How to Tweak Ubuntu

Howto Tweak Ubuntu

This tool is for ubuntu which makes it easy to change hidden system and desktop settings.Ubuntu Tweak is only for GNOME desktop environment.This is still under heavy development and very good utility for ubuntu users.

Ubuntu Tweak Features

  • GNOME Session Control
  • Show/Hide and Change Splash screen
  • Show/Hide desktop icons or Mounted Volumes.
  • Show/Hide/Rename Computer, Home, Trash icon or Network icon
  • Use Home Directory as Desktop
  • Compiz Fusion settings, Screen Edge Settings, Window Effects Settings.
  • GNOME Panel Settings.
  • Nautilus Settings.
  • Advanced Power Management Settings.
  • System Security Settings.

Install Ubuntu Tweak

First you need to download ubuntu tweak from the following options

for i386 users download from here

For AMD64 users download from here

Download ubuntu tweak using the following command


Now you have .deb package install this package using the following command

sudo dpkg -i ubuntu-tweak_0.2.0-1_i386.deb

This will complete the installation

Using Ubuntu Tweak

If you want to open Ubuntu Tweak go to Applications—>System Tools—>Ubuntu Tweak

Once it opens you should see similar to the following screen

Now we will see one by one option

Startup Configuration

Here you can set session settings,change the splash screen

Desktop Configuration

Here you can change the desktop icons and other options relationg to the desktop

Desktop Icons

Compiz Fusion



System Configuration

Here you can configure power management and other hardware settings

Security Configuration

Here you can configure the system security options

Applications configuration

Here you can configure commonly used applications

Ubuntu Tweak Version Details

Project home page check here



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