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Install Precise Tweak (New Ubuntu Tweak) in Ubuntu 12.04 from PPA

Precise Tweak is the new name of Ubuntu Tweak, a popular application for customizing Ubuntu Desktop. It’s a very popular tool among the desktop users because it allows them to configure/customize their desktop without any hassle (from a simple and easy to use graphical interface).

It provides a lot of options to customize a lot of things. Now, the project has moved to Launchpad (open source project hosting platform, very popular for debian and Ubuntu related projects). So a stable PPA is available for Precise Tweak app. Some of the most important features include – theme options, admin options (for managing packages/applications), Janitor (for removing unwanted packages), login page, etc.

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Installing Precise Tweak (a.k.a Ubuntu Tweak) in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

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

Here are few more snapshots exploring various features of Precise Tweak –

ubuntu-tweak-options

Customizing Themes –

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That’s All. Enjoy :)

Precise Tweak (New Ubuntu Tweak)

How to Tweak Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (precise pangolin) has released. If you’ve been using Unity desktop from the beginning then you might have noticed a lot of improvements (in Unity Interface). Gnome shell also seems better then it was before.

Anyway, after installing few basic things in Ubuntu 12.04  – now it’s time to tweak various settings/options according to your need. Many things has changed a lot in Ubuntu 12.04 e.g Customizing theme is now much harder as compare to older version of Ubuntu (e.g in 10.04, it was much simpler with GNOME 2.3).

Applications for Tweaking Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

1. Precise Tweak – The new version of  ‘Ubuntu Tweak’

Precise Tweak is the new version of Ubuntu Tweak. Ubuntu Tweak was very popular in older version of Ubuntu (with GNOME 2.* Desktop). Now, they have released the new version – suitable for newer version of Ubuntu i.e 12.04. It is a very feature rich application that allow you to customize a lot of things including – Theme, Login Settings, Common Administrative Tasks, Applications Settings (handlers), PPA etc. So using Precise Tweak, it’s very easy to customize Ubuntu 12.04, and it’s Fun :)

Precise Tweak (New Ubuntu Tweak)

In short, it’s a must have application for every one. To install Precise Tweak, simply execute the following commands –

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

2. MyUnity

MyUnity is a simple application for tweaking Unity Desktop settings. It has lot of options to configure Unity such as Launcher settings, Desktop icons, Font settings, Themes, Panel etc. So it’s recommended if Unity is your primary desktop.

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Installing MyUnity in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

In 12.04 LTS, MyUnity has been included in official package repository so you don’t need to add any external PPA. Open a terminal and execute –

sudo apt-get install myunity

3. Gnome Tweak Tool

Gnome Tweak Tool is recommended specially for those who use Gnome Shell Interface in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. It allows you to configure themes, fonts, gnome shell extensions, etc. So it’s required for those who want to tweak Gnome Shell Interface.

gnome tweak tool

How to install Gnome Tweak Tool in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Open a terminal and execute (or you could use your preferred way of installing new things such as from Synaptic Package Manager) –

sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

4. Unsettings

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Unsettings is a cool app for customizing unity settings, recommended for those who loves Unity shell in Ubuntu 12.04. You can easily change panels, dash, icons, themes, fonts, launcher, menu and other settings – without much hassle. To install Unsettings, simply execute the commands (it’s not there in system package repository, so you are recommended to install using the official PPA) –

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:diesch/testing
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unsettings

How to install Ubuntu Tweak in Ubuntu 11.10/12.04

Ubuntu Tweak is a (small and efficient) third party application, released as a Free Software (under GNU GPL), for customizing Ubuntu (11.10/12.04, and of course – older versions such as 11.04/10.10 etc). It has a lot of options to customize a lot of things in easy way (from a nice GUI, rather than the usual command way – which often scares newbies) – so it’s a very useful tool for beginner users.

There are lot of things you can customize using Ubuntu Tweak, like Themes, Fonts, Shortcuts Commands, Window Manager, Nautilus File Manager Settings/Options, Login background/wallpaper and Logo, Desktop Icon settings, Security settings etc – in a couple of clicks. So Ubuntu Tweak is one of the most popular application used for tweaking basic Ubuntu Settings. This is little different from the older version of Ubuntu Tweak, it’s alpha version so use it with caution.

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Install Ubuntu Tweak in Ubuntu 11.10/12.04

Open Terminal and execute the commands – (Add PPA, Update repository cache and install Ubuntu Tweak)

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

Tweaking Ubuntu Settings using Ubuntu Tweak

Tweak Theme Settings/Options

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Although, Gnome Tweak Tools also provide these options to change themes, icons, but tweaking lot of stuffs from one place is good.

File Type Manager

file-type-manager

It will allow you to associate programs with their usual file types.

Buttons and Menus

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Miscellaneous tweak options allow you to change the look and layout of buttons, menus and cursor settings such as blink time, timeout etc.

Login Settings (Logo/background)

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First click on unlock (enter your password); then change login settings such as background image/wallpaper (there is also an option that will set the current wallpaper as login background) and logo.

how to tweak Ubuntu 10.10 using Ubuntu Tweak

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This post will explain about a best application to tweak ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat) settings without any hassle.The application name is Ubuntu – Tweak ,it’s version 0.5.7 has arrived along with the arrival with Ubuntu 10.10.It’s designed to be very easy to use and intended to make the administration and application management easier.Ubuntu Tweak has good gui design and it’s available free as an open source software. Continue reading