The desktop environment used in Tails is GNOME. This page describes some important features of the desktop in the context of Tails.

Barra di navgazione superiore

Nell'angolo superiore a sinistra dello schermo ci sono due menù:

  • le menu Applicationi
  • le menu Luoghi

Menu delle applicazioni

Il menu Applicazioni offre scorciatoie ai software inclusi in Tails e agli strumenti di configurazione di GNOME.

Help: to access the GNOME Desktop Help choose Utilities ▸ Help
Settings: to change various system settings such as keyboard, mouse and touchpad, or displays choose System Tools ▸ Settings

To learn about the many keyboard shortcuts in GNOME, open the Settings utility and choose Keyboard.

Seahorse: to manage your OpenPGP keys choose Utilities ▸ Passwords and Keys

Submenu Preferiti

Nei Preferiti submenu, qualche scorciatoia che ti permetterà di lanciare le applicazioni che usi frequentemente:

Tor Browser : navigare nel World Wide Web
Voir la documentation
Thunderbird: email client
See the corresponding documentation
Pidgin : client di messaggeria istantanea
Vedere la relativa documentazione
KeePassXC: password manager
See the corresponding documentation
Files: the Files manager
See the corresponding documentation

GNOME Terminal : per utilizzare la linea di comando

Menù indirizzi

The Places menu provides direct access to different folders and storage media.

Tor status and circuits

The Tor status icon and Onion Circuits allow you to view the status of Tor. See the corresponding documentation.

OpenPGP applet

Using the OpenPGP Applet you can encrypt and decrypt the clipboard using OpenPGP. See the corresponding documentation.

Accesso Universale

The universal access menu allows you to activate the screen reader, screen keyboard, large text display, and other accessibility technologies. See the corresponding documentation.

Schema della tastiera

Il menù dello schema della tastiera ti permette di cambiare lo schema e il metodo di immissione per le scritture non-Latine.

System menu

In the top-right corner of the top navigation bar, the system menu allows you to manage your settings, connect to a Wi-Fi network, and restart your computer.


From the system menu, you can choose which Wi-Fi network to connect to.

See also the documentation on connecting to a network.

System settings

Click on the Settings button to edit your system settings.

These settings will not be saved when you restart Tails.

Screen locker

Click on the Lock Screen button to lock your screen with a password.

  • If you set up an administration password when starting Tails, you can unlock your screen with your administration password.

    Your screen will automatically lock after some time if you have set up an administration password. To disable this behavior, execute the following command:

    gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.screensaver lock-enabled false

  • Otherwise, you can set up a password to unlock your screen when locking your screen for the first time.


Click on the Suspend button to suspend your computer.

While suspended, your computer is not computing anymore but is still powered on, like if it was standing still but still alive.

To resume from suspend and go back to the Tails desktop, push the power button of your computer.

If you remove your Tails USB stick while suspended, your computer will not shut down immediately and will only shut down when resuming.

An attacker with physical access to your computer and capable of finding your screen locker password or setting up a cold-boot attack can compromise your Tails while suspended.

For more security, shut down Tails entirely.


Click on the Restart button to restart your computer.


Click on the Power Off button to shut down your computer.

Panoramica delle Attività

Per accedere alle tue applicazioni e' possibile:

  • Choose Applicazioni ▸ Panoramica delle Attività.
  • Posizionare il puntatore del mouse all'angolo in alto inistro.
  • Premere il tasto windows sulla tua tastiera.

Puoi vedere le tue finestre e le applicazioni nella panoramica. Puoi anche iniziare a digitare per cercare le tue applicazioni, documenti e cartelle.

Scorciatoie Desktop

Documentaione di Tails : apre una copia del sito di Tails e della sua documentazione
Segnalare un errore : aiuto troubleshoot Tails
Cestino : dove finiscono i file cancellati

The Files browser

To open the Files browser, you can either:

  • Choose Applications ▸ Accessories ▸ Files.

  • Open one of the shortcuts from the Places menu.

To connect to a remote SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) server:

  1. Choose Other Locations in the sidebar of the Files browser.

  2. Specify an SFTP server in Connect to Server at the bottom of the right pane. For example:


  3. Click Connect.

Emptying the trash

  1. Open the Files browser.

  2. Click on the disk on which you want to empty the trash in the left pane to open it.

    To empty the trash of the persistent volume, open the Persistent folder.

  3. Click on the menu
toggle button in the title bar and choose Show Hidden Files.

  4. Delete the .Trash-1000 folder or similar.