Using the Application Set

Once you have successfully logged on, your application set is displayed where the login box was before. There are five different application set layouts (views) to choose from, provided your system administrator has enabled the option to allow you to choose:

Details View:

Each application is displayed on a new line. The folder name (if any) and farm name are displayed next to the application name.

Icons View:

Applications are displayed in traditional Windows icon style with large icons and the application name below the icon. The number of columns to divide the application lists into is configurable via Preferences (General tab).

List View:

Applications are listed one below another with small icons and the list continues in an adjacent column. The number of columns to divide the application lists into is configurable via Preferences (General tab).

Tree View:

Application folders hide the applications inside those folders. Once a folder is clicked, it expands in a tree format to display the apps inside it. Multiple folders may be opened to reveal the applications inside it.

Accordion Style:

Applications are hidden in expandable panels (folders). To show the applications within a panel, click on the panel header bar containing the corresponding folder name.

Besides the different views, your applications can be presented in "flat format" (no folders) or "folder format" (applications grouped and contained in folders). If your applications are presented in folder format you can navigate through folders containing applications by clicking on the name of the folders or the folders themselves.

You can move back up to the previous folder/level by using the Up icon.

Use the Refresh icon to reload the application set. It is recommended that you do not use the browser refresh function, as this may reset any application views or folders you may have navigated to. However, for any newly updated user preferences to take effect, a browser refresh or restart will be necessary.

Searching For Applications

Web Access versions 6.0 and later have a new application search feature. If you have a large number of published applications, you may want to save time by quickly searching for the application you want to use. To search for an application, enter your search text into the search box like in the diagram below:

Your search results will look somewhat like this:

To clear your search results and see your full set of applications, click the "Clear" link next to the search button:

Please note: the application search feature is not available when using the Tree and Accordion views.

Launching Applications

To launch an application, click on the name or icon of the application you wish to launch. Please be aware that depending on the speed of your network, some applications may take longer to load--sometimes as long as a few minutes. Please do not click on application links multiple times, as every time you click a new instance of the application will be launched. Shortly after you click on an application link, a Quest vWorkspace icon will appear in the application tray on your computer's status bar (normally at the bottom of your screen). By right-clicking on this icon, you can look at the status of the connection to the remote application.