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QuTS hero 5.0.x

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Possible User Actions



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

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

Change the wallpaper in the Options window.


Shortcut icons

Each icon opens an app or a utility.

When you install an application, QuTS hero 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.



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

Click < or > to move to another desktop.


Date and time

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




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.


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

Click a notification to open the corresponding utility or app.


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


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



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.