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Many system and package services show the status of their daemons at Status > Services.
Each service is shown with a name, a description, and the status, as seen in Figure Services Status. The status is listed as Running or Stopped.
Normally, it is not necessary to control services in this manner, but occasionally there are maintenance or troubleshooting reasons for doing so.
From this view, services can be controlled in various ways:
Click to restart a running service
Click to stop a running service
Click to start a stopped service
If available, other shortcuts are shown which navigate to a service configuration (), detailed status page (), or logs (). See Quickly Navigate the GUI with Shortcuts to learn more about the shortcut icons.