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Oracle Solaris 11 User's Guide for the GNOME Desktop     Oracle Solaris 11 Information Library
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1.  Getting Started With the Desktop

2.  Using the Desktop Windows

3.  Using the Desktop Workspaces

4.  Using the Desktop Panels

5.  Using the Desktop Applications

Applications Overview

Working With Files

Opening a File

Filtering the File List

Choosing a Folder

Opening a Location

Opening Remote Locations

Adding and Removing Bookmarks

Showing Hidden Files

Saving a File

Saving a File in Another Location

Replacing an Existing File

Creating a Folder

6.  Using the Main Menubar

7.  Using the File Manager

8.  Using the Desktop Tools and Utilities

9.  Configuring the Desktop

A.  Using the Mouse

B.  Using the Keyboard

Applications Overview

An application is a type of computer program that enables you to perform a particular task. You can use applications to perform one of the following tasks:

To perform each of these tasks, you use a different application.

To start an application, open the Applications menu and choose the application you want to start from the submenus. For more information about starting an application, see About the Applications Menu.

The following table describes the applications that exist in the desktop.

Table 5-1 Desktop Applications

Gedit Text Editor
Reads, creates, or modifies simple text without any formatting.
Enables you to search definitions of a word.
Image Viewer
Displays single image files and image collections.
Character Map
Enables you to choose letters and symbols from the Unicode character set and paste them to any application.
Nautilus File Manager
Displays folders and their contents. You can use this application to copy, move, classify your files. The application also enables you to access CDs, USB flash drives, and other removable media.
Enables access to the system command line.

Further standard desktop applications include games, music and video players, a web browser, software accessibility tools, and utilities to manage the system.