I solved it partially, I thought about removing the “Fedora Worktation” group but there were a few packages that I didn’t want to remove. In the end I just ran
dnf remove \*gnome\* and checked what was going out. The only application in my case that I wanted to keep was Lutris, which was easilly reinstalled with no loss since the config files were all kept. With that I managed to remove the more disruptive gnome dependencies, like Nautilus that would pop up sometimes despite not beeing the default file browser.
Its important to note, if you want to remove gnome-shell itself you need to remove it from the list of protected packages in
In the end I wouldn’t say its safe for anyone to do it, I just so hapened to not be using any app that would be removed this way, it could be different in each setup, so I would recommend anyone trying to check carefully the list of removed packages before proceding.
Anyway, turns out KDE isn’t working very well with an HDD ( At least I suspect that’s the problem ) so I reinstalled gnome-shell while I figure that out.
dnf group install “Fedora Workstation” did the job perfectly, I had to do very little to get my gnome environment to the way it was before I made the change.