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Old 07-13-2005, 12:19 PM   #1
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More random questions about Fedora Core from an ex-Windows user


1. When an RPM is installed, where does it go?
I recently installed XMMS, using all the RPMs that I thought were necessary. I also did a YUM update, and it seemed to recognize that XMMS was installed and even updated it. And yet, I can't find any icon or anything indicating that XMMS is actually installed. How am I supposed to know when an RPM is successfully installed, and how am I supposed to know where to access the icon that starts the program?

2. When I click on a folder icon, it always opens a new window. Can I not set Fedora to open things in the same window?

3. Where's my language bar? When I'm in Open Office, or Firefox or anything else, I sometimes want to type in Japanese. I made sure to install Japanese support during the Anaconda install, but I can't see anything that lets me access the feature. In Windows, the language bar was on the bottom of the screen, and I just had to select Japanese from the pop up list. In Fedora...?
 
Old 07-13-2005, 12:40 PM   #2
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For the first question there are two things you can do:

1. Click on Run Application and type xmms
or
2. Bring up a terminal and type xmms

Sorry I can't tell you how to add the icon. I only know that it should be listed in Multimedia.

For you second question do this:

click on
apps --> nautilus --> preferences -->

and check the box for

always_use_browser

And as for your third question I will be unable to answer that because I don't know.
 
Old 07-13-2005, 12:40 PM   #3
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1. To create an icon right click a panel and select 'Add to panel' then 'Custom Application Launcher' and then type in a name, give it an icon and type the programs name in the command part ('xmms' using your example).

2. I have same problem/annoyance, but if you right click a folder you select 'Browse Folder' which opens up something you will recognise as looking like Windows Explorer.
 
Old 07-13-2005, 11:18 PM   #4
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Thank you guys for helping me out there.
I've now got XMMS both running, and an icon in my panel.

Also, by telling me how to get XMMS in my panel, you also gave me a hint on how to get the language settings feature on the panel as well (although it's not behaving correctly yet, at least I know where it is).

I'm not sure what you mean by "Nautilus", though. Is that a window manager of some sort? I can't find it in my list of applications.
 
Old 07-13-2005, 11:21 PM   #5
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Think of Nautilus as the Explorer of Gnome
 
Old 07-13-2005, 11:33 PM   #6
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Okay, I'm now thinking of Nautilus as the Explorer of Gnome.

But can I alter this preference? In Desktop | Preferences | File Management, it doesn't give me the option of handling how windows open.
Is this feature not possible in Gnome, or is there another place to adjust Nautilus?
 
Old 07-13-2005, 11:36 PM   #7
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I think theres some tool called gconf, but Im not really sure. My experience with Gnome was brief. These days Im more of a Xfce+KDE user. Not that this bit of info helps you

Edit: Also, I remember there were some tools called gtweakui. Get your hands on 'em.
 
Old 07-14-2005, 04:53 AM   #8
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just go to desktop > preferences > file management, then click on the behavior tab then under the heading behavior it should say always open in browser windows. Click that and everything should be fine
 
Old 07-14-2005, 05:08 AM   #9
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Thanks ingvildr. Another annoyance bites the dust (I must have not seen it as I was going through the options!)
 
Old 07-14-2005, 07:35 AM   #10
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Aha! I thought "Browser" referred to web browsers. I didn't want to start Firefox every time I opened a folder, so I didn't select it. But I guess the term "browser" is more general than that.

Thanks for pointing that out! Slowly but surely the Fedora interface is becoming easy to work with.
 
  


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