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Old 10-30-2008, 09:00 PM   #1
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Location: Lurgan, Northern Ireland
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Fine-tuning Fedora. How do I manage files without loads of windows?

Would like to move to Fedora, but I'm having trouble with windows behaviour.

I would like an ubuntu-type situation where every click on a window within a window just moves on to the next directory but uses the same window.

At the moment, I just end up with stacked windows, which I find horrible.

I've tried everything in settings, etc.

I'm sure it's easy, but tell me how to it before my big reinstall (caused by HD crash).

I've trialled Fedora to exhaustion on Live CD and I like it enough to want to install it, but I'd be grateful if someone could tell me how to set up the windows management.
Old 10-31-2008, 06:11 AM   #2
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C'mon you don't need to reinstall on that.

Just open a window,
Go to Edit -> Preferences
Do to the Behavior tab in the dialog box
Tick the "Always open in browser window" checkbox
Exit the window

When you start it again, you'll have what you want. Good luck.

I hope you are using a fairly new Fedora system, at least from the same time as your Ubuntu is.
Old 11-02-2008, 01:28 AM   #3
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Brilliant. Really grateful for that. I'd looked in all the "obvious" places but I guess I'm so spoiled by ubuntu that I overlooked the most obvious one of all.

Big help. Thanks again.

Mind you:

Originally Posted by SkyEye View Post
C'mon you don't need to reinstall on that.
Unfortunately, I do need to reinstall. This is a genuine HD crisis, not software-related.

The data edge-connector has vibrated itself to the point of no return and I just hope I can keep it in there long enough to get everything off of it.

It only works at a particular angle (propped up with a book, an MP3 player and a cup).

I love ubuntu and would happily keep with it, but this crisis seems to be an ideal opportunity to try a new distro.


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