Commit dfede078 authored by Matthias Clasen's avatar Matthias Clasen

Add a man page

The main purpose of this man page is to document which options
can be given to individual panels.
parent 45bd6010
SUBDIRS = po shell panels
DIST_SUBDIRS = po shell panels
SUBDIRS = po shell panels man
DIST_SUBDIRS = po shell panels man
$(srcdir)/INSTALL \
......@@ -35,6 +35,8 @@ x_libs="$X_PRE_LIBS $X_LIBS -lX11 $X_EXTRA_LIBS"
AC_PATH_PROG([XSLTPROC], [xsltproc])
dnl Region panel
......@@ -479,6 +481,7 @@ panels/wacom/
AC_MSG_NOTICE([gnome-control-center was configured with the following options:])
--nonet \
--stringparam man.output.quietly 1 \
--stringparam ansi \
--stringparam 1 \
--stringparam man.authors.section.enabled 0 \
--stringparam man.copyright.section.enabled 0
man_MANS = \
xml_files = $(man_MANS:.1=.xml)
EXTRA_DIST = $(xml_files)
<?xml version='1.0'?>
<!DOCTYPE refentry PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.2//EN"
<refentry id="gnome-control-center">
<refmiscinfo class="manual">User Commands</refmiscinfo>
<refpurpose>Configure GNOME settings</refpurpose>
<command>gnome-control-center <arg choice="opt" rep="repeat">OPTION</arg> <arg choice="opt">PANEL</arg> <arg choice="opt" rep="repeat">ARG</arg></command>
<para><command>gnome-control-center</command> is a graphical
user interface to configure various aspects of GNOME.</para>
<para>When run without arguments, the shell displays the
<firstterm>overview</firstterm>, which shows all available
configuration panels. The overview allows to open individual
panels by clicking on them. It also has a search entry
to find panels by searching keywords.</para>
<para>It is also possible to specify a panel name
as commandline argument to go directly to that panel.
Individual panels may accept further arguments to specify
which tab to open (for multi-tabbed panels) or which
item to display (for panels with lists).</para>
<para>Note that <command>gnome-control-center</command>
is not meant to expose each and every setting that is
available. The settings that can be found here represent
what is considered useful and commonly needed options.
For more exotic or uncommon options, you can look at
<command>gnome-tweak-tool</command> or the
<command>gsettings</command> commandline utility.</para>
<para>The following panel names can be specified:</para>
<listitem><para>The background panel lets you
set your desktop background.</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>The bluetooth panel lets you
configure your computer's Bluetooth adapter,
and pair the computer with Bluetooth keyboards,
phones, etc.</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>The color panel can calibrate
monitors, web cams and printers for accurate
color reproduction.</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>The datetime panel lets you
set the timezone and time format.</para>
<para>Some operations in this panel
affect all user accounts on the computer
and require privieges.</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>The display panel configures
the resolution and arrangement of monitors
and laptop panels. Note that monitors can be
rearranged by drag-and-drop, and you can change
which monitor is your main display by dragging
the black bar.</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>The info panel shows a general
overview of the system configuration. It also
lets you change the default applications for
various tasks and the handling of removable
<listitem><para>The keyboard panel can
change how the keyboard reacts to key
presses and lets you change keyboard
shortcuts or create custom shortcuts.</para>
<para>You can open this panel on a
specific tab by passing <option>typing</option>
or <option>shortcuts</option> as extra
<listitem><para>The mouse panel can change
how mice and touchpads react to user
<listitem><para>The network panel provides
a view of available network devices (wired,
wireless or mobile) and their current
configuration. It also provides a way to
create new VPN connections and configure
proxy settings.</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>The online-accounts panel
shows your configured online accounts and
lets you add or remove accounts.</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>The power panel shows
the fill level of batteries and can
configure what happens when the computer
is idle or runs out of battery.</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>The printers panel shows
all known printers and their status. It is
possible to inspect queued print jobs and
add new printers.</para>
<para>Some operations in this panel require
<listitem><para>The region panel
contains regional settings such as
the display language, formatting for
times, dates, numbers, and input sources.</para>
<para>You can open this panel on a
specific tab by passing
<option>layouts</option> or
<option>system</option> as extra
<listitem><para>The screen panel contains
settings that control the screen brightness
and screen lock behavior.</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>The sound panel shows
all known sound devices and their configuration,
including volume and balance settings.</para>
<para>You can open this panel on a
specific tab by passing
<option>effects</option> or
<option>applications</option> as extra
<listitem><para>The universal-access panel
contains settings for accessible technologies
such as the screen reader, magnifier, screen
keyboard and AccessX options.</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>The user-accounts panel
shows all user accounts that exist on the
computer and allows to change them in some
ways, such as changing the user name, password
or permissions. It also allows to create
or remove accounts.</para>
<para>Some operations in this panel require
<listitem><para>the wacom panel shows
connected Wacom graphics tablets and lets
you calibrate and configure such devices.</para></listitem>
<term><option>-?</option>, <option>--help</option></term>
<listitem><para>Prints a short help
text and exits.</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>Prints the program version
and exits.</para></listitem>
<term><option>-v</option>, <option>--verbose</option></term>
<listitem><para>Enables verbose mode.</para></listitem>
<term><option>-o</option>, <option>--overview</option></term>
<listitem><para>Opens the overview.</para></listitem>
<title>Exit status</title>
<para>On success 0 is returned, a non-zero failure
code otherwise.</para>
<title>See Also</title>
Markdown is supported
0% or
You are about to add 0 people to the discussion. Proceed with caution.
Finish editing this message first!
Please register or to comment