IRIS Essentials

Document Number: 007-1342-090

Front Matter

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Table of Contents

1. Getting Started
About the Desktop
Mouse Techniques and Shortcuts
Adjusting the Volume
Using Available Software
Using Online Documents
Where to Go From Here

2. Accessing Your System
Using Your Workstation
Using Existing Login Accounts
Why Create a Login Account?
Logging In
Logging In to Another System
Logging Out
Turning Off Your Workstation

3. Using Applications
Installing Applications
Finding Available Applications
Running Applications
Removing Applications
Creating a Collection of Application Icons
Copying and Pasting Between Applications

4. Creating, Editing, and Saving Your Work
Opening a Directory: Basic Instructions
Opening a Directory: A Summary of Available Methods
Opening a Remote Directory
Creating a Directory
Opening Files
Saving Files
Naming Icons: A Few Guidelines
Renaming Files and Directories
Moving Icons
Copying Icons
Removing Files

5. Printing
Summary of the Printing Environment and Tools
Placing Available Printers on Your Desktop
Printing Files
Customizing Print Jobs
Monitoring Print Jobs and Printers
Designating a Default Printer
Troubleshooting Printing

6. Managing Icons
Finding Icons Using the “Find an Icon” Command
Finding Icons Using the Search Tool
Giving Yourself Easy Access to Icons
Viewing and Arranging Icons

7. Using Desks
Creating a Desk
Switching Between Desks
Moving Windows Between Desks
Copying Windows Between Desks
Listing All the Windows in Your Desks
Renaming a Desk
Deleting a Desk
Placing a Window in All Desks
Removing a Window From the Global Desk
Manipulating Windows on a Desk
Changing the Overview Display

8. Managing Windows
Organizing Windows Into Desks
Opening Fewer Windows
Resizing Windows
Minimizing Windows
Moving Windows
Raising and Lowering Windows
Closing Windows

9. Sharing and Protecting Work
Understanding Permissions
Changing Permissions
Owner, Group, and Others: A Definition
Permissions Settings: A Definition
Determining Who Owns a File or Directory
Preventing Other Users From Viewing a File You Own
Making a Private Directory
Giving Yourself Permission to View and Edit Another User's File
Making Another User the Owner of a File You Own
Sharing Directories
Copying Files Across the Network
Copying Files to and From a Tape
Copying Files to and From a Floppy Disk
Making a Backup

10. Customizing the Desktop
Changing the Desktop Background
Changing Window Color Schemes
Using the Color Browser
Customizing the Screen Saver
Customizing Mouse Settings
Customizing Keyboard Key Settings
Customizing Window Settings
Changing the Language and Keyboard Layout
Customizing Desktop Settings
Disabling Icons on the Desktop
Adding Directories to Your Path
Running Applications When You Log In Using the .sgisession File
Modifying the Toolchests
Using Your Own Customized Backgrounds
Turning Off the User Environment

11. Reference
Anatomy of a Window
About the Toolchests
The Directory View Window: An Overview
Anatomy of a Directory View Window
The Desks Overview Window: An Overview
Anatomy of the Desks Overview Window
The Launch Window
The Search Tool: An Overview
Anatomy of the Search Tool
The Icon Catalog: An Overview
About the Icon Catalog Menus
Anatomy of the Color Scheme Browser Window
The Color Scheme Browser Menus
Understanding the makeDotDesktop Window
About the Error Message Window

A. Using IRIX Commands
Opening a Shell Window
Using IRIX Commands: A Few Basics
A Quick Reference to IRIX Commands
A Quick Reference to IRIX Shortcuts
Determining Your Current Working Directory
Moving to a Different Directory Using the cd Command
Viewing the Contents of a Directory Using the ls Command
Viewing the Contents of a Directory Using the dirview Command
Creating Directories Using the mkdir Command
Copying a File or Directory Using the cp Command
Accessing an Icon from Several Different Directories Using the ln Command
Renaming and Moving Files Using the mv Command
Deleting Files Using the rm Command
Deleting Directories Using the rm and rmdir Commands
Printing Using IRIX Commands
Setting Permissions Using the chmod Command
Getting Reference Information on IRIX Commands