Howto Tweak Ubuntu

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This tool is for ubuntu which makes it easy to change hidden system and desktop settings.Ubuntu Tweak is only for GNOME desktop environment.This is still under heavy development and very good utility for ubuntu users.

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

wget http://ubuntu-tweak.googlecode.com/files/ubuntu-tweak_0.2.6-1~ppa1_all.deb

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

Startup Configuration

Here you can set session settings,change the splash screen

Desktop Configuration

Here you can change the desktop icons and other options relationg to the desktop

Desktop Icons

Compiz Fusion

GNOME

Nautilus

System Configuration

Here you can configure power management and other hardware settings

Security Configuration

Here you can configure the system security options

Applications configuration

Here you can configure commonly used applications

Ubuntu Tweak Version Details

Project home page check here

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10 thoughts on “Howto Tweak Ubuntu

  1. 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!

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  2. I have this application successfully set up in Ubuntu 8.04.1 I used the very first option to install.

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  3. 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..

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