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Following a fresh hardware install I found "GNOME Tweaks" in the Software app and installed it. Subsequently I ran in terminal:

sudo apt install gnome-tweak-tool

To my surprise it installed another package, not an upgrade.

The Tweak Tool works fine, but I'm wondering if I now have 2 versions of the tool installed, and if so which one should I remove?

Update
I found out that gnome-tweaks is the prime package to have installed:

$ apt show gnome-tweaks
...
Breaks: gnome-tweak-tool (<= 3.27.4)
Replaces: gnome-tweak-tool (<= 3.27.4)
APT-Manual-Installed: yes
...

$ apt show gnome-tweak-tool
...
Source: gnome-tweaks
Depends: gnome-tweaks
...
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Yes, the gnome-tweaks-tool package and gnome-tweaks are the same application. The package was renamed to gnome-tweaks with Ubuntu 18.04, but it continues to provide gnome-tweak-tool as a transitional package, which can safely be removed (is used for those who upgrade), as you can see here: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-tweaks/3.28.1-1

  • Just one pointer, the change of name actually happened before 18.04. This was introduced with GNOME version 3.26 (hence Ubuntu 17.10) (see the release notes). – pomsky Sep 16 at 5:19
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GNOME Tweaks is the new name for GNOME Tweak Tool as stated in the accepted answer. The release notes of GNOME 3.26 (Ubuntu 17.10) states:

  • Tweak Tool has been renamed to Tweaks and has gained three new settings: a switch to move window buttons to the left or right, a Disable While Typing option for touchpads and an option to show the battery percentage in the top bar. There has also been a good amount of clean up and refinement.

For a full list of tweak tools in 18.04 (I'm using Unity Tweak Tool) run this command:

$ apt list | grep tweak
gajim-rostertweaks/bionic,bionic 1.0.0-3 all
gnome-tweak-tool/bionic,bionic 3.28.1-1 all
gnome-tweaks/bionic,bionic 3.28.1-1 all
mate-tweak/bionic,bionic 18.04.16-1 all
mousetweaks/bionic,bionic,now 3.12.0-4 amd64 [installed]
tweak/bionic 3.02-2 amd64
unity-tweak-tool/bionic,bionic,now 0.0.7ubuntu4 all [installed]

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