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Web-based System Manager Administration Guide
The console menu bar provides all of the operations performed on the
console and managed objects. The menus are organized as follows:
- Console Menu
- The Console Menu contains choices that control the console. It
allows you to add and remove computers from the management environment, save
console preferences, specify whether to automatically attempt to log in to a
host with a stored password, view the console session log, and exit the
console (see Preference Files).
- Object Menu
- The title of the Object Menu changes to indicate the type of
resource managed by the current plug-in. For example, when the plug-in
that manages hardware devices is selected, the Object Menu title becomes
Devices. The Object Menu contains general choices and
actions for a plug-in that do not require the selection of specific objects to
act on. Typically, actions for creating new resource objects are
located in the Object Menu. The find function is also
located in the Object Menu. The contents of the Object Menu are updated
when a new plug-in is selected.
- Selected Menu
- The Selected Menu contains those actions for a plug-in that require the
user to select which managed objects an action is to apply to, such as
Open, Properties, Copy, Delete, or
Start. The contents of the Selected Menu are updated when a
new plug-in is selected. It is disabled when Overview and Launch
plug-ins are loaded.
- View Menu
- The View Menu contains choices for navigating, such as Back,
Forward, and Up One Level. It also includes
choices for customizing the console in the Show submenu. For
example, you can select to show or hide the tool bar and status bar.
When container plug-ins are loaded, the View Menu includes options that
control how objects are presented. For example, if the plug-in provides
a choice of views, such as Large Icon, Small Icon,
Details, and Tree, these choices are listed here.
If the plug-in only supports a single view, no view choices are listed.
When a plug-in is displaying an icon or Details view, the View Menu
includes choices for sorting and filtering the container.
- Window Menu
- The Window Menu contains actions for managing sub-windows in the console
workspace. New Window creates a new console sub-window in
the workspace. Other choices control how all console sub-windows are
presented. For example, you can choose to have the windows completely
cover the workspace like tiles, or have them stacked in a cascade
- Help Menu
- The Help Menu lists user assistance choices. When the computer that
is acting as the system management server is properly configured with a HTTP
Server to act as the Documentation Server, extensive online
information is accessible through a Web browser. Different choices
allow you to view help contents, search for help on a particular topic, and
view help information on shortcut keys.
- Pop-up Menus
- Pop-up menus (sometimes called context menus) provide a quick
way of accessing menu choices. To use pop-up menus with a mouse, point
to an object, then click the right mouse button on a two- or three-button
mouse. The pop-up menu lists the actions found in the Selected and
Object menus for the current object or objects.
- Tool Bar
- The tool bar lists commonly used actions that are available when the
current plug-in is loaded. It includes navigation controls, Find, and
View choices (if available). The tool bar also provides tool tip help
when the mouse pointer remains over a tool bar icon for a few seconds.
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