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The launchpad is the central place to switch between apps.

Opening the launchpad

The launchpad can be opened by clicking on the launchpad icon in the quick launch menu.

Depending on the role and the corresponding permissions, different apps are shown in the launchpad. The screenshot shows the launchpad as an administrator sees it.

Launchpad with all OpenCms apps installed by default

Here's a short overview on the apps available in a default OpenCms installation:

App to edit a webpage's content.

App to edit the website's structure and the navigational behavior of pages, also to manage galleries and categories and to handle template pages and model groups.

App to provide full access to the VFS via an explorer view. It allows to change sites and projects, to add, edit and remove resources, as well as editing all resource meta information.

Manage configurable Lists of contents.

Get an overview of existing and historic projects. Create new projects and manage existing ones.

Search for broken internal links in the current project. If you use the link gallery, external links can also be validated.

Adjust the icons in the quick launch menu according to your preferences.

Import, export, create, delete and manipulate modules. Here many options are available.

Manage users, groups, roles and organizational units.

Manage logged in Users and send notifications to them.

Configure, add or delete websites.

View, add, delete or edit scheduled jobs.

Manage and add new resoruce types for contents.

Search the VFS and optionally programatically replace Strings that match a given regex in all found resources.

Configure logging in OpenCms, view and download logfiles.

Import and export data and some additional tools.

View or flush the different caches used by OpenCms.

Search for sensitive personal data.

Change the history settings or delete the history

Access the OpenCms shell to run OpenCms scripts.