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Getting Started with Wavebox.
Wavebox 10 is a brand new work browser that streamlines the way that you work and helps you to save time and stay organised. Here’s a short guide to help you get started with Wavebox.
1. Add your first groups & apps.
Create an app group in the sidebar by clicking on the + icon at the bottom of the sidebar. App groups in the sidebar can contain one or more apps (yep, although we call them groups, you can still just have one app in it!). You may have created some groups during the install process, but when you’re ready you can add your next one here’s how:
Useful KB articles:
What is a group and how do I create one in Wavebox
2. Add more apps to a group.
Next add some more apps to each group. These will appear in the top toolbar. This is great for organising your apps and saving space in the sidebar.
Useful KB articles:
What is an app and how do I add it to Wavebox?
3. Change app sleep settings.
Wavebox works really hard in the background to keep your machine running nice and lean, whilst at the same time giving you the best experience possible.
One of the ways it does this is by ‘sleeping’ apps that haven’t been used for a while. Some apps such as Gmail, Outlook, Slack etc (we call them integrated apps) can still send you notifications and update unread badges when they are asleep. Non-integrated apps don’t send notifications when asleep.
All apps have a 5 minute sleep time by default. So if you want to keep your apps awake you will need to change the settings. If you have quite a few apps in your Wavebox, it’s recommended that you set sleeping on some of them to maintain performance.
Here are a few ways to change your sleep settings.
4. Share or split app logins using profiles.
You may have noticed that when adding an app you are aksed to choose a profile. Profiles help to separate your apps into boxes to preserve cookies, privacy and sign-in sessions. Profiles are useful for:
1. To isolate logins so you can sign-in to mulitple accounts of the same type at the same time e.g. Slack, Gmail, Microsoft Teams, Trello etc. so each app account is in it’s own profile.
2. To share the same login across different accounts e.g. you may use the same Google account to login to different apps.
Wavebox tries to suggest the best profile for each app, normally the ‘default’ profile is used for new apps. You can change the profile for your apps at any time by right-clicking on the app icon and selecting ‘Settings’ > ‘Profiles’.
6. Create some collections on the dashboard.
The Wavebox dashboard gives you a central place to organise apps you visit frequently. It also provides an overview of all unread activity across your apps. The dashboard is automatically added when you install Wavebox. Try creating some collections, either by using linking to existing apps or by adding some websites you use frequently.
Useful KB articles:
How do I customize my dashboard?
7. Pin pages using the tooltip menus.
You can organise frequently used pages using tooltip menus. Tooltip menus appear when you hover over a group or app. If you hover over a group the tooltip menu will either show a list of apps in that group, or if the group only has one app it will show ‘recents’ (recently visited places) and ‘pinned’ (recents that have been pinned) for that app. Tooltip menus for an app just show ‘recents’ and ‘pinned’.
8. Open a new window with tabs.
Wavebox uses windows in lots of different ways. When you click on a link, sometimes it opens in a new window. You can choose where to open links in ‘Settings > Link Opening’. You can run many Wavebox windows at the same time, which is handy when you want to run apps side by side. You’ll also notice that Wavebox windows support tabs. Here are a few ways to open windows:
9. Lots more to discover.
There’s so much to explore in Wavebox! Here are a few things to try:
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