The Frame

The Frame, which you can get to from any view, contains a clipboard, incoming invitations and notifications, buddies, open Activities, and global information that is used across all Views.


1. Clipboard
The left-hand edge of the Frame serves as a clipboard. You can drag objects such as images and text to and from the clipboard, and from and to Activities.
2. Zoom menu
The Zoom menu is on the upper-left edge of the Frame. Use it to move between the four Sugar views: Neighborhood, Group, Home, and Activity.
3. Open Activity list
The list of currently open Activities appears on the top edge of the Frame. The active Activity is highlighted. (The Journal always appears here.)
Sometimes an unlabeled circle appears here --- it usually represents an additional full-screen session started by an Activity whose icon already appears in the top edge of the Frame.
Invitations also appear on this portion of the Frame. They appear as icons in the color of the person who sent them.
4. Active buddy list
People you are currently collaborating with appear on the right edge of the Frame.
5. System status
Battery, speaker, and network status appear on the lower edge of the Frame.

The Clipboard


You can drag items on the clipboard into Activities. A hover menu also lets you remove them from the clipboard, open them in an Activity, or save (keep) them in your Journal.