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Desktop options

This section describes the Linux thin client desktop.

By default, at least three objects appear on the desktop:

  • Computer icon—This icon gives you access to removable media such as USB flash drives, as well as to the entire filesystem (also known as the root filesystem). By default, you do not have the security permissions to read other users' files or to edit system files. It allows you to see a graphical representation of the files and folders on the system and to browse the various folders.

  • User’s Home icon—Your Home Folder is labeled username's Home; it’s where all of your personal files are kept.

  • Trash icon—Trash is a special folder in which to place files and folders you no longer need.

When you insert a flash drive or other removable media, a corresponding icon appears on the desktop and a window opens and displays any files and folders on the device.

As you work with your HP Compaq thin client, the desktop may become obscured by the windows you are working with. To reveal the desktop quickly, you can minimize all windows by doing one of the following:

  • Click the Show Desktop button at the bottom left of the screen.

  • Press Ctrl+Alt+D.

Either action will also restore your windows to their previous state. Alternatively, you can switch to another workspace to see the desktop.

The files and folders you put on the desktop are stored in a special folder within your Home Folder called Desktop. Like any other folder, you can put files and other folders directly into it.

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