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Top Menu

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Last Modified 2022-04-22 14:43 EDT

Across the top row are links to outside resources and buttons to control the system.


The options are described here from left to right:

Logos and Side Panel Controls

The logo in the upper-left corner shows the installed TrueNAS software. Clicking the image takes you to the system Dashboard.

The next two buttons control how the side menu displays. Click the (menu icon) to hide or show the entire left side panel. Click the (chevron left icon) to collapse the left side panel to shortcut icons or expand to show icons and text.

Clicking the iXsystems logo opens a new browser tab for the iXsystems corporate website.

Status Icons

The remaining icons in the top menu indicate various statuses and show system options.

The TrueCommand Logo icon next to the iXsystems logo shows TrueCommand Cloud connection options. Clicking the icon shows options for signing up or connecting/disconnecting from TrueCommand Cloud. The icon is grayed out when the system in not connected to TrueCommand Cloud.

TrueNAS Enterprise compatible hardware has a (cloud with HA text) icon that shows the current status of High Availability (HA) on the system. A checkmark () cloud icon indicates HA is functional. An on top of the cloud icon indicates HA is disabled or otherwise unavailable.

Task Manager

The (clipboard icon) is the system Task Manager. Click the icon to show a list of running or completed TrueNAS tasks. Tasks are sortable by their success or error State, task Method, and Progress. Typing text in the Filter field shows only those tasks that match the characters typed into the field. Clicking an entry shows more details about that task, including start and end timestamps.


The (bell icon) contains system notification messages. The icon changes to when TrueNAS creates a new alert. Clicking the icon slides out a panel from the right side of the screen that lists each alert. Alerts can be dismissed or reopened in this panel. When an alert is dismissed, TrueNAS might create a new alert if the alert conditions continue to exist on the system. The alert system is configured in System > Alert Settings.


The (gear icon) contains links to various system specific options.

Change Password is a shortcut for changing the administor (root) account password. This password is required to log in to the TrueNAS web interface. Please back up or otherwise memorize the updated password when changing it.

Preferences contains theme and other visual options for the web interface:

Choose ThemeChoose a preferred theme. There are several built-in themes designed for light and dark modes and high contrast viewing of the web interface.
Prefer buttons with icons onlyPreserve screen space with icons and tooltips instead of text labels.
Enable Password ToggleWhen set, an eye icon appears next to password fields. Clicking the icon reveals the password.
Reset Table Columns to DefaultReset all tables to display default columns.
Retro LogoRevert branding back to FreeNAS.
Reset All Preferences to DefaultReset all user preferences to their default values. (Custom themes are preserved)
Update PreferencesSave changes to the General Preferences.

Custom themes can also be created and managed on this screen.


The (power icon) has the options for changing the system state.

Log Out exits the web interface and shows the log in screen. The system remains powered on.

Restart initiates a power cycle. The web interface closes while power is discontinued to the system and then re-enabled. The log in screen appears when the boot cycle completes.

Shut Down exits the web interface and initiates the process to safely discontinue power to the system. The system remains offline until power is restored.