PC-BSD® bietet eine Systemsteuerung, welche Werkzeuge für die Verwaltung Ihres Systems enthält. Die Systemsteuerung ist für jeden Desktop verfügbar, was bedeutet, dass sie ungeachtet auf welchem Desktop Sie angemeldet sind, verfügbar ist.
Ein Bildschirmfoto der Systemsteuerung auf einem KDE-Desktop gestartet wurde, kann in Abbildung 8.a angesehen werden.
The search box in the upper right can be used to find the proper control panel item if you know what you would like to configure but are uncertain which utility to use.
If an icon includes a yellow exclamation mark, you will need to input your password in order to access that configuration utility.
Control Panel includes a desktop selector drop-down menu which allows you to view the configuration utilities from KDE4, GNOME3, MATE, Cinnamon, XFCE4, or LXDE, assuming that they are installed. Figure 8.b shows the desktop selector menu in use. In this example, the user is currently logged into the LXDE desktop but they have chosen to view the GNOME utilities. The menu icon indicates the control panel view while "(current)" will be beside the desktop that is presently active. If any other desktop were active, then "Unsupported DE (current)" would be shown. The icon used for installed unsupported desktops looks like a window with a red 'X' on the lower left corner.
Switching between the icons in the selector changes the icons displayed within the control panel window to match those used in that desktop. If "All" is set by the desktop selector, you will see every utility that is available, depending upon which desktops are currently installed. You can change which desktops are installed using Verwaltung der Pakete.
The following utilities are found in the Control Panel of a PC-BSD® system, regardless of the desktop that is installed: