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Oracle Solaris 11.1 Desktop Administrator's Guide     Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library
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1.  Administering the Oracle Solaris Desktop

Desktop Overview

2.  Managing User Preferences With GConf

3.  Customizing Menus

4.  Installing Themes

5.  Customizing Fonts

6.  Working With MIME Types

7.  Managing Screensavers

8.  Managing Sessions

9.  Overview of the Yelp Help Browser

10.  Improving the Performance of the Oracle Solaris Desktop System

11.  Disabling Features in the Oracle Solaris Desktop System

12.  Working With the X Window System

A.  Hidden Directories



Desktop Overview

The default desktop environment in Oracle Solaris 11 is the Oracle Solaris Desktop, which includes GNOME 2.30.2 from the GNOME Foundation. The desktop lies behind all other components on the screen. When no windows are visible, the desktop is that part of the screen between the top and bottom panels. You can place files and folders that you want to be able to access easily on the desktop.

By default, the following icons are visible on the desktop:

For more information about the Oracle Solaris Desktop, see Oracle Solaris 11.1 Desktop User’s Guide.

For an overview of the X Window System that is available in the Oracle Solaris OS, see Chapter 12, Working With the X Window System.