Join Scott Simpson for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the GNOME Shell with keyboard shortcuts, part of Learning Fedora Linux.
- While navigating the GNOME Shell…is designed to be used with a mouse or touch interface…you can navigate it around pretty effectively…with a keyboard as well.…To bring up overview mode press the cmd or windows key,…depending on your hardware,…or press alt + F1.…On a Mac you may need to press fn + opt + F1.…If you're using Virtual Box on a Mac, like I am here,…the cmd key shortcut won't work for you…because it's the same as Virtual Box's host key.…I'll press esc to leave that.…Alt + F2, or on a Mac laptop fn + opt + F2…brings up the Command window.…
This lets you send commands to GNOME,…including the names of installed applications.…For example, I can launch Firefox…and I'll bring up the Command window again.…And I can launch, oh let's say Shotwell,…a photo manager.…Switching between open apps can be accomplished…by pressing alt + tab.…And I'll open up a Terminal window.…Now I'll go back into the overview mode…and I'll ctrl + click the icon.…That opens up a second window of the same application.…As you can see now I have two Terminal windows.…
- What is Fedora Linux?
- Downloading and installing Fedora
- Navigating the GNOME Shell
- Working with files and folders
- Working at the command line
- Configuring Fedora Server
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Why don't the VirtualBox Guest Additions install properly on Fedora 23?
A: It seems that the VirtualBox Guest Additions don’t like the version of the X.Org Server software that comes with the Fedora 23 ISO. Before installing the additions, make sure to run:
sudo dnf update
This will get the latest version of X.Org Server (currently 1.18). After that, restart the VM. Then run:
sudo dnf install gcc kernel-devel-$(uname -r)
This command installs the gcc compiler and updated kernel headers, which the Guest Additions need in order to build themselves. $(uname -r) takes the output of the uname -r command, which returns the current kernel version number, and uses it to request to install the correct version for your system. Then try installing the Guest Additions again. You should see "Installing X.Org Server 1.18 modules [ OK ].” Restart the system again, and the full-screen feature should work.