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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

About the Main Menubar

About the Applications Menu

How to Start an Application

Using the Places Menu

Using the System Menu

Using the Administration Menu

Customizing the Panel Menubar

How to Edit Menus

7.  Using the File Manager

8.  Using the Desktop Tools and Utilities

9.  Configuring the Desktop

A.  Using the Mouse

B.  Using the Keyboard

About the Applications Menu

The Applications menu contains a hierarchy of submenus from which you can start the applications that are installed on the system.

Each submenu corresponds to a category. For example, in the Sound & Video submenu, you will find applications for playing CDs and to record sounds.

When you install a new application, it is automatically added to the Applications menu in a suitable category. For example, if you install an instant messenger application, a VoIP application, or an FTP client, it is placed in the Internet submenu.

How to Start an Application

  1. Open the Applications menu.
  2. Select the desired application category.

    Each submenu opens as you hover the mouse over the category.

  3. Click the menu item for the application you want to open.