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how-to-tweak-ubuntu 11.04

How to tweak Ubuntu 11.04 : Install ‘Ubuntu Tweak’

Ubuntu 11.04 (code named as ‘Natty Narwhal’) or any other Linux distribution, isn’t so easy to configure/customize, for a windows guy. That’s where Ubuntu Tweak will help a lot, it makes Ubuntu customization much easier. Ubuntu 11.04 got new desktop – ‘Unity’ as the default desktop, which is probably difficult to customize as compared to Gnome 2.3 (or may be Gnome 3.0), that’s why this post will help you in installing that small application (or tool or utility) – ‘Ubuntu Tweak’ Latest version 0.5.10.

Ubuntu Tweak : Configure Ubuntu in much easier way

Ubuntu Tweak is a free and open source application, that will allow you to explore new options and settings in Ubuntu, that you don’t get with Default Desktop Environment (GNOME or Unity or KDE).

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Important Features of Ubuntu Tweak

  • session control
  • easier management of startup programs
  • control login settings
  • power management settings
  • explore basic system information
  • configure compiz
  • panel configuration

Installing Ubuntu Tweak on Ubuntu 11.04

#1 : Download the Application – Ubuntu Tweak from it’s website.

Download Ubuntu Tweak

#2 : Install it by opening with Ubuntu Software Center (Right Click -> Select) or from Command Line. TO install from command line type –

sudo dpkg -i ubuntu-tweak_0.5.10-1_all.deb

#3 :That’s all..if any dependencies problem occurs, like python < 2.7, then reinstall the Python version >= 2.7.

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how to tweak ubuntu 10.04-installing Ubuntu-Tweak

Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx) is very fast and easy to customize but desktop settings and system configuration is still not so easy for the new users who just migrated from windows based system.That’s why in this post you will learn about a software(tool) that you can use to customize Ubuntu 10.04 in much simple way.That application name is ubuntu tweak,a free and open source software.

Tweaking Ubuntu 10.04 by Using Ubuntu-Tweak

Ubuntu-Tweak is an application for configuring ubuntu in more easy way and useful for both novice and advanced users.It allows you to change the look and behavior of desktop as well as to administrate system configuration that is usually not available in the GNOME or KDE desktop.

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A quick look at some important features of Ubuntu-Tweak

  • view basic information of your computer(CPU,Memory,Kernel,Distro..)
  • GNOME Session Control
  • Manage Startup programs
  • control desktop and mounted volume icons i.e whether they will apear and not.
  • Change Nautilus settings
  • Panel settings of GNOME
  • Power Management Settings with Advanced options
  • Security settings of the computer
  • other applications settings like Compiz

How to install ubuntu-tweak on Ubuntu 10.04

Method-A(From GUI)
1. Download ubuntu-tweak_0.5.4.1-1_all.deb file from the official website(Link is given below) of ubuntu tweak.
download ubuntu tweak

2. Then click on Download Now and open the file with GDebi package installer or just save it on your computer.

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3. After the completion of downloading,installation process will begin automatically(If you have selected 2nd option in the above step then right click on the file and open with Gdebi package installer).A new window will appear click on install package to begin installation.

installing ubuntu-tweak

4.Installation will finish within a minute.

5. That’s all..Now you are ready to tweak your ubuntu computer.

Method-B(From Command Line Interface)
1. Open ubuntu terminal or shell from Applications->Accessories->Terminal or Hit CTRL+ALT+T.

2. Run the Following Command(Enter you login password if required)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

3. That’s All..you have installed ubuntu-tweak successfully.

Using Ubuntu-Tweak
Click on Applications->System Tools->Ubuntu Tweak to start the application(ubuntu tweak).Now select the options from right sidebar and customize you system and desktop settings it in few mouse clicks.

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