There are many similarities between Ubuntu and other operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows, Apple. This is because they are all based on the concept of a Graphical User Interface (GUI).
The following are the names of the icons in the Ubuntu OS.
• Search your Computer
• Firefox Webbrowser
• LibreOffice Writer
• LibreOffice Impress
• Ubuntu Software
• System Settings
Figure 5.40 explains the icons in the Ubuntu operating system and their equivalent ones in the Windows operating system.
Menu bar The menu bar is located at the top of the screen. The menu bar incorporates common functions used in Ubuntu. The frequently used icons in the menu bar are found on the right. The most common indicators in the Menu bar are located in the indicator or notification area (Figure 5.39)
Network indicator - This manages network connections, allowing you to connect to a wired or wireless network.
Text entry settings - This shows the current keyboard layout (such as En, Fr,Ku, and so on) . If more than one keyboard layout is shown, it allows you to select a keyboard layout out of those choices. The keyboard indicator menu contains the following menu items: Character Map, Keyboard Layout Chart, and Text Entry Settings.
Messaging indicator- This incorporates your social applications. From here, you can access instant messenger and email clients.
Sound indicator - This provides an easy way to adjust the volume as well as access your music player.
Clock - This displays the current time and provides a link to your calendar and time and date settings.
Session indicator - This is a link to the system settings, Ubuntu Help, and session options (like locking your computer, user/guest session, logging out of a session, restarting the computer, or shutting down completely).
Title bar - The title bar shows the name of the currently selected directory. It also contains the Close, Minimize, and Maximize buttons.
Toolbar - The toolbar displays your directory browsing history (using two arrow buttons), your location in the file system, a search button, and options for your current directory view.