Friday, December 23, 2011

Ubuntu Tweak 0.6 Released

Version 0.6 of Ubuntu Tweak, the popular third party app for customizing Ubuntu, was released today after spending almost 2 years under development. This new version only supports Ubuntu Oneiric and newer, and Linux Mint 12 and newer.


Options for tweaking Unity, Unity 2D and Gnome Shell have been added. Other major changes include:
  • Redesigned user interface
  • Support for Unity, Unity 2D and Gnome Shell
  • Supports tweaking GTK3 Themes and Fonts
  • Tweaking the LightDM Screen
  • Plugin Support
  • Better organized "Overview" page
Installation

Ubuntu Oneiric and Linux Mint 12 users can install Ubuntu Tweak 0.6 from its PPA. From Terminal, run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

PPA: https://launchpad.net/~tualatrix/+archive/ppa

What's Missing

Ubuntu Tweak 0.6 doesn't support "App Center" and "Source Center" for now, however support for both of them would be added later via plugins. If you can't live without these two important features of Ubuntu Tweak, you can install an older version of Ubuntu Tweak parallel to the latest one and have the goods of both the worlds. For installing the older version, from Terminal, run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/next
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak-0

PPA: https://launchpad.net/~tualatrix/+archive/next


After installing the older version of Ubuntu Tweak from the above PPA, you'd probably want to remove this PPA from your Software Sources so it doesn't update your Ubuntu Tweak 0.6 to the under-development version of Ubuntu Tweak from the same PPA. Search the Dash for 'Software Sources' and open it. On the 'Other Software' tab, disable the 'tualatrix/next' PPA.

Detailed Resources

Ubuntu Tweak's interface is pretty simple and easier to understand. Still, if you are new to Ubuntu Tweak and want to read a detailed guide on it, there is no better place than the official blog:

http://blog.ubuntu-tweak.com/2011/12/23/ubuntu-tweak-0-6-0-released.html

http://blog.ubuntu-tweak.com/2011/09/18/ubuntu-tweak-0-6-beta-is-ready-for-testers-and-developers.html

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