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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

Windows Overview

Types of Windows

Working With Windows

Moving a Window

Resizing a Window

How to Resize a Window

Minimizing a Window

Maximizing a Window

Unmaximizing a Window

Closing a Window

Giving Focus to a Window

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

Windows Overview

A window is a rectangular area of the screen, with a border and a title bar at the top. You can think of a window as a screen within the screen. Each window displays an application, enabling you to have more than one application visible, and work on more than one task at a time.

You can control a window's position on the screen, as well as its size. You can control which window overlaps other windows, so the one you want to work with is completely visible. For more information about moving and resizing windows, see Working With Windows.