Graphical tools for configuring Ubuntu

With the permission of the blog owner I will do a few posts about Ubuntu on this blog ๐Ÿ™‚ Especially try to focus on the Ubuntu configuration, Small tips and useful programs.

Today I will talk about 2 graphics applications that surely many will know but I’m sure some still do not know. As for setting up Ubuntu what I have noticed is that half of the statuses are using graphical interfaces and the other half using the console. With these 2 applications this will change and much more than half of the settings can be done graphically (I still prefer the console: P)

Ubuntu Tweak


Ubuntu Tweak

The first one I know came out with a good amount of settings that saved us a lot of time. Many times one had to follow pages with tutorials in which various console commands and file editing were indicated, with Ubuntu pinching many of these things being done with a click.

The program allows you to configure many things:

  • Gnome panels
  • Desk in general
  • sessions
  • General system cleaning
  • Compiz, Metacity
  • Nautilus
  • security
  • backups
  • Among many more functions.

The last of all the added features is backup. It allows us to back up how our desktop is and if we have a problem or are experiencing and something goes wrong then we can go back to a previous state.

Installing Ubuntu pinch is easy, open a console and type each of the following commands separately:

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




Ailurus is the alternative to ubuntu pinch by configure ubuntu. It has even more options. allows:


  • Install software and configure
  • Change Gnome options
  • Show information about your hardware
  • Quickly enable some third-party repositories
  • clear cache
  • Application enhancements (Nautilus, Firefox, etc.)
  • And more …

To install it is as easy as before:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ailurus
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ailurus

In short the two applications serve to make our lives easier and even to optimize Ubuntu or its applications … I hope they serve and say goodbye until the next ๐Ÿ™‚

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