Today we bring you bad news. According to Ding Zhou, the developer of Tweak Tool, they have decided put an end to the development of this tool which allowed us to customize our Ubuntu in infinite ways.
The truth is that it is not clear to what extent this decision will be final, as it is not the first time such news has come to light. Well in 2012, the death of this tool was already announced. But after a few days, due to user complaints, development resumed where it had left off.
Ubuntu Tweak was a tool written in Python that allowed us customize our Ubuntu in a huge range of possibilities. With it we could customize from the look and feel of the Unity Dash, to the GTK + theme of the windows, or even the size of the system font. Moreover, as we could see on its website, which already seems to have disappeared, these were (are) some of its most notable features:
- Basic system information (distribution, kernel, CPU, memory)
- GNOME Session Control.
- Automatic launch of applications.
- Customize the welcome screen.
- Adjust Compiz effects.
- Set Nautilus preferences.
- Manage system energy.
- Show and hide desktop items: icons, volumes, trash, network icon.
- Establish system security.
- Install third-party applications.
- Modify GNOME Panel preferences.
- Do system cleanup: Unnecessary packages and crashes.
- Set keyboard shortcuts.
Still, despite having put an end to its development, yet we can continue to install Ubuntu Tweak Tool on our PCs. As we all know, Ubuntu Tweak is Free Software, Which allows us to use the program whenever we want. Therefore, we can always go to your repository on GitHub, Download the repository (or use git clone if we have knowledge of Git) and compile it manually on our PCs.
It is a pity that tools as useful as Tweak Tool put an end to their development. We know there are countless ways to customize our Ubuntu, but the truth is that Ubuntu Tweak made it very easy for us. Anyway, all we have left is to pray one Our Linux to fire Ubuntu Tweak, and wish good luck to the developer who sure has countless projects in mind. Until the next 🙂