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 This documents presents the GUI (Graphical User Interface) of Slint. ​ The GUI allows you to communicate with the system so that you can carry out various tasks and accomplish your computing goals. This documents presents the GUI (Graphical User Interface) of Slint. ​ The GUI allows you to communicate with the system so that you can carry out various tasks and accomplish your computing goals.
-===== The Window Managers ​=====+===== The Graphical Environments ​=====
  
-Slint includes several window managers and desktop environments. ​ For simplicity sake I will refer to the term ''​window manager''​ to describe the graphical environment ​from now on Slint allows you to choose any shipped ''​graphical'' ​environment. ​ It is a matter of preference which one you choose. ​ All of the choices will allow you to access your documents and applications. ​ Your desktop contains applications that open in windows. ​ It also includes the panel at the bottom, which contains a menu, and some application launchers. ​ This ''​graphical'' ​environment is very similar to the desktop provided in Microsoft Windows or MacOS. ​ However, you can use ''​console'' ​mode (white text on a black screen and no desktop) if you are accustomed to it.+Slint includes several window managers and desktops, namely: BlackBox, Fluxbox, Fvwm (shipped as the window manager ​of LXDE), KDE, LXDE and  MATE from version 14.2.1, TWM, XDM and WindowMaker. 
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 +Strictly speaking KDE, LXDE and MATE are desktops, that themselves ship include a window manager among other main components. However in Slint the "​standalone"​ window managers themseleves include a panel with an application menu and a notification area which makes of them light desktops. 
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 +Slint allows you to choose any of these graphical environment. ​ It is a matter of preference which one you choose. ​ All of the choices will allow you to access your documents and applications. ​ Your desktop contains applications that open in windows. ​ It also includes the panel at the bottom, which contains a menu, and application launchers. ​ This graphical environment is very similar to the desktop provided in Microsoft Windows or MacOS. ​ However, you can use console ​or text mode (white text on a black screen and no desktop) if you are accustomed to it.
  
 During installation,​ you were asked to start Slint in graphical or console mode. During installation,​ you were asked to start Slint in graphical or console mode.
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 If you are new to Linux, you probably chose to start in graphical mode. You can switch between modes by running the command ''​startupmode''​ as root in a terminal or from the console. You can also do so from the Slint Control Center. This command will display the dialog that you saw during installation. If you are new to Linux, you probably chose to start in graphical mode. You can switch between modes by running the command ''​startupmode''​ as root in a terminal or from the console. You can also do so from the Slint Control Center. This command will display the dialog that you saw during installation.
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 +Beginning with version 14.2.1, Slint  includes the gdm2 and lightdm graphical login manager. Both that can speak, thus are accessible to visually impaired users.
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 +You can decide anytime to change the login manager, as illustrated below: ​
  
 During installation you were also asked what window manager to set as default: During installation you were also asked what window manager to set as default:
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