The Main Window

On the first start-up, the main window of Smb4K looks similar to the one shown below. The network neighborhood browser (Network Neighborhood) and the mounted shares view (Mounted Shares) are arranged in a tab widget. Above them the menubar and toolbar are located. Below them you find the status bar.

The main window

Smb4K comes with a toolbar that contains some of the main actions, like Configure Smb4K and Quit. It also dynamically loads the actions of the dock widget that currently has got the focus. For additional information, please have a look at the sections discussing the network neighborhood browser and mounted shares view.

The status bar gives some information about the current status of Smb4K. If the application is processing a user request (e.g. mounting a share), a descriptive message is displayed in the leftmost section and a progress bar is shown with a busy indicator. The two icons on the right hand side indicate if there are shares mounted (network folder icon) and the status of the authentication system (wallet or key icon).

If the dock widgets are arranged as tabs, the user gets additional visual feedback. Each time a share is mounted or unmounted, the Mounted Shares tab is highlighted for a few seconds.

The main window is highly configurable. You can hide or show all tabbed widgets (SettingsDock Widgets). They can also be dragged around with the mouse and docked to different areas in the main window. You can even detach them from the main window. The status bar and the toolbars can be hidden/shown by toggling the menu entry SettingsShow Statusbar and the ones under SettingsToolbars Shown, respectively.