GNOME is a free and open-source desktop environment for Unix-like operating systems. It is the default desktop environment on Fedora.

Cheatsheet

Check the installed version of GNOME:

gnome-shell --version

Restart GNOME:

  • Press Alt+F2
  • Type r and hit Enter.

Details/components

Tray/Legacy Tray

  • Long-running applications used to add themselves to the GNOME Shell Legacy Tray.

  • Use TopIcons Plus GNOME Extension to bring the icons back.

Applications

Shortcuts are configured using desktop entry files, which are usually found in /usr/share/applications/myapp.desktop, e.g.:

#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open
[Desktop Entry]
Categories=Utility;
Comment=A desktop agnostic launcher
Exec=albert
GenericName=Launcher
Icon=albert
Name=Albert
StartupNotify=false
Type=Application
Version=1.0