Tweak Ubuntu - with Ubuntu Tweak 0.3.x

Tweak Ubuntu the old fashioned way. Well if old fashioned is using a GUI interface (like TweakUI for Windows) instead of command line tweak, then this is it!

I got the latest release of Ubuntu Tweak v0.3.x and tried it out. It allows beginner users of Ubuntu who aren't familiar with tweaking manually in a terminal window and are worried they might mess something up. Its easy to make changes to their system with this tool. You can do Compiz 0.6.2 tweaking, update your startup preferences, and even make some security changes like locking down your gnome panel and printing.

Features of Ubuntu Tweak:
  • View of Basic System Information(Distribution, Kernel, CPU, Memory, etc.)
  • GNOME Session Control
  • Auto Start Program Control
  • Show/Hide and Change Splash screen
  • Show/Hide desktop icons or Mounted Volumes
  • Show/Hide/Rename Computer, Home, Trash icon or Network icon
  • Tweak Metacity Window Manager’s Style and Behavior
  • Compiz Fusion 0.6.2 settings, Screen Edge Settings, Window Effects Settings, Menu Effect Settins
  • GNOME Panel Settings
  • Nautilus Settings
  • Advanced Power Management Settings
  • System Security Settings

    There are seven customizable options available, including tweaking of installed apps, adding/removing startup services, managing desktop preferences with tweaking options of metacity and compiz, changing personal preferences and customizing GNOME, nautilus, Power Management and security options.

    Installation Steps for Ubuntu Feisty/Gutsy/Hardy:

    Open a terminal window, type the command to run geditand modify the sources.list:

    sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

    And put the following two sources in it:

    deb gutsy main
    deb-src gutsy main

    Then update the sources and install or upgrade Ubuntu Tweak:

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

  • Once you have it installed you can upgrade it by running:

    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

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