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Switching Environments

In addition to changing your graphical environment at the login screen, you can switch to another environment when you're already logged in.

You can change environments by using the Switchdesk utility (see Figure 2-11). Whether you're using GNOME or KDE you can select your new environment in Switchdesk and log out. When you restart your session, you'll find your new environment.

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Additional Environments

 

If you performed a workstation install, the Switchdesk utility will show options for GNOME, KDE, and another environment called TWM. Custom installations may display even more options.

Figure 2-11. The Switchdesk Utility

There are several ways to start Switchdesk:

Your changes won't be reflected immediately. Instead, you'll have to log out of your current X session. The next time you start X, you'll work in your new environment.

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