Ubuntu Tweak Is Now Officially Terminated

The creator and maintainer of the once popular Ubuntu Tweak utility, Tualatrix Chou, recently announced that the Ubuntu Tweak utility project is no longer under maintenance starting from May 2, 2016.

For those that may not know, Ubuntu Tweak was one of the most downloaded applications that makes configuring Ubuntu OS easier for everyone. It allows tweaking of many useful desktop and system configuration options which are unavailable via native system tools.

Tualatrix Chou posted a short announcement to inform the community that Ubuntu Tweak will no longer be developed.

Shortly, he will shut down completely the Ubuntu Tweak Blog and the main ubuntu-tweak.com website, which is now inaccessible, and next year Tualatrix Chou will stop the domain name renewals.

Alternative to Ubuntu Tweak

Currently the best known alternatives to Ubuntu Tweak is the Unity Tweak Tool for Unity Desktop and Gnome Tweak Tool for Gnome Shell. You can easily install both tools via the Ubuntu Software App or via PPA below:

  • Install Unity Tweak Tool from PPA
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:freyja-dev/unity-tweak-tool-daily
    
    sudo apt-get update
    
    sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool

  • Install Gnome Tweak Tool from Ubuntu Software Center
  • gnome tweak

    For those that might still be interested in installing Ubuntu Tweak on their machine, following the steps below as the last release will still be available in PPA:

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