When first booting your computer; you'll see the words "Computers4Christians Lubuntu ReSpin" with the C4C logo.

Christian Operating

After a few moments, the mouse pointer, the desktop background and finally the bottom panel (LXPanel) will appear; indicating the Desktop has fully loaded.


The bottom panel (LXPanel) can be configured in a variety of ways; including it's location on the desktop. See Configuring LXPanel in PCLinuxOS Magazine by Andrew Strick (stricktoo).

Main Menu PCManFM Iconify Workspaces
LXDE Panel Left
 Volume Network Clock Power
LXDE panel

Main Menu
The Menu allows for easy navigation to most every application and option available in the operating system.

The top rungs of the C4C Lubuntu ReSpin Menu feature Accessories (Archive Manager, Catfish File Search, Character Map, Diodon, Disks, File Manager PCManFM, Galculator, Image Viewer, Leafpad, Screenshot and XPad), Christian (12 Apostles, Audio Bible [WEB], Believe PDFs, Bible Knowledge Games, Bible Verse Maze Quest, C4C Manual PDF, Christian Music, Christian Videos, Disciple PDFs, Flash Bible Games, Fun Bible Stuff, John 1-2-3 Teachings, "Pilgrim's Progress" PDFs and YouTube Films & Channels), Education (Bible Desktop, LibreOffice Math, Wide Margin and Xiphos Bible Guide), Graphics (Document Viewer, GIMP Image Editor, gThumb, Inkscape, LibreOfficeDraw, mtPaint graphic editor, Scribus, SimpleScan and xpdf), Internet (FileZilla, Firefox Web Browser, Pidgin Internet Messenger, Thunderbird and Transmission), Office (GnuCash, LibreOffice, LibreOffice Base, LibreOffice Calc, LibreOffice Impress, LibreOffice Math and LibreOffice Writer), Programming (Geany) and Sound & Video (guvcview, Mouse Mover, Pulse Audio Volume Control, VLC media player and Xfburn).

The middle rungs of the menu feature the System Tools (GDebi Package Installer, LXTerminal, Lubuntu Software Center, Network, Printers, Software Updater, Startup Disk Creator, Synaptic Package Manager, Systemback, System Profiler and Benchmark, Task Manager, Time and Date and Users and Groups); and Preferences (Additional Drivers, Bluetooth Manager, Customize Look and Feel, Default applications for LXSession, Desktop Preferences, Disks, Firewall Configuration, IBus Preferences, Keyboard and Mouse, Light Locker Settings, Monitor Settings, Network Connections, Openbox Configuration Manager, OpenJDK Java 8 Policy Tool, Power Manager, Screensaver and Software & Updates).

Run and Logout options are in the bottom rung.

The File Manager (PCManFM) allows you to easily manage all files; those stored in your Home folder as well as elsewhere. Several different views are available; Icon, Compact, Thumbnail and Detailed List. "Show Hidden" or [Ctrl]+[H] allows you to see the files and folders normally hidden from view (usually beginning with a "." dot). And view the side pane as Places or Directory Tree. Right-clicking anything will open a lengthy drop-down menu with lots of options. Open PCManFM "As Root" from LXTerminal by typing: gksu pcmanfm

To "iconify" all windows means to instantly minimize all open windows and drop them in the bottom panel as thumbnails. All running application windows will appear as thumbnails in the middle of the bottom panel anyway. Or, middle-click this icon to "shade" the windows; leaving only the top bar visible. This is also called Roll-up. Click once on the top bar of any shaded or rolled-up window to Roll-down or un-shade it.

Desktop 1 &
Utilize a second Desktop to separate whatever applications and / or processes you like. The open windows will be different depending on what you have running in each workspace. Flip back and forth between each workspace by clicking the left or right side of this icon.

The Volume icon is a simple display allowing you to raise, lower, mute, or un-mute the main volume. The Pulse Audio Volume Control is available from Menu --> Sound & Video.

The display of the Network icon shows you at a glance if you are connected or not. Clicking it allows you to change or edit the different connections available.

Clock (Date &
This "icon" displays the current date and time in whatever form you desire. It is highly editable. Right-clicking allows you to make changes to how the date and time are displayed. Single, or left-clicking displays a calendar with the current date highlighted.

Always choose Shutdown from this menu (instead of using the physical power button on your CPU) to turn the computer off. This helps to avoid problems with file system corruption. The "Power" or Shutdown menu allows you to Shutdown, Reboot, Suspend, Switch User and Logout (or Cancel).


EYE CANDY: 10 Things to Do After Installing Lubuntu 16.04 [Easy Linux Tips], alternative sessions [Ubuntu Community Help Wiki], Change LightDM Background [Ubuntu Community Help Wiki], Compton [lubuntu.me], Customize Panels/Desktop [Fun with Ubuntu], Glx-Dock / Cairo-Dock [Glx-Dock / Cairo-Dock], Skippy-XD [lubuntu.me] and Theming [Ubuntu Community Help Wiki].

KEYBOARD: Keyboards, Keybindings & Touchpad [Linux LXDE Guide], Keyboard shortcut, mapping and multiple layouts [Ubuntu Community Help Wiki] and Modify Mouse, Keyboard Bindings [LXDE].

MISC: Anti-virus [Ubuntu Community Help Wiki], Bluetooth [Fun with Ubuntu], How To Compress And Extract Files In Linux | Tar, Gzip, Gunzip Commands and How To Schedule Jobs in Linux | Cron and Crontab Commands [FOSSBytes], HTG Explains: Why You Don't Need an Antivirus on Linux (Usually) [How To Geek], Linuxvirus [Ubuntu Community Help Wiki] LubuntuHowTo.BlogSpot [Lubuntu How To], LXTerminal [Ubuntu Community Help Wiki], Skype [LinuxBabe] and Wallpaper Geometry for Dual Monitors [Linux LXDE Guide].

C4C Lubuntu ReSpin User Guide

User Guide
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