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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

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


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.

Supported Systems

This release of the desktop supports systems running the Oracle Solaris 11 operating system on SPARC and x86 platforms.

Who Should Read This Guide

This guide is for users, system administrators, and anyone who is interested in using the Oracle Solaris Desktop.

How This Book Is Organized

This guide is structured in this manner:

Access to Oracle Support

Oracle customers have access to electronic support through My Oracle Support. For information, visit or visit if you are hearing impaired.

Related Documentation

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

More Information
Using accessibility features in the default desktop that is included with Oracle Solaris
How to enable the desktop for multiuser environments
Automatically configuring and managing wired and wireless networks
All Oracle Solaris 11 documentation

Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.

Table P-2 Typographic Conventions

The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output
Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.

What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output
machine_name% su


Placeholder: replace with a real name or value
The command to remove a file is rm filename.
Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized
Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Do not save the file.

Note: Some emphasized items appear bold online.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

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

Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell
Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell for superuser
C shell
C shell for superuser