Workarounds for common F18 bugs

I've been using the Fedora 18 pre-release for a couple of months now, and am generally happy with how it works.  I filed quite a few bugs, some got resolved, some not.  Here's a list of things that don't work as they used to in the past, with workarounds so they may help others:

Other than these, a couple of bugs that affect running F18 in virtual machines: