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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

Overview of the Desktop

Desktop Components

Desktop Sessions

Starting a Session

How to Log In to the Desktop

How to Use a Different Language

Locking the Screen

Setting Programs to Start Automatically When You Log In

About the Startup Programs Tab

Enabling/Disabling Startup Programs

How to Add a New Startup Program

Removing a Startup Program

Editing a Startup Program

About the Session Options Tab

Ending a Session

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

Overview of the Desktop

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 on the desktop, of which you want to have easy access.

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

When you insert a CD, a flash drive, or any other removable media, an icon representing this device appears on the desktop.

To view the desktop by minimizing all windows, perform one of the following actions:

Alternatively, you can switch to another workspace to see the desktop.

You can change the color of the desktop background or the image displayed. For more information about how to change the desktop background, see Desktop Background Preferences.

Note - The files and folders on the desktop are stored in a special folder called Desktop, within the Home folder. The contents of the Desktop folder is displayed on the desktop.