Howto Tweak Ubuntu
Ubuntu Tweak Features
- GNOME Session Control
- Show/Hide and Change Splash screen
- Show/Hide desktop icons or Mounted Volumes.
- Show/Hide/Rename Computer, Home, Trash icon or Network icon
- Use Home Directory as Desktop
- Compiz Fusion settings, Screen Edge Settings, Window Effects Settings.
- GNOME Panel Settings.
- Nautilus Settings.
- Advanced Power Management Settings.
- System Security Settings.
Install Ubuntu Tweak
First you need to download ubuntu tweak from the following options
for i386 users download from here
For AMD64 users download from here
Download ubuntu tweak using the following command
Now you have .deb package install this package using the following command
sudo dpkg -i ubuntu-tweak_0.2.6-1~ppa1_all.deb
Install from repository for Gutsy
No matter which Ubuntu do you use, open your terminal, type the command to run gedit(or other editor in your opinion) to modify the sources.list
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
And put the two line into it
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ubuntu gutsy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ubuntu gutsy main
Then update the source and install or upgrade Ubuntu Tweak
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak
This will complete the installation
Using Ubuntu Tweak
If you want to open Ubuntu Tweak go to Applications--->System Tools--->Ubuntu Tweak
Once it opens you should see similar to the following screen
Now we will see one by one option
Here you can set session settings,change the splash screen
Here you can change the desktop icons and other options relationg to the desktop
Here you can configure power management and other hardware settings
Here you can configure the system security options
Here you can configure commonly used applications
Ubuntu Tweak Version Details
Project home page check here
nice tutorial, i will try it first on my gutsy
Is ubuntu-tweak for the gutsy version. I have tried install in my feisty, but don’t show up.
Any advise 🙂
currently only gutsy repository available
don’t click “here” to download. go to http://ubuntu-tweak.com/downloads and get the latest
Crashes in Hardy 8.04 RC.
Another day and Hardy will be released.
Thanks for Ubuntu Tweak on Gutsy. I’d like to point out that on Hardy 8.04, the system settings have been improved enough that this software isn’t required. With Gutsy, it was useful for easy access to settings, however with the newer Ubuntu it is really not required, I’m not sure what version ‘Hardy 8.04 RC’ is. I upgraded from 7.10 and recieved a message
‘Sorry! Ubuntu Tweak can only run on Ubuntu 7.04 or 7.10’.
Anyway, thanks for a really useful application to keep me onboard waiting for 8!
I have this application successfully set up in Ubuntu 8.04.1 I used the very first option to install.
For Intrepid use the following commands
sudo dpkg -i ubuntu-tweak_0.4.6-1~intrepid1_all.deb
Very nice, just to let anyone know it has been updated to include the newest version of ubuntu. even the beta version 9.10 Have fun
hey i really haven’t got any idea of these tweak things, is it a must to have internet when installing it..?? ive just downloaded it from the tutorials link, and wrote down the codings and all,,, the second step shows like to an web link,, donno,, please anyone guide me step by step..?? on ubuntu 8.10 and 9.10… pls… Thanks a lot..