The G-Bar menu contains a categorized list of some of the applications installed. An application started from this menu will automatically detect which server has the lowest load average and start the program there.

The menu should be the same no matter which window manager you choose. If you believe that your menu for some reason is not up-to-date, try to restart your window manager. This can be done from the menu.

In the following sections you will find instructions on how to start the menu from the different window managers. 

Using the menu

The G-Bar works by running the window manager on one server, and all other programs on a couple of larger servers. Whenever a program is launched through the menu, a wrapper script will launch it on one of the HPC Application servers. This way all programs launched through the menu will always be running on a server allocated by the scheduling system.

All the following Window Managers are using a synchronized version of the menu. This means that aside from a couple of items specific for each window manager, the menus are exactly the same and always up to date.

Available Window Managers

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Xfce menu



lxde menu


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