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Using the Favourites List in Fedora

Adding an Application to the Favourites List

Finding your main applications each time you want to use them is a bit laborious so Fedora 15 (-and other Linux flavours using Gnome 3), allows you to add applications to the Favourites List on your desktop. This allows you to quickly locate and launch the commonly used programs on your PC and works very much like the Unity launcher in Ubuntu 11.04 and above.

Once running, the application will automatically be added to the "Favourites List" until you exit the application -at which point it will be removed..

To add an application to the Favourites List, you first need to find and invoke the application - as directed in the previous section. Once running, the application will automatically be added to the "Favourites List" until you exit the application -at which point it will be removed. In order to permanently add the application as a favourite, you need to right click the application icon in the Favourites List and choose the "Add to Favorites" option:

Right Clicking an Application in the Favourites

The application will then be available from the "Favourites List" from then onwards.


Using the Favourites List

If you are unsure which application an icon represents in the favourites area, just hover the mouse over the icon for a second or two and the name of the application will be displayed underneath the icon:

Hovering Mouse over the Favourites List

If the application is already running when you left-click it's icon, then you will be taken directly to that window (-even if it is in another workspace). If you right-click the application in the favourites list, you will also see any open windows for that application listed at the top of the menu - click on any of these entries to jump to the relevant window:

Right Clicking an Application in the Favourites 2

If you wish to open a new window for an application that is already running then you need to right-click the application in the favourites list and choose the middle option ("New Window").


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