QNAP

QTS 5.0.x

Desktop

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Element

Description

Possible User Actions

1

Wallpaper

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.

2

Shortcut icons

Each icon opens an app or a utility.

When you install an application, QTS automatically creates a desktop shortcut. 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.

3

Desktop

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

Click < or > to move to another desktop.

4

Qboost

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.

5

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

6

Date and time

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

N/A

7

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 a new browser tab

  • : Opens the download page for mobile applications and utilities

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

  • : Opens the Helpdesk utility

8

Notifications

This notifies the user about important system events that may require user action. If there are multiple notification groups, notices are arranged according to the notification type on a notice board. You can also view notifications in Notice Board.

For details, see Task Bar.

Tip:

When you initialize QTS, the Getting Started guide will appear in notifications after installation.

Click a notification to open the corresponding utility or app.