11 Things To do After Installing Fedora 33

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1. Always use location entry in Nautilus

This one is driving me crazy, always…
I like to always have a text navigation bar.
Tip: to change it temporarily you can simply invoke ctrl + l

2. RPM Fusion

Need I say more?

3. DNF tweaks

DNF is great and have come a long way since the days of Yum, it can be even better by enabling 3 of its plugins:

4. MS Core Fonts

On Ubuntu and others it is rather easy, but in Fedora it might be painful. There are quiet an amount of guides out there which all redirect to dead link to downloads fonts… However there is this way, provided by RPM Fusion (and is not much documented for a reason)

sudo dnf copr enable dawid/better_fontssudo dnf install -y fontconfig-enhanced-defaults fontconfig-font-replacements

5. How about a mail ?

Well, I am using Gmail and Gsuite with my browser, but I still want the feel of a local mail client sometimes… Fedora developers have knowingly decided not to include a mail client in Fedora. I get this… Thunderbird cowardly refuses to integrate with the OS it is installed on and looks different. Evolution is too bulky, but there’s one little client that should satisfy the average user:

6. Hostname

I might have missed that, but installation had no choice for setting the hostname, but we can easily amend it by invoking the below:

7. Gnome extensions app

Starting Gnome 3.36 there’s an app for managing you extensions, which is strangely not installed by default on Fedora

8. Echo/noise cancellation in PuslseAudio

Recently I have found out that PulseAudio (the sound server) has an option to do echo and noise cancellation, I think it is kinda handy it these Zoom-infused times.

.ifexists module-echo-cancel.so
load-module module-echo-cancel aec_method=webrtc source_name=echocancel sink_name=echocancel1
set-default-source echocancel
set-default-sink echocancel1
.endif

9. Enable Flathub repo in flatpak

Gnome-software by itself already has flatpaks enabled by default, however for the the flatpak command line tool it is not (and well, I like to do things from the terminal) so:

10. Codecs

Note: make sure you’ve installed the RPMFusion-nonfree!
Find more information in RPMFusion’s Multimedia post-install page

11. Natural scrolling

Well I don’t like it.. here’s the terminal command for disabling it , first command if for the mouse, the second one is for the touchpad (if you are using a laptop)
When you’re on a touch screen natural scrolling feels… natural, but it means that your mouse wheel is backwards.

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