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Tip Of The Day : Add The Show Desktop Widget To The Panel And Configure Keyboard Shortcut To Minimize All Windows - KDE 4.3.3

How to configure keyboard short cut to minimze all windows on KDE 4.3.3 on Fedora

Having the Show Desktop button on the panel is something everyone would want. If you are unable to find the settings follow the instructions below.

1. Install the kdeplasma-addons package.

# yum install kdeplasma-addons -y

2. Add the Show Desktop widget to the panel.

  • Click the Cashew button on the panel - the rightmost corner button
  • Click Add Widgets
  • Click Show Desktop
  • Click Add Widget
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Tip Of The Day : Use dict

Have you fallen in love with the command line? Do you use a graphical browser to visit dictionary sites like

Use dictd.

What does dictd do?

[sudheer@localhost ~]$ yum info dictd
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit
Installed Packages
Name       : dictd
Arch       : i386
Version    : 1.10.11
Release    : 3
Size       : 728 k
Repo       : installed
Summary    : DICT protocol (RFC 2229) command-line client
URL        :
License    : GPL+ and zlib and MIT
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OpenOffice.Org Won't Launch

I encountered this annoying issue today. OpenOffice.Org won't lunch at all. Clicking the icon from the GNOME panel application menu and clicking on a ODS file in nautilus had the same results. I could see the window information 'starting' on the bottom GNOME panel. It would soon disappear.

To troubleshoot the issue, I updated the system. There were new* packages available. Updating the packages didn't fix the issue.

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Remote Desktop

Remote Desktop, a software included with Fedora, enables you to connect to remote computer over the internet. Remote desktop will allow you to see and control your connected PC as though you were sitting directly in front of it. In this post, I will discuss how to set up remote desktop on Fedora 9. Here, I will refer to local system as

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