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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

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

Running Applications

How to Run an Application From the Command Line

Taking Screenshots

Overview of the Yelp Help Browser

Yelp Help Browser Interface

Working With Yelp

How to Open a Document Through the GUI

How to Open a New Window

How to Display Information About a DocBook Document

How to Print the Current Page

How to Print a Docbook Document

How to Close a Window

How to Set Preferences

How to Add a Bookmark

How to Edit Bookmarks

How to Display Help

Navigating the Yelp Help Browser

Opening Documents from the Command Line

9.  Configuring the Desktop

A.  Using the Mouse

B.  Using the Keyboard

Running Applications

The Run Application dialog provides access to the command line. Note that when you run a command in the Run Application dialog, you cannot receive output from the command.

How to Run an Application From the Command Line

  1. Open the Run Application dialog in any of the following ways:
    • Press Alt+F2.

      You can change the shortcut keys that display the Run Application dialog in the Keyboard Shortcuts preference tool.

    • If you have added the Run Application button to a panel, click the button.

    The Run Application dialog is displayed.

  2. Type the command that you want to run, or choose from the list of known applications.

    If you type only the location of a file, an appropriate application is launched to open it. If you type a web page address, the default web browser opens the page. Prefix the web page address with http://, as in

    To choose a command that you ran previously, click the down arrow button beside the command field, and then choose the command. You can also use the Run With File button to choose a file to append to the command line. For example, you can enter emacs as the command, and then choose a file to edit.

  3. (Optional) Select the Run in terminal option to run the application or command in a terminal window.

    Choose this option for an application or command that does not create a window in which to run.

  4. Click Run in the Run Application dialog.