Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Howto install Ubuntu Tweak for ubuntu 8.04

Ubuntu Tweak 0.3.5 released. More info from the developers site here

Ubuntu Tweak is an application designed to configure Gnome in Ubuntu and provides features require you to edit config files and use gconf to alter some internal settings.

It provides some useful desktop and system options that the default desktop installation doesn't provide.

At present, It is only designed for Ubuntu GNOME Desktop, and often follows the newest Ubuntu distribution.

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 settings, Screen Edge Settings, Window Effects Settings, Menu Effect Settins
  • GNOME Panel Settings
  • Nautilus Settings
  • Advanced Power Management Settings
  • System Security Settings
  • Ability to Create your own Shortcut Hotkeys
  • Added more third party sources and applications.
  • Third Party feature now support GPG Key automatic import
  • & more!

Howto Install Ubuntu Tweak:

Simply add the repository via System->Administration->Software Sources then click third party repositories and copy/paste these lines:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ubuntu hardy main

Reload the repository and simply click here to install within your browser if you have apturl installed
You can also search synaptic for ubuntu-tweak or:
sudo apt-get update && apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

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