Friday, August 24, 2012

How to Install Ubuntu Tweak via PPA?

     Ubuntu Tweak is an all in one configuration tool which is exclusively designed for the Ubuntu GNOME desktop. Ubuntu Tweak is so special when its comes to functionality because with this tool you can configure your system and desktop settings which the default desktop environment provide. Ubuntu Tweak is an open source project and so it is free to download. 
     Ubuntu Tweak can be either downloaded from the website or installed via terminal. Since, working with terminal is fun, efficient and time saving let me guide on installing Ubuntu Tweak via PPA.

Step 1:
    • Launch terminal and type the following command,
        • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa
    • Press Enter.
    • After you press Enter you will be prompted to enter your administrator password so type your password and press Enter.
    • Then you will prompted with a message in the terminal which says
      • You are about to add the following PPA to your system: The official Ubuntu Tweak stable repository More info: Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it
    • Press Enter to continue.
    • Wait for the PPA to verify the source.
    • The PPA will be successfully added to the system.

Step 2:
    • Now you need to update the package manager with the  command,
        • sudo apt-get update
    • Wait for the update to be completed.

Step 3:
    • The final step is installing Ubuntu Tweak.
        • sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak
    • After pressing Enter type your administrator password and press Enter.
    • You will be prompted to download certain amount of data from the web so type y and press Enter.
    • Wait for the installation to complete. 
Step 4:
    •  Launch the application from the terminal using the command,
        • nohup ubuntu-tweak &

     Now, you can work your way through the tool to configure your desktop based on your needs. Ubuntu Tweak is an efficient and faster tool for the users. Hope the information would help you get started with this application.

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