
From here you can install new emoticans .
You can add , edit and remove emoticans from here .
See the image below for more details -
Application and System Notifications Contain 3 items ∑ ∑ ∑ Manage Notifications System Bell Launch Feedback
Application and System Notifications
Contain 3 items
Manage Notifications
System Bell
Launch Feedback
Manage Notifications ∑ System Notification Configuration.
Manage Notifications
System Notification Configuration.
System Bell ∑ ∑ ∑ ∑ You can add system bell instead of notification . In
System Bell
You can add system bell instead of notification .
In bell settings , you can set the Volume , pitch and Duration.
After set all the fields , click on the Apply button .
See the image below for more details -
Launch Feedback ∑ ∑ ∑ ∑ From here you can set the application launch feedback style.
Launch Feedback
From here you can set the application launch feedback style.
Here you can select the cursor types
You can set the startup indication timeout.
See the below image for more details -
File Association ∑ See the image below for more details -
File Association
See the image below for more details -
Locale It contain two items- 1. Country/Region & Language 2. Spell Checker
Locale
It contain two items-
1.
Country/Region & Language
2.
Spell Checker
Country/Region & Language ∑ See the below image for more details -
Country/Region & Language
See the below image for more details -
Spell Checker ∑ ∑ This option is used for spell checking . See the image below
Spell Checker
This option is used for spell checking .
See the image below for more details -
PERSONAL INFORMATION CONTAIN 1 ITEMS - 1. KDE Resources KDE Resources
PERSONAL INFORMATION
CONTAIN 1 ITEMS -
1.
KDE Resources
KDE Resources
SHORTCUT & GESTURES CONTAIN 3 ITEMS - 1. Custom shortcuts 2. Standard keyboard Shortcuts 3. Global
SHORTCUT & GESTURES
CONTAIN 3 ITEMS -
1.
Custom shortcuts
2.
Standard keyboard Shortcuts
3.
Global Keyboard Shortcuts
Custom Shortcuts -
Standard Keyboard Shortcuts ∑ See the image below for more details -
Standard Keyboard Shortcuts
See the image below for more details -
Global Keyboard Shortcuts ∑ See the below image for more details -
Global Keyboard Shortcuts
See the below image for more details -
∑ ∑ This is how we can tweak system settings on Backtrack 5 . This is
This is how we can tweak system settings on Backtrack 5 .
This is the Part -1 , more to come with lots of other tweak information on Backtrack 5
Here is the Part -2 link given below -
http://www.hackingdna.com/2012/05/tweak-your-system-settings-on-backtrack_29.html
Always follow www.hackingdna.com for more Backtrack 5 Articles .

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Desktop Effects

∑ From here you can configure desktop effects . ∑ ∑ ∑ Configure Desktop Effects From
From here you can configure desktop effects .
Configure Desktop Effects
From here you can Enable or Disable Desktop Effects .
From here you can
All Effects ∑ From here you can select difference type of Appearences . ∑ See th

All Effects

From here you can select difference type of Appearences .

See th below image for more details -

Advanced ∑ See the image below for more details -

Advanced

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WORKSPACE APPEARANCE CONTAIN 3 ITEMS 1. Windows Decorations 2. Desktop Themes 3. Splash Screen

WORKSPACE APPEARANCE

CONTAIN 3 ITEMS

  • 1. Windows Decorations

  • 2. Desktop Themes

  • 3. Splash Screen

Windows Decorations ∑ From here you can choose the windows border decorations, as well as titlebar

Windows Decorations

From here you can choose the windows border decorations, as well as titlebar

buttons position and custom decoration options . To know more about Windows Decorations see the below image -

∑ Different types of themes you can choose are shown below - 1. B II preview

Different types of themes you can choose are shown below -

  • 1. B II preview

  • 2. KDE 2

  • 3. Keramik preview

  • 4. Laptop

  • 5. Modern System

  • 6. Oxygen

  • 7. Quartz

  • 8. Radmond

  • 9. Tabstrip Web

10.

DESKTOP THEME ∑ Here you can customize your Desktop Theme . ∑ Here you can change
DESKTOP THEME ∑ Here you can customize your Desktop Theme . ∑ Here you can change

DESKTOP THEME

Here you can customize your Desktop Theme .

Here you can change your visual appearence of the desktop.

Also you can Get new themes from the internet .

For new themes click on the Get New Themes Button .

See the below image for more detals -

Details Tab ∑ ∑ Here in Details tab you can change the Color Scheme , Panel
Details Tab
Here in Details tab you can change the Color Scheme , Panel Background of
your theme .
See the below image for more details -
Splash Screens ∑ Here you can choose your favourite Splash Screens. ∑ You can download New

Splash Screens

Here you can choose your favourite Splash Screens.

You can download New Themes from the Internet .

You can Intsall theme file locally .

You can remove the theme .

You can also Test the theme before Applying it .

See the below image for more details -

Accessibility 1. CONTAIN 1 ITEM Accessibility

Accessibility

1.

CONTAIN 1 ITEM Accessibility

Accessibility ∑ In accessibility , you can use Audio bells, Visible bells . ∑ You can

Accessibility

In accessibility , you can use Audio bells, Visible bells .

You can also use your own custom bells .

See the image for more details -

Modifier Keys ∑ Modifier Keys contains two keys - 1. Sticky Keys 2. Locking Keys ∑

Modifier Keys

Modifier Keys contains two keys -

1.

Sticky Keys

2.

Locking Keys

See the details for more details -

After setting don't forget to click on the Apply button .

Keyboard Filters ∑ Keyboard Filters contain two types of keys settings - 1. Slow Keys 2.

Keyboard Filters

Keyboard Filters contain two types of keys settings -

1.

Slow Keys

2.

Bounce Keys

See the image below for more details -

Activation Gestures ∑ See the below image for more details

Activation Gestures

See the below image for more details

DEFAULT APPLICATIONS ∑ Here you can choose default components for various services. ∑ The services default

DEFAULT APPLICATIONS

Here you can choose default components for various services.

The services default applications provide are -

  • 1. Email Client

  • 2. Embedded Text Editor

  • 3. File Manager

  • 4. Instant Messenger

  • 5. Terminal Emulator

  • 6. Web Browser

  • 7. Windows Manager

DEFAULT APPLICATIONS Email Client ∑ Choose the default componentes for various services. ∑ Email Client Service

DEFAULT APPLICATIONS

Email Client

Choose the default componentes for various services.

Email Client Service allows you to configure your default email client

Embedded Text Editor ∑ Here you can set the default Embedded Text Editor Service. ∑ See

Embedded Text Editor

Here you can set the default Embedded Text Editor Service.

See the below image for more details -

File Manager ∑ Here you can set your default file manager . ∑ Here you can

File Manager

Here you can set your default file manager .

Here you can set Dolphin as a file manager or konqueror web browser as a

file manager . See the below image for more details -

Instant Messenger ∑ From here you can set the Instant Messenger Service as a Default, if

Instant Messenger

From here you can set the Instant Messenger Service as a Default, if it is in the list of default component .

Terminal Emulator ∑ Here you can configure your default terminal emulator . ∑ Here you can
 

Terminal Emulator

 
 

Here you can configure your default terminal emulator .

Here you can set konsole as a default terminal or you can also set different terminal program

like xterm . See the below image for more ddetails -

Web Browser ∑ ∑ Here you can configure your default web browser . See the below
 

Web Browser

 

Here you can configure your default web browser . See the below image for more details -

Web Browser ∑ ∑ Here you can configure your default web browser . See the below
Window Manager ∑ ∑ Here you can set the default KDE Windows Manager as a default
 

Window Manager

 

Here you can set the default KDE Windows Manager as a default or you can also use different windows manager . See the image below for more details -

Window Manager ∑ ∑ Here you can set the default KDE Windows Manager as a default
Desktop Search On Backtrack 5 , Nepomuk is the KDE Desktop Search tool is enabled by

Desktop Search

On Backtrack 5 ,

Nepomuk is the KDE Desktop Search tool is enabled by default.

Basic Setting ∑ From here you can enable the Nepomuk Semantic Desktop and Stringi Desktop File
 

Basic Setting

 
 

From here you can enable the Nepomuk Semantic Desktop and Stringi Desktop File

Indexer . If your system gets slow while searching files , one reason behind this is Nepomuk because

it uses the maximum amount of Ram . So its better to configure the Memory usage according to your system performance . This tweaking will help you to improve the performace .

See the below image of Basic Settings -

File Indexing ∑ Below it shows the Stringi Index folders and Strngi Index Exclude Filters that
File Indexing
File Indexing

Below it shows the Stringi Index folders and Strngi Index Exclude Filters that helps for fast desktop searches.

Advanced Settings ∑ From here you can give the amount of memory to Neomuk system for

Advanced Settings

From here you can give the amount of memory to Neomuk system for better performance .

Below there is a slider through which you can give the amount of memory .

See the below image for more details -

Virtual Desktops It contains 5 items 1. Task Switcher 2. Virtual Desktops 3. Screen Edges 4.
Virtual Desktops It contains 5 items 1. Task Switcher 2. Virtual Desktops 3. Screen Edges 4.

Virtual Desktops

It contains 5 items

 
  • 1. Task Switcher

  • 2. Virtual Desktops

  • 3. Screen Edges

  • 4. Window Behavior

  • 5. Window Rules

Task Switcher ∑ Here you can configure the navigation through windows. ∑ See the below image
 

Task Switcher

 

Here you can configure the navigation through windows.

See the below image for more details -

Task Switcher ∑ Here you can configure the navigation through windows. ∑ See the below image
Virtual Desktops It contains two tabs -
Virtual Desktops
It contains two tabs -
 
  • 1. Desktop

  • 2. Switching

 

Desktop

Here you can configure the virtual desktops .

Here you can set how many virtual desktops you want in your KDE desktop .

Also you can give the name to the virtual desktops.

See the below image for more details -

Switching ∑ Here you can enable the desktop animations. ∑ See the below image for more
Switching
Switching

Here you can enable the desktop animations.

See the below image for more details -

Screen Edges ∑ Here you can configure your active screen edges . ∑ See the image

Screen Edges

Here you can configure your active screen edges .

See the image below for more details -

Window Behavior ∑ Windows behavior contains 5 tabs - 1. Focus 2. Titlebar Actions

Window Behavior

∑ Windows behavior contains 5 tabs - 1. Focus 2. Titlebar Actions
Windows behavior contains 5 tabs -
1.
Focus
2.
Titlebar Actions
  • 3. Window Actions

  • 4. Moving

  • 5. Advanced

 

Focus

See the below image for more details -

3. Window Actions 4. Moving 5. Advanced Focus ∑ See the below image for more details

Titlebar Actions

Window Actions ∑ From here you can customize your Inactive inner window and Inner window, Title

Window Actions

From here you can customize your Inactive inner window and Inner window, Title bar and

 

Frame .

See the below image for more details -

Moving
Moving

See the image for more details -

Windows Rules ∑ Here you can customize window settings for some windows . ∑ See the

Windows Rules

Here you can customize window settings for some windows .

See the image for more details -

Workspace
Workspace
Workspace
This is how we can configure the System Settings On Backtrack 5

This is how we can configure the System Settings On Backtrack 5