Possible User Actions



This is a digital image that is used as a background for the QTS desktop.

Users can either select from one of the provided wallpapers or upload an image

Change the wallpaper in the Options window.


Shortcut icons

This opens an app or a utility.

When you install an application, QTS automatically creates a shortcut on the desktop. The following are the default shortcuts:

  • Control Panel

  • File Station

  • Storage & Snapshots

  • App Center

  • Help Center

  • Click an icon to open the application window.

  • Right-click an icon and then select one of the following:

    • Open: Opens the application window

    • Remove: Deletes the icon from the desktop

  • Click and drag an icon to another desktop.



This area contains open system utilities and applications. The desktop consists of three separate screens.

Click < or > to move to another desktop.



This enables you to manage and monitor memory consumption.

  • Click or to display the memory status and open the Qboost panel.

  • Click or to hide the memory status and close the Qboost panel.


Recycle Bin

This displays the list of files that the currently active user moved to the Recycle Bin.

The following applications provide users a choice between permanently deleting files and moving files to the Recycle Bin.

  • File Station

  • Music Station

  • Photo Station

  • Video Station

  • Click to open the Recycle Bin screen in the File Station window.

  • Right-click and then select one of the following:

    • Open: Opens the Recycle Bin screen in the File Station window

    • Empty All: Permanently deletes files in the Recycle Bin

    • Settings: Opens the Network Recycle Bin screen in the Control Panel window


Date and time

This displays the date and time that the user configured during installation of the operating system.



Link bar

This displays shortcut links to myQNAPcloud, utility and app download pages, feedback channels, and the Helpdesk.

Click any of the following buttons:

  • : Opens the myQNAPcloud website in another browser tab

  • : Opens the download page for mobile applications and utilities

  • : Provides links to theQNAP Wiki, QNAP Forum, and Customer Service portal

  • : Opens the Helpdesk utility



This notifies the user about important system events that may or may not require user action. Notifications appear in the lower right corner of the desktop.

Click the notification to open the corresponding utility or app.