Top-10 things to do after installing Fedora 23 to make as user friendly

Fedora 23 was out. we have already prepared article for Fedora upgrade 23 to Fedora 23. Also we prepared article for fresh installation of Fedora 23. It’s not enough to make your Desktop as user friendly. We have to tweak & adjust some settings and install additional software’s to make your Desktop easier as well as better performance for more user friendly.

1) Check for updates

Make sure your system upto date. How to check and do ? It’s very simply, you can do by hitting below command on your terminal. It will ask you to confirm for update, here you can see how much MB/KB going to upgrade, its purely depends on your system package which you have installed.

# Updating packages to latest version #
[email protected] [~]$ sudo dnf update
Fedora 23 - x86_64                              976 kB/s |  43 MB     00:44    
Fedora 23 - x86_64 - Updates                    411 kB/s | 5.3 MB     00:13    
Last metadata expiration check performed 0:00:02 ago on Tue Nov 10 18:11:12 2015.
Dependencies resolved.
 Package                      Arch   Version                      Repository
 kernel                       x86_64 4.2.5-300.fc23               updates  47 k
 kernel-core                  x86_64 4.2.5-300.fc23               updates  20 M
 kernel-modules               x86_64 4.2.5-300.fc23               updates  18 M
 NetworkManager               x86_64 1:1.0.6-8.fc23               updates 2.0 M
 xorg-x11-server-common       x86_64 1.18.0-0.6.20151027.fc23     updates  44 k
 xorg-x11-server-utils        x86_64 7.7-17.fc23                  updates 189 k
 zenity                       x86_64              updates 3.4 M

Transaction Summary
Install    3 Packages
Upgrade  218 Packages

Total download size: 386 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y

2) Install Gnome Tweak Tool & dconf editor

By default GNOME 3 settings and options are looking good and you want make your desktop settings to more more, alternatively you can install Gnome Tweak Tool & dconf editor which will give lots of cool options which was not there in GNOME Application. This will make your desktop more beautiful.

# unity tweak tool installation #
[email protected] [~]$ sudo dnf install gnome-tweak-tool dconf-editor


Magesh Maruthamuthu

Love to play with all Linux distribution

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  • Maxine Alsop

    great article very in depth but not to geeky. would like see review of Mint currently running 17.0

  • What a marvelous community contribution. Thank you very much. This has been most helpful and an excellent way to start my adventure in the world of Linux!

  • Peter Zaal

    google chrome repos not available for fedora 23 and or 22 ; not working

  • huge

    Hi Getting an error with the adobe flash area

    sudo rpm –import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
    error: /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux: import read failed(2).

    • Clean your cache and retry it.

  • Ben Southern_Gentleman #fedora

    issues a) download chrome from select the yum repo
    b:) for skype download the n cd Downlaods sudo dnf install ./skype

  • Ben Southern_Gentleman #fedora

    Please remove Fedy and its kin, Fedy is malware/spyware and it also overwirites core fedora files
    Please Stop recommending it

    • Thanks for your suggestion, will discuss with admin team and take further action.

  • Unixer

    Great recommendations Magesh! I would also recommend infinality for better font rendering:
    Also i think you may have made an error in the install steam section, you put dropbox.repo instead of steam.repo in the nano edit portion.
    Keep up the good work

    • Unixer

      Also i think localinstall may have been deprecated.

      • @Unixer,
        Once again thank you so much for pin pointing the issue which will help future user to get complete and clean article. Yes, Its deprecated and i have modified the article according that.

    • @unixer,
      Good catch and modified the article.

  • Jonathan B

    Would be nice if Skype actually worked.
    Followed the instructions, get Segmentation fault (core dumped)
    This on a Fedora 23 system, fully updated

    • @Jonathan,
      Thanks for your valid update. can you please try now with below steps.

      $ sudo wget
      $ sudo dnf localinstall skype-
      $ sudo yum -y install libXv.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 qt.i686 qt-x11.i686 pulseaudio-libs.i686 pulseaudio-libs-glib2.i686 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i686

  • Aidan Romero

    Dropbox is a good service for sync. Arent you concerned about all the cloud hacks these days? Have you tried Binfer? Here’s about direct file sharing

  • Jac

    brilliant stuff mate. cheers

  • Pat

    I started using Redhat years ago, RH5 i think. didn’t know anything about computers or linux. lost track of Redhat after Cedora Core started using the unity desktop. hated that. went a few years using Mint, Ubuntu, and they are all great os’s, but i decided to give Fedora a try again, with 23. installed it, not crazy about the workstation version, found spins, and here i am on 23MATE-compiz d.e. a bit of a challenge getting it to install smoothly into ubuntu bootloader. however i now have 6 os’s running out of ubuntu bootloader, and this is probably going to be my favorite. Fedora rocks again, thanks to the Spins, and your handy little treatment of it. Great Fedora site, thanks much for all your efforts.

    • @Pat,
      Nice to hear your words. Fedora also good distro rpm based system. I’m using Fedora more than 3 years, still loving to play most of the time with Fedora…) Keep rocking, hands of to Open-Source…)

  • William

    Thanks! This article is very good! I love fedora

    • @William,
      Nice to hear, Thank you so much for your prompt replay. We also good to work with fedora.

  • Nice article Magesh. Btw, you typed dnf twice on “sudo dnf dnf -y install postinstallerf” part

    • @Santoso,
      Its typo, we have corrected now. Thank you so much to bring it our notice.

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