Desktop problems with F15-Alpha

Joachim Backes joachim.backes at
Mon Mar 14 12:25:49 UTC 2011

On 03/14/2011 01:13 PM, drago01 wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 10:53 AM, Joachim Backes
> <joachim.backes at> wrote:
>> On 03/14/2011 10:41 AM, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>>> On 03/14/2011 02:56 PM, Joachim Backes wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I installed F15-Alpha (x86_64). Then I switched to the fallback (system
>>>> settings->system info->graphics->forced fallback mode) for getting the
>>>> old gnome desktop behaviour (for some reasons).
>>>> But now having different problems:
>>>> 1. After installing nautilus and nautilus-open-terminal, klicking with
>>>> the right mouse pointer on the desktop does not start a gnome-terminal
>>>> as in previous Fedore versions.
>>>> 2. I cannot change the preferences for a gnome-panel.
>>>> 3. Adding applications to a gnome-panel is not possible.
>>> My understanding is that, all three are intended behaviour since the
>>> panel you see in fallback mode is not the GNOME 2.x equivalent but one
>>> intended to mimic the behaviour of GNOME Shell as much as possible.
>>>> I have to mention that I copied my complete home directory from F14 to
>>>> the F15 home. Is it possible that the usage of my F14 home directory
>>>> (gnome, no gnome-shell) is not recommended in F15?
>>> This isn't the problem
>>> Rahul
>> Thanks for clarification. But then, I see no reasonable usage for
>> nautilus-open-terminal (for example). Why is it installable in F15, if
>> it seems to be unnecessary and superfluous?
> It's not ... it has never been about "open from the desktop"

Are you sure? On all previous Fedora versions, a right click on the
desktop opened a gnome-terminal in ~/Desktop (if nautilus-open-terminal
is installed!).

> but "open
> a terminal in the current directory" which should still work,

I checked, it does.

> As for the panel you can change stuff but instead of a simple right
> click you need to hold down 'Alt' and then right click.

ALT+right click helps! Many thanks!

Joachim Backes <joachim.backes at>

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