Both GNOME and KDE offer quick launch buttons on their panels to
open a terminal window, also referred to as a shell
prompt. While this manual focuses on performing task using
the graphical interface and graphical tools, it is sometime useful and
faster to perform tasks from a shell prompt. Refer to Chapter 11 for more details.
On the GNOME panel, the button that launches a shell prompt looks
You can also open a shell prompt in GNOME by selecting
Similar to GNOME, the KDE panel prominently features a quick launch
button for a shell prompt. The launcher looks like
You can also open a shell prompt in KDE by selecting => =>
To exit a terminal window, click the X button
on the upper right corner of the window, type
exit at the prompt, or type
[Ctrl]-[D] at the prompt.