Fedora 15 Tweaks



I used Instapaper to save a number of tweaks to Fedora 15 that I thought I might like after I settled in.  I didn’t want to make a large group of changes to remain behind without giving myself a chance to truly get settled into appreciating a different workflow and point of view on the Desktop.

That being said, the RESTART being missing is driving me nuts in Gnome 3, and as I use LXDE on a number of desktops I still count on a simpler, reduced number of clicks to shutdown and/or restart.  As an experienced Linux Administrator I appreciate and utilize the no-reboot philosophy a great deal and yet, on a new distribution, I find myself rebooting every now and again for my own reasons.  I find these alternatives from a recent post, mislabeled, on Ars Technica.  Specifically I am employing this one:

Users can override this behavior and get the shutdown menu option to show up by holding the alt key when they click the menu. The keyboard modifier is not even remotely discoverable and will leave many users feeling confused when they try to turn off their computer. I had no idea that it existed until I asked on Twitter. During my Fedora 15 testing, I had to shut down the computer by first logging out of GNOME 3.0 and then using the shutdown feature in the login greeter.

Fortunately, there is an easy fix. You simply have to install the gnome-shell-extensions-alternative-status-menu package from the Fedora repository. It will install a GNOME Shell extension that will make the reboot and shutdown menu items permanent, thus obviating the need for the keyboard

I leave it for you to guess whether I will add the alternative package or use the ALT key.