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Revision as of 17:14, 2 June 2008

Fedora Tip A Day

This document supports a Fedora welcome screen on first login for new users to guide them with a tip a day feature. The content here may also be used for Web-based projects such as this Wiki to provide a daily tip on pages.

To create a new tip, simply write up the tip as a bullet below and save it.

Please keep your tips simple and direct. If you have a procedure that is more than one or two steps, it probably doesn't belong here. That's OK, you can always make your own page elsewhere! A good rule of thumb is that the tip shouldn't be any longer than about 30-35 words.

{{Admon/important | No stray bullets, please! | Please don't use bullets other than for a tip itself. If you do, it will confuse the [[RandomQuotes] function on the wiki and your tip will likely be missed.}}

TIPS

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  • To change your password, from the Main Menu, select System -> Preferences -> About Me, and select the Change Password button.
  • You can add or remove programs to the list of applications for a file type's "Open With" menu. Simply right-click the file, select Properties, and then use the Open With tab to add or remove programs.
  • Think you've found a bug in Fedora Core? Visit our list of common FC5 bugs before filing your bug in Bugzilla .
  • Did you know there is a 24-hour community available for help? Visit the Communicate page for more information on Fedora support channels.
  • You can find helpful, officially endorsed community bulletin boards at Fedora Forum .
  • You can create an icon on your GNOME desktop that connects you to a remote Linux, Windows, or Macintosh system's files, or a Web or FTP share. From your main menu, choose Places -> Connect to Server.
  • You can "bookmark" any folder in your Places list on the GNOME desktop's main menu. Open the folder, and from the menu bar, choose Places -> Add Bookmark.
  • Do you want a convenient way to blog without opening a Web browser? Use the Add/Remove Software application to install gnome-blog, blogtk, or drivel.
  • Use the Add/Remove Software application to install tomboy, an easy, fast, and exciting way to keep your notes linked and organized in one place.
  • To take a screenshot of your entire GNOME desktop, hit the PrtSc button. If you want a screenshot of just the current application, hit Alt+PrtSc.
  • To burn an ISO image file directly to a CD, you don't even have to open a special application. Just right-click the file and choose Write to Disc.
  • With GNOME, you can open an ISO image file and browse or copy any of its contents by double-clicking the file. The Archive Manager application shows you the contents of the image.
  • You can customize your keyboard to give you power over your desktop. From the main menu, select System -> Preferences -> Keyboard Shortcuts.
  • Want to kick your GNOME desktop menu into high gear with integrated file finding, Web searching, and more? Use the Add/Remove Software application to install deskbar-applet, and add the applet to your panel menu.
  • Make sure your system has the latest software updates, bug fixes, and security patches by using pup. From the main menu, choose Applications -> System Tools -> Software Updater.
  • You can burn your own custom music CDs with the Rhythmbox Music Player. Create a playlist, drag your songs to it, and then choose Create Audio CD.
  • Do you miss being able to right-click your GNOME desktop for a quick command-line terminal? Use the Add/Remove Software application to install nautilus-open-terminal.
  • Did you know that NetworkManager allows you to execute scripts when a specific interface goes up or down? For more information, read the man(1) page for NetworkManagerDispatcher.