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To interact with a panel, click a vacant space on the panel rather than on any of the objects it holds. If the hide buttons are visible on the panel, you can also middle-click or right-click one of them to select the panel.
For more information about how to set a panel's properties, see Setting Panel Properties.
To move a panel to another side of the screen, press and hold ALT and drag the panel to its new location. Click any vacant space on the panel to begin the drag.
A panel that is not set to expand to the full width of the screen can be dragged away from the edge of the screen and placed anywhere.
You can hide or show a panel if it has hide buttons. If the hide buttons are not visible on a panel, modify the panel properties so that the hide buttons are visible.
Hide buttons are at the either end of a panel. The hide buttons contain an optional arrow icon. The below figure shows the hide buttons.
Figure 4-1 Hide Buttons on a Panel
To hide a panel, click one of the hide buttons. The panel shrinks in the direction of the arrow on the hide button. The hide button at the other end of the panel remains visible.
To show a hidden panel again, click the visible hide button. The panel expands in the direction of the arrow on the hide button.
You can set a panel to autohide so that the panel hides automatically when the mouse is not pointing to the panel. The panel reappears when you point to the part of the screen where the panel resides.
To add a panel, right-click a vacant space on any panel, then choose New Panel. The new panel is added to the Oracle Solaris Desktop and has no objects. You can also customize the new panel.
To delete a panel from the Oracle Solaris Desktop, right-click the panel that you want to delete, and then choose Delete This Panel.
Note - You must always have at least one panel in the Oracle Solaris Desktop. If you have only one panel in the Oracle Solaris Desktop, you cannot delete that panel.