Common Desktop Environment: Style Guide and Certification Checklist

Application Manager

This window is similar to File Manager, but its focus is on holding applications rather than documents. All network-accessible applications in the desktop are placed here in containers, called application groups, rather than folders.

Application Manager is like a "network store." This is the place users go to find the latest applications available on their system.

Figure 4-3 Examples of application group icons from Application Manager


Application group icons, as illustrated in Figure 4-3, are like folders in that they represent a collection of objects, in this case related objects. If your application requires support files or comes with sample files, for example, you can design your own application group icon that represents where a user can get the related files for your application.