You can operate the thin client via the taskbar and the IGEL menu.

IGEL Linux desktop

The following items can be found in the taskbar at the bottom edge of the screen:

Opens the IGEL menu.

Quick Start Panel

Application Launcher: Opens a dialog window with start symbols for sessions.

Setup: Opens the IGEL setup.

Symbol for sessions: Launches a session.

Window bar

Window buttons

Allows you to switch between open windows.

System tray

CPU energy saving plan: Changes the energy saving settings.

Volume control

Allows you to remove a USB stick safely

Local network connection

Pager: Allows you to switch between a number of virtual desktops


Show desktop

The IGEL menu offers the following areas and functions:

  • Sessions: Allows you to launch sessions
  • System:Allows you to launch system programs
  • About:Shows all relevant system information
  • Search window: Allows you to find sessions and functions in the start menu
  • Allows you to shut down the thin client
  • Allows you to restart the thin client