Install ROSA Launcher on Fedora 18 KDE

SimpleWelcome is the default menu on ROSA Linux KDE. Like the Takeoff Launcher, it is a fullscreen menu, but with a few more features.

This article shows how to install and use it in place of the Kickoff Menu, the default menu style on Fedora 18 KDE (Spherical Cow).

The package is already in the repository, so you do not have to do anything special. Just install it from the command line or via Apper, the graphical package manager on Fedora. From the command line, typing yum install rosa-launcher will install it. Searching for “rosa” in Apper will also help you to install it.
Install ROSA Launcher Fedora 18

Installing it is the first step. The next step is to add the widget to the panel. To do that, right-click on the panel and select Panel Options > Add Widgets.
Add Widget Fedora 18 KDE

Typing “simple” in the search field should bring up SimpleWelcome in the search result. Double-click it to add it to the panel. If you like your new menu, you may now remove the Kickoff menu from the panel.
Add ROSA SimpleWelcome Widget Fedora 18 KDE

This is SimpleWelcome’s Welcome tab. By default, the Recent Applications section is empty, but it will be gradually populated as you launch and use applications.
Fedora 18 SimpleWelcome Welcome Tab

The Application’s tab.
Fedora 18 SimpleWelcome Applicstions Tab

The TimeFrame tab.
Fedora 18 SimpleWelcome TimeFrame Tab

Related Posts

Screenshot preview of GNOME 3.18 on Fedora 23 Fedora 23 beta 1 is the final pre-release version of what will become Fedora 23, which is scheduled for release on October 27 (2015). Together with...
How to configure a network interface on Pardus 2009.1 Pardus 2009.1 is the latest release of the desktop-oriented, Linux distribution from Onur Küçük and his crew in Turkey. It is one of those distros tha...
Tweak Pear Linux Comice OS 4 dock Some tasks in Linux are so easy to do that you think writing a tutorial about them would be a waste of time, until you start seeing significant search...
How to install Ubuntu 11.04 on a btrfs file system The default journaling file system on non-boot partitions on Ubuntu 11.04 is ext4. Other journaling file systems supported are ext3, xfs, jfs, reiserf...
Disk encryption on Fedora 13 Disk encryption is one very important tool that you can use to enhance the physical security posture of our computer, and Fedora is the only distribut...
Guide to writing NGINX rewrite rules Looking for a definitive guide to crafting Nginx rewrite rules? Today is your lucky day! The folks at Nginx have published just what you're loo...

We Recommend These Vendors

Launch an SSD VPS in Europe, USA, Asia & Australia on Vultr's KVM-based Cloud platform starting at $5:00/month (15 GB SSD, 768 MB of RAM).

Deploy an SSD Cloud server in 55 seconds on DigitalOcean. Built for developers and starting at $5:00/month (20 GB SSD, 512 MB of RAM).


  1. Facebook login does not connect. :(

  2. Pingback: Links 22/1/2013: Linux Outpaces Market Share of Windows, Mozilla Phone, Fedora Reviews Aplenty | Techrights

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *