Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ubuntu Tweak

If you use windows and like to change things that normally are either very hidden or are simply not given as an option to you then you probably use one of the famous tweak tools, such as TweakXP, or Microsoft's Power Toys add on.

Thankfully for those of us who use Ubuntu, their is available an app called Ubuntu Tweak.

As it states on their homepage, in the 'home' tab:

"Ubuntu Tweak is an application to config Ubuntu easier for everyone.

It provides many useful desktop and system options that the default desktop environment doesn't provide.

With its help, you will enjoy with the experience of Ubuntu!"

Here is a list of some of the features available though Ubuntu Tweak:

Features of Ubuntu Tweak

* View of Basic System Information (Distribution, Kernel, CPU, Memory, etc.)
* GNOME Session Control
* Auto Start Program Control
* Quick install popular applications
* A lot of third-party sources to keep applications up-to-date
* Clean unneeded packages or cache to free disk space
* Show/Hide and Change Splash screen
* Show/Hide desktop icons or Mounted Volumes
* Show/Hide/Rename Computer, Home, Trash or Network icon
* Tweak Metacity Window Manager's style and behaviour
* Compiz Fusion settings, Screen Edge Settings, Window Effect Settings, Menu Effect Settings
* Set the Shortcuts to archive quicker access your favourite applications
* GNOME Panel Settings
* Nautilus Settings
* Advanced Power Management Settings
* System Security Settings
* And many other in process...

If you would like this app for yourself, it's available at