[Sugar-devel] Favorites vs List in Home View, finding Terminal activity, was Re: Steps after cloning

D. Joe sugarlabs at etrumeus.com
Sun Mar 3 10:33:36 EST 2019

On Fri, Mar 01, 2019 at 08:40:40PM +1100, James Cameron wrote:
> I agree with Ibiam.  You can see what the Home view looks like by reading through the first few sections of the documentation at https://help.sugarlabs.org/
> Gaurav, when Sugar activities are installed, they are in either /usr/share/sugar/activities for packaged activities, or ~/Activities for user-installed activities.  Up to you which place you put your clone, but ~/Activities would be easier, because you don't have to be root.
> Gaurav, the Ubuntu Terminal program is not an activity of Sugar, it is an application of Gnome.  I only mentioned using Sugar Terminal because I thought you would know how to use it, but if that's not something you're familiar with, best to use the Home view, and the Log activity to see errors.  Make the time later to learn how to use Terminal.

I'll make particular note of the documentation in                                                           
Here, the default Home view is what this page calls Favorites View, in which a selection of activities are  
displayed as icons in a circle or spiral, with text names only revealed on mouseover.                       
The Terminal activity within the Sugar desktop (that is to say, not an Ubuntu terminal application) usually 
is not included in the Favorites View. One can find it, however, in the List View. In List View, the names  
of the activites are shown in a dedicated column. This is less compact, and less useful to learners who do  
not yet read, but I find it helpful :-)                                                                     
>From List View, one can then click the star icon to the left to mark it as a favorite. Returning to the    
Favorites View, then, will show the Terminal activity there and allow it to be launched by clicking on its  



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