SSCI202: Useful Tips for AppStream

AppStream navigation toolbar

Once logged into the Appstream, the navigation toolbar can be found at the top.

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Figure 1: <Figure 1>

Each icon of the navigation toolbar provides a useful function.

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Figure 2: <Figure 2>

Launch applications

Click the icon of Launch Application. You will see the screen of <Figure 3>.

<Figure 3>

Figure 3: <Figure 3>

Choose any software in the list you want to use. In this example, I click Google Chrome. You will see Google Chrome in the AppStream.

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Figure 4: <Figure 4>

Switch windows

Click the icon of Switch Windows. You can switch between open windows in the AppStream. For example, if you want to go back to SPSS, click SPSS window in <Figure 5>. Then, you will see SPSS window.

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Figure 5: <Figure 5>

This function is useful especially when you want to switch between SPSS Data Editor and SPSS Output Window (See <Figure 6>). DO NOT close Output Window when you want to go back to Data Editor. Click the icon of Switch Windows and choose Data Editor. You will be back to Data Editor. This is the best way to store all your work in Output Window.

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Figure 6: <Figure 6>

Access storages

The icon of Access Storages allows you to transfer files between AppStream and your local computers. See How to download your work files from AppStream and How to upload your SPSS work files to AppStream for the detail.

Settings: Session screen resolution

Sometimes AppStream does not show the full dialogue box as in <Figure 7>, which does not allow you to click the option (such as OK). This often happens especially when you use a small screen like using a laptop.
<Figure 7>

Figure 7: <Figure 7>

To fix this problem, click the icon of Settings and choose Screen resolution. You will see several resolutions. Try 1024 X 768. If it does not work, try a higher resolution such as 1280 X 720.

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Figure 8: <Figure 8>

Then, you will see the full-size window which shows all the options.

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Figure 9: <Figure 9>

Last updated on 18 August, 2019 by Dr Hang Young Lee(hangyoung.lee@mq.edu.au)