Now that you have Sonar GNu/Linux installed here are some quick tips to navigate your operating system.
First if you would like to look through the Orca settings you will need to press the Insert key and the Spacebar or the Caps Lock key and the Spacebar. This depends on you running desktop keyboard layout or laptop keyboard layout.
Now that you have looked through the Orca preferences lets take a look at the desktop. If you are running Sonar and you want to get to the menu where the applications are you will press Alt+F1. Now that you are in the menu you can arrow up or down and you will see “Accessories”, “Internet”, “Office” and “Sound and Video” along with some other options. Now if you would like to see what is under “Internet” you will then press the Right arrow and then Down or Up to see the options under “Internet”. Likewise for the rest of the menu.
When you see “System Tools” you will be able to Right arrow over and you will see “Administration”. From here you can Right arrow over again to see what is under “Administration”. While you are on “Administration” you can Up and Down arrow and see other options within this part of the menu. Another section of the menu is called “Places”. This part of the menu allows you to get to your Music folder or Video folder. You can also get to your Home folder which has all of your other folders contained in it like Documents, Music, Videos and Downloads. You can get to places by Right arrowing when you are within the “Internet” part of the menu, or “Accessories”. But you can also get to your Home folder from the icon on your desktop labeled “Home”.
If you are running Sonar Gnome-shell and you want to access your applications you can do this a few ways with the Gnome-shell. The first way is to press the Super key or also known as the Windows key and the letter “A”. This will bring up a list of all of the applications you have installed on your system. Or if you press the Super key this will bring up the Gnome-Shell and then type in the name of the program you want to launch and it will bring the program up that you want to start. While you have the Gnome-Shell open you can do other things from here also such as searching for files or even folders. You can start to type a file name in or folder name and the Shell will bring these up. If you don’t know the name of the program you can type in something like “music” and it will bring up the music player or anything to do with music that is installed. So you don’t need to know the name of the program you want to launch.
There is also a top panel in Sonar and the way to get to that panel is by pressing alt, Control+Tab. This will bring you to the panel and from here you can shutdown your system or connect to a wireless network. There are some other things you can do from here also.