Documentation

This site contains the information to use the Regolith desktop environment. The content is structured in an order intended for new users, but feel free to skip around as you see fit. Feedback is always welcome and we appreciate any tips on how the documentation can be more complete, easy to read, and effective.

Terms

Before diving in it’s good to define some terms to avoid confusion.

TermDescription
KeybindingA mapping between a set of key presses to a specific action performed by the desktop environment or application.
Desktop EnvironmentA collection of software programs that used as a whole allow a user to interact with a computer using a keyboard, mouse, and monitor.
BarA passive UI component typically placed at the top or bottom of the screen used to provide system information to the user.
LauncherAn active UI component a user will invoke to perform an action, such as navigate to a window or launch a program.
WorkspaceA collection of windows all present together on the same computer monitor.
WindowA program presents a graphical interface to users via windows. Some programs are text based and do not create windows of their own.
Window ManagerA program that organizes windows on behalf of the user.
TileAnother word for a window used by tiling window managers.
Floating WindowA window that does not share bounds with other windows in a workspace can be placed on top of them. This is the default layout for traditional window managers.

Table of Contents


Overview

What is Regolith?

Getting Started

Summary of installation methods for Regolith.

The Interface

Details about the Regolith interface

Customize

Customize Regolith to suit your needs

Howtos

Some examples of how you can customize Regolith Linux

Reference

Reference material

Developer

Providing extensions and customizations to Regolith

Policy and Process

Rules and the ways we like to do things