12 best things to do after installing Fedora KDE

New to Fedora KDE Spins?

We have all heard about the Fedora workstation which is recently updated but Fedora is also available in a different desktop environment which is called Fedora Spins so in this post we are going to take a look at things to do after installing Fedora KDE 37.

We can see a lot of guides about how to set up a fedora workstation but no separate guide about what to do after installing Fedora KDE.

Things to do after installing Fedora KDE

Fedora Spins come with a lot of different Desktop environments but we gonna take a look at Fedora KDE where you can do some basic things and make your fedora KDE experience much better.

Make DNF faster

Fedora comes with a DNF package manager and sometimes all fedora users think that their package manager is so slow but it’s not you have to do some tweaks to make dnf work faster.

The reason that Fedora doesn’t optimize so we gonna do the first things to do after installing Fedora KDE is to Make DNF after.

we gonna edit DNF config file and we gonna use a fast mirror and max parallel downloads so we get optimal speed while downloading and updating our system.

sudo nano /etc/dnf/dnf.conf

After you open your dnf config file you have to add 2 lines for fast mirror and parallel downloads.

congier dnf to donwnload faster

After updating you can exit nano by using ctrl+x then Y and enter

Update our system

As we all know before doing anything on Linux you should update your system so we have updated our system before doing things after installing fedora KDE.

sudo dnf update

Touchpad settings

If you are a laptop user like me then you have to update the touchpad setting so that you can use tap to click and natural scrolling with these settings we can use your laptop touchpad easily you don’t gonna have to press.

If you are a Desktop user then you can skip this step also.

touchpad settings things to do after intalling fedora kde

Enable RPM Fusion Repository

RPM Fusion Repository is recommended to add more software where you can find non-free and free-repository.

Here’s a command to enable the free RPM Repository:

sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

For the Nonfree RPM Repository,

sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

this is the best thing to do after installing fedora KDE where we can install anything from this repository.

Add Flathub Repository

Flathub is the most important thing to do after installing fedora KDE because we can find almost every application here. I know some people don’t like to use flatpak, Snap, and AppImages but for our work, I think we should use them.

Fedora comes with preinstalled Flatpak but we need to enable the Flathub repository to install applications

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

Enable Floating Panel in KDE

In the latest KDE Plasma, they introduced a Floating Panel which is so good for me and you should also try I know some people don’t like when they use full-screen windows then our panel defloat.

floating panel

tiling window manager

For my workflow, I always need the TIling window system so that I can research and write side by side that is the reason I use a tiling window manager.

On the Gnome system, we can use pop os tiling window but on KDE PLasma we have 2 options I think one works best for me that was KWIN Bismuth.

It integrates with KDE Desktop itself and you can install it with these commands:

sudo dnf install bismuth

KDE tweaks to make look good

People love KDE for customizations but I like how KDE look out of the box we are Linux user and we are always picky about our desktops.

Here you can don some tweaks to improve look and feel of KDE

  • Floating Panel
  • Fractional scaling because my laptop display
  • bismuth tiling
  • themes and icons
  • some windows tweaks

Installing the best essential Applications

we all use some basic essential applications so our work doesn’t stop here are some useful applications to install on Fedora KDE.

  • Browser – firefox or chromium
  • markdown editor
  • Video Player if you don’t like KDE default
  • Image optimization tools like yoga
  • rpm package installer

You can install these applications using KDE Software center DISCOVER which works best for me on the KDE system we don’t need any third-party software center.

Firewall configuration

A firewall is the most important thing to do after installing fedora KDE because this provides us with an extra security protection layer.

this comes pre-installed on Fedora KDE Spins so just enable it.

Night light

A night light is essential for our eye protection if we use our system for long hours. You can enable it using the KDE setting panel.

  • you can find it under the settings
  • Display and monitor and under this we gonna find the Night color which is turned off by default.

Battery and power management

for laptop users, this is the most important thing to do after installing fedora KDE. because with this we can increase our laptop battery time. I think with this we can increase our laptop battery by around 1 hour without doing any customizations.

sudo dnf install tlp tlp-rdw

Closing notes on what to do after installing fedora KDE

If you are a gnome user and using fedora you can give it a try fedora KDE spin and I grate you that you gonna love this operating system. When I started using KDE Neon that time I used KDE Desktop for the first time and now I kind of like it.

Here we share some best things to do after installing fedora KDE. I hope you like it

if you have any doubts about fedora KDE plasma and any other Linux system you gonna find a lot of useful guides on our website you can also check out these and if you wanna connect with users you can also connect with users on social media and contact us page. I hope you liked it.

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