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How to install KDE on Fedora Core 13 and onwards.

November 18th, 2011 9 comments

I haven’t used KDE for a very long time, obviously since before Fedora Core 13. Back then, the yum group for KDE was named kde-desktop, so a simple sudo yum groupinstall kde-dekstop would set you on your way.

Since FC13, the group name has changed to the not-so-obvious KDE Software Compilation.

sudo yum groupinstall “KDE Software Compilation” (with the quotes) and you’re off!

I’m installing KDE in a fresh install of FC16 as I’m writing this, because like Leonid, one of the things which annoy me about GNOME 3 is the inability to see a Skype icon with notifications of incoming chats without having to move your mouse to bottom right corner all the time. We are using Skype as an example here, there are of course other icons which one might miss, such as the Dropbox icon for example to know if any synchronisation is in progress.

Fedora GNOME 3 show desktop keyboard shortcut.

June 26th, 2011 13 comments

The Ctrl-Alt-D keyboard shortcut to show the desktop no longer works by default in Fedora 15’s GNOME shell. This can be very frustrating if you have many windows open and need to get to the desktop quickly.

Let’s fix it. Click your username in the top right of the screen and select System Settings.

Gnome3 -> System Settings

Under  Hardware click Keyboard.

Gnome3 -> System Settings

Switch to the Shortcuts tab, and click Navigation in the left column. Scroll down and select Hide all normal windows which has a default value of Disabled.

Gnome 3 -> Keyboard Shortcuts -> Navigation

Set the shortcut to whatever you want.

Getting back the missed minimize/maximize buttons in GNOME 3.

June 17th, 2011 3 comments

Struggling to get used to it, I was very much missing the minimize/maximize buttons on my applications in GNOME 3.

gnome3_minmax

I have finally found a solution to get these buttons back and if you are looking for a solution, this should work for you too:

  • $ sudo yum -y install gnome-tweak-tool
  • $ gnome-tweak-tool
  • Click on Shell
  • Change Arrangement of buttons on the title bar from Close only to All
  • Log out or Restart
  • Log in
  • Enjoy!