Using Desktop menus
The main Desktop menu bar provides the following menus:
The File menu allows you to perform tasks related to icons, files,
or desktops. Among the menu items are:
opens or activates selected icons.
locates specified files.
saves the current organization of the Desktop or desktop window.
displays the contents of a directory and its subdirectories in a
hierarchical diagram (known as a "tree view"). See
The Edit menu allows you to manipulate icons. Among the menu items
The View menu allows you to change how icons appear
on desktops and to change the layout of icons. Among the menu items
moves selected icons onto the Desktop or desktop window.
returns selected icons to their original locations.
selects all the icons on the Desktop or desktop window.
The Options menu allows you to customize your desktops. For
more information on customization, see
the Graphical Environment Guide .
Among the menu items are:
shows the files and directories as icons.
shows the files and directories as mini-icons.
lines up the icons in an invisible grid pattern, moving each icon
to the nearest grid line.
organizes the icons on a desktop, starting at the top left corner.
The Tools menu allows you to access various tools. Among the menu
allows you to customize desktop color, font, background, and patterns.
customizes dialog boxes, the mouse behavior, icons, popup menus,
tools, and devices.
opens the Toolsheds window, which provides access to a variety of
programs, utilities, and applications. These tools are grouped by
category. For example, Devices and Desktop Administration are
two of the categories.
For more information, see
``Starting programs from the Desktop''.
opens the .xdt_dir/bitmaps directory, which contains any
icon files you have created or edited.
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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003