Top articles of 2019: For desktop users

It’s this time of the year again — the time to reflect, and look back at some Fedora Magazine’s most popular articles in 2019. This time it’s all about desktop users. Let’s highlight a few of the many articles written by our great contributors in 2019, focusing on Fedora as a desktop OS.

Dash to Dock extension for Workstation

When you’re serious about your desktop, and perhaps using many applications, you might want to see what’s going on at all times. Or at least the icons. The article below shows you how to have a dock at the bottom of your screen, with all your apps — both running and favourites — visible at all times.

Tweaking the look of Workstation with themes

When you like how your Linux desktop works, but not so much how it looks, there is a solution. The following article shows you how to tweak the look of your windows, icons, the mouse cursor, and the whole environment as well — all that within GNOME, the Workstation’s default environment.

i3 with multiple monitors

One of the great things about Linux desktop is the never ending possibilities of customisation. And that includes window managers, too! The following article shows how to use one of the very popular ones — i3 — with multiple monitors.


If you’re looking for speed, simplicity, and getting out of the user’s way, you might like IceWM. The following article introduces this minimal window manager, and helps you install it, too, should you be interested.

Stay tuned for even more upcoming “Best of 2019” articles. All of us at the Magazine hope you have a relaxing holiday season, and wish you a happy new year.

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  1. Marcio

    My Fedora Silverblue Themes
    Shell >> Adwaita
    Icons >> Adwaita
    Cursor >> Breeze
    Workflow >> Dash to Dock
    Multitask >> Horizontal Workspaces

  2. I have tried to download 31 workstation! Did not work? don’t know what I could have done wrong, I have 30 and wanted to upgrade!

  3. Bruce Bigby

    Dash to Dock is good, but Dash to Panel is better.

  4. jesse

    No love for Plasma huh?

    It is a shame. Plasma is turning out great! You all should check it out! Another alternative to Gnome in case Gnome does not fit your needs or if you want good integration with GTK and QT apps. Plasma plays nice with both! Fast Desktop too.

    Fedora + Gnome and Fedora + Plasma are both great!

  5. Hello Norman Fuehner.


    Here you have the how to Upgrade Fedora workstation 30 To 31:

    1- Open Terminal and become ROOT.
    sudo dnf upgrade –refresh

    2 – Next command will be:
    sudo dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade

    3 – Next command will be:
    sudo dnf system-upgrade download –releasever=31

    4 – Next command will be:
    sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot

    5 – it will be long process depend on your CPU+RAM.

    6 – you will have to add all the repository’s for Fedora 31 when you will log in to
    your Desktop.
    To help you with that I will add the commands here.
    Then you can add them one After one (remember to Answer with (YES)
    to import the keys to every one of them !!!

    1- sudo dnf install fedora-workstation-repositories

    2- sudo dnf install$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

    3- Install Adobe
    rpm -ivh

    rpm –import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux

    4- Install Adobe Flash Player
    dnf install flash-plugin alsa-plugins-pulseaudio libcurl

    5- sudo dnf groupupdate core

    6- sudo dnf groupupdate multimedia

    7- sudo dnf groupupdate sound-and-video

    8- sudo dnf install rpmfusion-free-release-tainted

    9- sudo dnf install rpmfusion-nonfree-release-tainted

    10 – sudo dnf install libdvdcss

    11- sudo dnf install *-firmware

    12- dnf install dnf-utils

    13 – hope that will help you with the process.

    Good Luck.

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