You can change the way the GNOME desktop looks and behaves to suit your own personal tastes and needs. Some of the settings you might want to change include:
Desktop background (see Section 2.2.1, Changing the Desktop Background)
Screen saver (see Section 2.2.5, Configuring the Screen Saver)
Password (see Section 2.3.3, Changing Your Password)
Sounds (see Section 2.4.9, Setting Sound Preferences)
These settings and others can be changed in the Control Center. To access the Control Center, click. The Control Center is divided into the following four categories:
Figure 2-1 GNOME Control Center
Some settings require that you use the YaST Control Center. These administrator settings includes most of the hardware, the graphical user interface, Internet access, security settings, user administration, software installation, and system updates and information. You need the root password to access the YaST Control Center.
For information on configuring administrator settings, see Using YaST to Configure the SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop in the Deployment Guide.