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Oracle Solaris 11 User's Guide for the GNOME Desktop describes how to configure, customize, and use the features of the Oracle Solaris Desktop. Most of the information in this guide is generic to all releases of the desktop. Where the information is not generic, the platform is indicated.
This release of the desktop supports systems running the Oracle Solaris 11 operating system on SPARC and x86 platforms.
This guide is for users, system administrators, and anyone who is interested in using the Oracle Solaris Desktop.
This guide is structured in this manner:
Chapter 1, Getting Started With the Desktop introduces you to some of the basic components of the desktop. These components include windows, workspaces, and applications. This chapter also provides information needed to log in to and shut down the desktop, and to start, manage, and end a desktop session.
Chapter 2, Using the Desktop Windows describes the desktop windows, the different types of windows available, and how to work with windows.
Chapter 3, Using the Desktop Workspaces describes workspaces, and how to manage the workspaces available in the desktop.
Chapter 4, Using the Desktop Panels describes how to add, customize, and use the panels at the top and bottom of the Oracle Solaris Desktop.
Chapter 5, Using the Desktop Applications describes how to use the desktop applications.
Chapter 6, Using the Main Menubar describes how to use the desktop panel menubar.
Chapter 7, Using the File Manager describes how to use the file manager.
Chapter 8, Using the Desktop Tools and Utilities describes some of the tools and utilities in the desktop.
Chapter 9, Configuring the Desktop describes how to use the preference tools to customize the desktop.
Appendix A, Using the Mouse describes the mouse actions and the different mouse pointers.
Appendix B, Using the Keyboard describes how to use the keyboard and the shortcut keys that you can use throughout the desktop and applications.
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You might need to refer to the following documentation when you are using the Oracle Solaris 11 OS.
Table P-1 Where to Find More Information
The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.
Table P-2 Typographic Conventions
The following table shows the default UNIX system prompt and superuser prompt for shells that are included in the Oracle Solaris OS. Note that the default system prompt that is displayed in command examples varies, depending on the Oracle Solaris release.
Table P-3 Shell Prompts