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.
- Looking to make Firefox a more pleasant browsing experience? Users like you have built hundreds of extensions, which you can find at the Firefox Add-ons page.
- Want to edit the menus on your Fedora Core GNOME desktop? Right-click any of the main menu headings and choose Edit Menus.
- To see a list of all the software available for your Fedora system, from the Main Menu, select Applications -> Add/Remove Software, and then select the List button.
- 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
- 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
PrtScbutton. If you want a screenshot of just the current application, hit
- 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
- Did you know that Network
Manager allows you to execute scripts when a specific interface goes up or down? For more information, read the
man(1)page for Network