How to fix the fedora desktop
July 19, 2014
This is one way to fix fedora's desktop and make it usable. The following works successfully on fedora 16, it may also work on later versions.
find and start up a terminal window: applications --> terminal
install yumex: yum install yumex (for later usage)
install the Xfce desktop: yum groupinstall "Xfce"
when logging back in: click below the user name and select "xfce"
log back in
when at the first log in, the Xfce welcome screen will pop up:
"Welcome to the first start of the panel"
be sure to select: default panel setting
and NOT the "one blank panel"
now the desktop panels should be adjustable,
The following will ruin the log in screen and not allow the user
yum groupremove "Xfce" (therefore, do not use it)
If for some reason the Xfce panels don't start up,