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).

how-to-tweak-ubuntu 11.04

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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  1. Why on earth are you installing a package in Ubuntu by downloading it and installing through dpkg?

    The correct way would be to execute the following commands:

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

    1. why is that the “correct” way, you do relies that apt uses dpkg to install applications onto the system right? So there for by just manually downloading the file and then running dpkg you are in sense doing the exact something as just letting apt download and install it for you, the only difference is you don’t need to add the repository to apt.

      1. Because then you have the repository and you will get updates offered to you when they appear in the repository, rather than having just the one version and hoping it won’t get updated (or worse, have security vulnerabilities). Manually installing packages is something ancient, from the 90’s, and you shouldn’t do it. Always add a repository to your apt and install through apt, that’s the modern way of doing things.

  2. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak
    Is much better Thanks Tom!

  3. perhaps, but for those of us learning, simply using the software manager is comforting. however im trying to become acquainted with terminal. and learn how to do updates and various functions. terminal is handy i must say. just confusing at first. i only now know what sudo does LOL

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