Tails verwendet als Arbeitsumgebung GNOME. Diese Seite beschreibt einige im Bezug auf Tails wichtige Funktionen der Arbeitsumgebung.

Top navigation bar

In the upper left corner of the screen there is one button and three menus:

  • the Activities button
  • das Anwendungen-Menü
  • das Orte-Menü

Activities overview

Um auf Ihre Fenster sowie Anwendungen zuzugreifen können Sie entweder:

  • Click on the Activities button.
  • Throw your mouse pointer to the top-left hot corner.
  • Press the Super () key on your keyboard.

Sie können in der Übersicht Ihre Fenster und Anwendungen sehen. Sie können auch durch Tippen das Durchsuchen Ihrer Anwendungen, Dateien und Ordner beginnen.

Applications menu

Das Anwendungen-Menü bietet Ihnen Verknüpfungen zu der enthaltenen Software sowie zu den Konfigurationswerkzeugen für 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 Shortcuts.

About Tails: to know the version of Tails that you are currently running, choose Tails ▸ About Tails

Favorites submenu

In dem Untermenü Favoriten erlauben Ihnen einige Verknüpfungen die meistgenutzten Anwendungen zu starten:

Tor Browser to browse the web anonymously and uncensored
See our documentation on browsing the web with Tor Browser
Tor Connection to connect to the Tor network
See our documentation on connecting to Tor
Persistent Storage to create and configure a Persistent Storage on your Tails USB stick
See our documentation on the Persistent Storage
Tails documentation to open an offline version of the Tails website and documentation, embeded in Tails
WhisperBack Error Reporting to report problems about Tails to our team
See our documentation on reporting an error
Tails Cloner to clone Tails to another USB stick

Places menu

Das Orte-Menü bietet Ihnen direkten Zugang zu verschiedenen Ordnern und Speichermedien.

Tor status and circuits

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

See our documentation on Onion Circuits.

Universal access

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

See our documentation on accessibility.

Keyboard layouts

Das Menü zur Tastaturbelegung erlaubt es Ihnen die Tastaturbelegung und die Eingabemethode für nicht-romanische Schrift zu ändern.

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.

Screen locker

Click on Lock screen to lock your screen with a password.

  • Falls Sie beim Starten von Tails ein Administrationspasswort einstellen, können Sie den Bildschirm mit Ihrem Administrationspasswort entsperren.

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

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

  • Anderenfalls können Sie ein Passwort zum Entsperren des Bildschirms einstellen, wenn Sie den Bildschirm zum ersten Mal sperren.


Click Suspend 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.

Desktop shortcuts

Tails documentation to open an offline version of the Tails website and documentation, embeded in Tails
Report an error to report problems about Tails to our team
See our documentation on reporting an error
Trash, where the "deleted" files are moved

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.