Working With OnDemand
This article will show you how to use an OnDemand desktop. To learn how to connect to one, see Connecting to OnDemand.
Starting a Terminal
If you prefer to use command line, you can start a terminal by clicking on the applications menu and choosing the terminal emulator option. You can also open a terminal by clicking on the terminal icon on the task bar. You are welcome to do everything from the command line if you prefer. Regardless, you should use the terminal in order to submit Slurm jobs.
Run Program and Application Finder
From the start menu, you can use the run program button to access the run function and the application finder.
The run program button will default to the run function mode but can be changed to search for an application clicking on the arrow to the right.
The application finder will show a list of all applications, but you can use the search function to find a specific program from the list.
Applications can be accessed via the bottom left icon, similar to the Widows start menu.
Most of the programs you are likely to use are under Statistics, but Visual Studio Code is under Development.
You can quickly access favorite applications by finding them in the applications menu then dragging them to the bottom bar of the desktop.
Accessing Home and Project Folders
Your Linux home directory and project folders are readily available just like on Winstat. You can access the folders by clicking the corresponding icon on the desktop.
To access your home folder, click on the Home folder.
To access project folders simply click on the project folder:
Creating Shortcuts to Home and Project Folders
To create a shortcut to a folder simply right click on the folder, click on Send To, then choose where you want the shortcut to be.
The Side Pane option will create a shortcut on the sidebar of the file system window.
The Desktop option will create a shortcut for that folder on the desktop. You can also drag folders on to the bottom bar to create a shortcut for quick access.