System bar

System bar allows the user to perform various actions in their current active session. It is a combination of menus and icons which are described below.

System menu

Along the top of the screen of your desktop, you will find the System menu. The menu will reflect your currently active application.  If no applications are running or a directory view is in focus, you will find the System menu there.

On the left top side of the screen, the System menu item gives you access to a couple of information items, your account or various file commands.


In here you can use the following options:

  • About FriendOS – Information about FriendOS
  • My account – Opens the “Account” app where you can edit information about your account, add extra storage or manage your digital keys. Read more about My account here.
  • Explore system- Open System disk
  • Search for files – Search for files within the system
  • Refresh desktop –
  • Refresh your desktop
  • Toggle fullscreen – Enter in fullscreen mode
  • Run command – Open a window to execute a command
  • New shell – Open the Friend command line
  • Upload file – Upload a file from your local machine. You can also upload files by simply drag and drop the file(s) from your local machine to the desired folder in Friend or just to the workspace. If the file is dragged to workspace it will be uploaded to Home:Dowloads/.
  • Log out – Log out of the system


In here you can use the following options:

  • Copy – Copies the current selected file
  • Properties – Check the properties of the selected file
  • Rename file – Rename the selected file
  • Compress file(s) – Compress the selected file or files
  • Delete – Delete the selected file
  • Download – Download the selected file


In here you can use the following options:

  • Hide all windows – hides all the displayed windows
  • Hide inactive windows – hides all inactive windows


In here you can use the following options:

  • Report a bug – this opens FriendOS git webpage for reporting bugs.
  • User manual – this opens FriendOS documentation webpage

This is how System menu looks like when an application is in focus:

System bar icons

On the right side of the System menu, you will notice several icons. These icons help the user you have an overview over their current Friend session or do multiple tasks. Below you will find their explanation .

This is the notification icon which allows you to see what notifications you have been receiving or various system messages. Clicking on notifications from Friend Chat for example will open the room that the message was received from.

To empty the notifications simply click “Clear all” or by clicking “x” button.

This allows the user to download multiple files from Friend to your local machine. Simply select a number of files you want to download and just drag them over this icon.

This button opens the Task Manager which will show what applications are running in Friend. Once Task Manager is opened, you can simply close the applications by pressing “x” button.

These numbers are your virtual workspaces. Friend allows you to have a various number of workspaces. You can scroll through them by clicking on the desired number. Read more about virtual workspaces and how activate/deactivate them here.

This displays the current hour and your Full Name. Clicking on this will activate the Calendar. Also in here you can check your active sessions. Please read below about the Calendar and how to manage your active sessions.

Task Manager


Calendar will display the current month in progress and your events. You can browse through the months of the year by simply clicking on the arrows to the left or right . 

As you notice in here you can also see if you have any other active sessions. For example in this photo , the user was also logged in on an Android device. All listed active sessions can be terminated by pressing “x” button next to it. This will trigger a pop up asking if if you are sure you want to terminate it.

Choosing “Ok” will logout the user of that specific device.

Choosing “Cancel” will close the pop up and cancel the action.

Next to the browsing arrows you will find a button   that helps you adding events in your calendar. When you press it, a new window opens up which will let you set up your new event.

You can add an event title, from what hour to what hour the event will occur in your calendar and a more detailed description of your event. You can always cancel the process by just clicking on the “Cancel” button.

If you want to add the event to your calendar, press “Save event“.

The newly added event shows up in the calendar like this –>

You will notice there is a orange dot by the date in calendar and details of the event at the bottom.

Edit the event by pressing the edit button .

Delete the event by pressing “x” button.

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