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Fedora Software Management Made Easy with Fedy: Your One-Stop Solution for Software and Codecs.

By sk

The Fedora project will not include any package that doesn't comply with Fedora licensing policies in the official repositories. Therefore, Fedora users rely on third-party repositories like RPM Fusion to install proprietary drivers, software, and codecs that Fedora doesn't want to ship due to legal and licensing reasons. In this guide, we will explore what Fedy is and how to install third-party software and multimedia codecs using Fedy on Fedora Linux 39.

What is Fedy?

Fedy is a simple graphical application that allows you to install several third-party applications, development tools, drivers, themes, and utilities in Fedora. Fedy is previously known as Fedora Utils.

It provides a user-friendly interface to easily install various software, codecs, and proprietary drivers that are not included in the official Fedora repositories due to legal and licensing considerations.

You can install everything with a single mouse click! No need to use DNF/YUM or any other CLI/GUI package managers! Fedy will automatically add the respective repositories and install the selected applications.

Fedy is a perfect post-installer application for Fedora that allows you to quickly install frequently used essential applications after a fresh Fedora installation.

Whether you want to install a new software or a codec or apply a tweak, Fedy lets you do it without much hassle.

Please note that Fedy doesn't have its own repository. It will simply search and add the repository(s) which has the required software and automatically install them. It is just like a GUI front-end to the DNF/YUM package manager.

Fedy is free, open source application released under GPLv3. The source code of Fedy is hosted in GitHub.

Install Fedy in Fedora Linux

First, you need to add and enable RPM Fusion repository in your Fedora system:

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

Next, add fedy copr repository using command:

$ sudo dnf copr enable kwizart/fedy

After enabling RPM Fusion and Fedy copr repositories, run the following command to install fedy in Fedora:

$ sudo dnf install fedy -y

Now let us see how to use Fedy to install, remove third-party applications in Fedora.

Install Essential Third-party Applications using Fedy in Fedora

Launch Fedy from the Terminal by using command:

$ fedy

You can also open Fedy from the Application launcher or Dash or Menu.

Launch Fedy in Fedora Linux
Launch Fedy in Fedora Linux

The default interface of fedy will look like below:

Fedy Main Interface
Fedy Main Interface

As you can see, Fedy interface is very simple!

Fedy includes a lot of open and closed source applications, drivers and tools. All packages are categorized under six distinct sections as listed below:

  1. Apps
  2. Development tools
  3. Drivers
  4. Themes
  5. Tweaks
  6. Utilities

Just navigate to any section and install the available application(s). There is a search box on the top right-corner, which helps you to easily find a application to install or a tweak to apply.

Install and Remove Applications

The Apps section includes popular applications such as 1password, Anydesk, Insync, Microsoft teams, OneDrive, Spotify, Steam, WPS office, Zoom and many.

To install any application, just click on the Install button next to the application's name. You will be prompted to enter the sudo password. Once the password is entered, Fedy will add the appropriate repository for the application and install it. It's that simple!

Install Applications via Fedy in Fedora
Install Applications via Fedy in Fedora

You can also remove the installed applications from the Fedy interface as well. No need to use GNOME software or DNF package manager.

Install Development Tools

From Development tools section, you can install various development tools like Android studio, CUDA toolkit, Eclipse IDE, Google Cloud SDK, JetBrains, MongoDB, Oracle JDK, Pycharm, Rstudio, Sublime text, Visual studio code and more.

Install Drivers

The Drivers section in Fedy contains drivers and firmware for audio, video, Bluetooth, GPU, and filesystem etc. In this section, you can also install LTS Kernel as well.

Some of the notable drivers included in Fedy are: Broadcom 802.11 STA driver, Fuse exFAT driver, Intel legacy VAAPI driver, Nvidia GPU driver, and a few more.

Install Themes

Fedy also allows you to change the look and feel of your Fedora desktop. You can make your desktop beautiful by installing popular themes like Flat-remix, Numix, and Papirus themes.

Tweak your Fedora System

This is my favorite section in Fedy. From Tweaks section in Fedora, you can tweak various settings, including the following:

  • Clean junk files,
  • Disable Wayland,
  • Disable mouse acceleration,
  • Add colors to bash prompt and make it fancy,
  • Configure GRUB2,
  • Set SELinux to permissive mode,
  • Enable system-wide touchpad tap-to-click,
  • Fix Intel throttling issues with Lenova notebooks.
Tweak Fedora Linux using Fedy
Tweak Fedora Linux using Fedy

As stated already, all settings can be configured with a single mouse click! No need to edit configuration files and do changes manually. Fedy will set the optimal settings automatically!

Fedy Utilities Section

This is yet another important section in Fedy.

We can install the following from utilities section:

  • Adobe flash browser plug-in and player
  • Archive utilities to compress and extract different file formats
  • Necessary multimedia codecs to encode or decode audio/video streams
  • Enable encrypted DVD playback
  • Microsoft TrueType fonts such as Arial, Times New Roman, and other core Microsoft fonts
  • Oracle JRE to run JAVA applications
  • and theme engines used by GTK themes to draw widgets

Frequently Asked Questions

Here's a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) about Fedy:

Q: What is Fedy?

A: Fedy is a third-party software management tool for Fedora Linux distributions. It simplifies the process of installing additional software, proprietary drivers, and multimedia codecs not found in the official Fedora repositories.

Q: What can I do with Fedy?

A: Fedy allows you to easily install a variety of software, codecs, and drivers that are not included in the official Fedora repositories. This includes popular applications, multimedia codecs, and proprietary graphics drivers.

Q: Is Fedy safe to use on my Fedora system?

A: Fedy is generally considered safe to use, but it's important to download it from a trusted source. Always make sure to verify the authenticity of the software and ensure that it comes from a reputable repository or website.

Q: Does Fedy handle software updates?

A: Fedy primarily focuses on software installation and configuration. It does not handle software updates; you should still use the default package manager (like DNF) for updating your Fedora system.

Q: Can I use Fedy on other Linux distributions?

A: Fedy is specifically designed for Fedora and may not work on other Linux distributions. Other distributions have their own package management systems and tools for software installation.

Q: Is Fedy officially supported by Fedora?

A: No, Fedy is not officially supported by the Fedora Project. It is developed and maintained by the community as a third-party tool.

Q: Is it recommended to use Fedy, or should I stick to official Fedora repositories?

A: Whether to use Fedy or stick to official Fedora repositories depends on your specific needs and preferences. While Fedy can be convenient for adding software and codecs that are not included in Fedora, it's essential to be aware of potential legal and security considerations. It's a good practice to prioritize official Fedora repositories whenever possible and use Fedy cautiously for specific needs.

Q: Is Fedy open-source software?

A: Yes, Fedy is an open-source software, and its source code is available for review and contribution on GitHub.


Fedy is a helpful tool for Fedora Linux users that makes it easy to install extra software, drivers, and multimedia stuff that Fedora doesn't include by default.

As far as I've tested, Fedy appears to be quite useful for Fedora users, especially for newcomers. With Fedy, you can quickly set up a fully functional Fedora desktop with all the necessary applications for both personal and professional use.


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Jalal Hajigholamali September 15, 2021 - 11:36 am

Thanks a lot
Very nice article

TJ October 23, 2021 - 3:37 pm

How to install on fedora Silverblue?


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