2.3 System utility icons

At the bottom right corner of the taskbar, a system tray is placed with a clock showing the system time and date. Left of the clock you can watch the system memory (RAM) usage information and its availability.

As well, several icons provide quick access to system utilities. To see a "hover box" with additional information about a system utility icon, hold the mouse pointer over one of the icons.

Use these icons to conveniently open these utilities:

  • Virtual Keyboard
  • Screenshot utility
  • Explore My Computer
  • Task Manager
  • Display Settings
  • Date and Time (You may also double-click the clock)

If a network is installed, the Network connection icon displays full configuration details such as operational status, IP address, DNS server address, firewall status, and so on.

If a second language is installed, the current language is displayed, along with a hint about how to change the active language.

After you have successfully started Active@ Boot Disk, click Utilities > Explore My Computer. The Boot Disk Explorer will appear. You should see all the physical and logical devices associated with your computer along with the RAM drive Boot (X:).

Virtual Keyboard

This utility can be helpful if the only mouse is available as an input device, or on touch screens.

Virtual keyboard

To use Virtual Keyboard:

  • 1. Click the Virtual Keyboard icon and the On-Screen Keyboard workspace will appear.
  • 2. Open Active@ Boot Disk application or any other dialog and place a blinking cursor to the data field that needs to have some information to be typed in.
  • 3. Click virtual keys with a mouse, or use touch screen to type some text information. If you switch an input language (Left Alt+Shift) virtual keyboard will be changed as well, displaying the letters of the selected language.


This utility is an easy-to-use, flexible way to take a snapshot of on-screen details in the Active@ Boot Disk environment.

Active@ Boot Disk Screenshot utility

To use Screenshot:

  • 1. Open any Active@ Boot Disk application.
  • 2. Click the Screenshot icon. The Screenshot workspace will appear as a semi-transparent overlay.
  • 3. Change the size and location of the workspace. The area that is covered is the area that will be captured.
    • When you change the size and the location of the workspace, the Top and Left values change to identify the location of the top left corner of the workspace. At the same time, the Height and Width values change to reflect any change in the size of the workspace.
    • To change the size of the Screenshot workspace, click and drag an edge or a corner of the workspace.
    • To change the location of the workspace, click anywhere on Screenshot and drag to a different location.
    • To fill the entire screen, click Maximize.
  • 4. With the Screenshot workspace in place, you can return to the original application using ALT+TAB keyboard combination.
    • You can also click the original application to return to it, however if you click an area of the application that is covered by the Screenshot workspace, the focus will return to Screenshot.
  • 5. To capture the screen image, in Screenshot, click Grab and a semi-transparent image of the screen will appear on the desktop
  • 6. To clear the existing screen image, click Clear.
  • 7. To save the screen image, click Save and navigate to the folder where you want to save the image. You can save the image as PNG or BMP.