Using the AmigaOS desktop (Workbench), filemanagers, and Workbench replacements
The AmigaOS “desktop” is called Workbench. Some basics:
First of all, you get menus by holding down the right mouse button. On the Amiga, like in OS
/X, the application wide menus appear at the top of the screen. Some applications also have contextual menus that appear by the mouse pointer.
The windows representing folders can be made to always re-open in the same location and with the same size. You do this by clicking on the window, holding down the right mouse button and selecting “Snapshot” from the menus.
If using AmigaOS 3 the folders need to be manually refreshed.
You can choose to “leave out” an icon for a folder. This is similar to placing a shortcut on the desktop.
Many applications can iconify to the desktop - you might have seen this on some Linux windows managers or on Next.
MorphOS uses Ambient desktop by default. It has some differences to Workbench used in AmigaOS.
TODO: Description, examples (how to setup screens, themes, etc)
TODO: Description of default commodities, list of 3 party useful ones
TODO: Amiga Icons and other icon types. Tooltypes.
Filetypes and Deficons
Ambient has built-in configuration for most of filetypes. If you wish to add more you can add new types from mimetype settings in Ambient.
TODO: Description and examples of filetypes configurations.
TODO: Description and how to work/edit AmiDock.
RAM & RAD disks
TODO: Description, differences and usage (utility).
TODO: Diskmaster. Directory Opus. Filer. AmiDisk. Others?
Directory Opus Magellan
TODO: Descriptions. Others?
Workbench replacements on Amiga-like OS's