Starting programs from the Desktop
The programs (also referred to as applications or utilities) that run on
the Desktop range from basic tools, such as the Clock program, to
major applications, such as the Mail program.
Depending on the program, you can start it by:
You can also access a variety of programs from the Tools menu.
If you select Applications or
Demos, a window will open, displaying icons that
represent programs and applications. The Demonstrations window,
for example, contains demonstrations of animated visuals.
double-clicking on its representative icon.
dropping a document (file icon) on that program's icon. For example,
you can print a file by dropping it on the
opening a UNIX® or DOS-command line window, then entering a command
to start the desired program.
If you select the Toolsheds
menu item from the Tools menu, the Toolsheds window opens,
displaying icons that represent groups of related programs and applications.
You'll notice that some of those
icons, such as Accessories and Controls, have been moved
out onto the
Desktop, where they can be easily accessed even when the Toolsheds
is closed. (A duplicate icon remains to indicate that it still
resides in the Toolsheds directory.)
To select a program from one of the Toolshed icons:
Click on the toolshed icon, such as Accessories.
When the Accessories window opens, you'll see a variety of icons
personal productivity tools for your Desktop, such as Calendar and
Start the desired program by double-clicking on its icon.
For more information, see:
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