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Ubuntu Tweak is a third-party application designed to make configuring Ubuntu easier for everyone.

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Freeing up Ubuntu system resources?

I have an old laptop I run Ubuntu on. However the capacity of this pc is small, so I have to clean often. But opening the file with the commands, copying and pasting into the terminal, gets boring ...
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lubuntu extra apps website's methods not working!

https://lubuntu.me/get-extra-apps-for-lubuntu/ when I tried these steps it just resulted : Unable to locate package lubuntu-tweaks Unable to locate package xombrero
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Installing GNOME Shell extentions using apt or apt-get? Is it possible?

I have installed gnome-tweaks and gnome-shell-extensions using: $ sudo apt install gnome-tweaks $ sudo apt install gnome-shell-extensions Now, I am interested in installing few extensions. I want to ...
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Downloading mongoDB error

Last month downloaded mongoDB onto my Ubuntu 20.04 using sudo apt install mongodb-org I found the package, installed it and mongodb was working fine. I however deleted it and when I try reinstalling ...
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Ubuntu Screen not working after logging in

I have a ubuntu 20.04. After logging in, the screen gets white and shows "Oh no! Something has gone wrong, pls log out and try again" After log out. I get back to my login screen and then same thing ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS stops working

I'm not a master but also not a beginner in the linux system, I've installed Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS on dual boot with windows 10 and I've been facing a big issue in the Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS. The issue is ...
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How do i disable W button on keyboard?

My laptop has some problem in W button due to which i am unable to work properly. Is there anyway to disable W button ? I have tried xmodmap but its not working now.
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Making custom gdm theme

I want to make my own gdm theme. I know that I can simply edit the ubuntu.css file and try restarting again, but is there better way to do the same ? I have searched the gnome page for it and i was ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Try to “sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa” failed

I try to add ppa for install Ubuntu Tweak, but I can't do this. Terminal print: Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:tualatrix/ppa'. Please check that the PPA name or format is correct. Then how install Ubuntu Tweak? ...
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Launcher doesn't resize

My Ubuntu 16.04 LTS launcher doesn't resize anymore :/ It seems locked. I tried to resize with Ubuntu Tweek, but doesn't work too.
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Problem with package upgradation

I had successfully dual booted my laptop with Windows and Ubuntu 16.04. After installation both the systems worked fine, but I made a mistake. The mistake was , I have updated some packages from ...
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How to reset default file opening? (ubuntu tweak failed)

For some reason my install decided to open all text files with a hex editor (okteta) instead of gedit. When I go into the properties window for the file type, remove okteta and click apply, okteta ...
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Unable to locate package ubuntu-tweak [duplicate]

I tried to install ubuntu-tweak. I followed these steps: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak But I got Unable to locate package ubuntu-...
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ubuntu mate 16.04 mate tweak doesn't allow vertical workspace

I enabled compiz in mate tweak, but it does not allow create vertical workspace. I can do it when I choose other windows manager, but I would like to use compiz. I wanto 6 workspaces with 2 vertical ...
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gnome-tweak-tool is missing the window option

One ubuntu setup looks the following way in gnome-tweak-tool: I'm customizing a new machine, but the "Window" option is no longer available: The first image is from Ubuntu 14.04, and second is ...
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Install of Ubuntu Tweak [duplicate]

I get this error message upon installing . Missing gir1.2-vte-2.90. Any help appreciated.
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Where can I find the icon for System Settings on the top bar?

At the right end of the top bar, there is a power button shaped icon (with the default theme). Where is the icon for this button located? I tried going to my theme folder in /usr/share/themes but ...
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Ubuntu Tweak - "enhance system security by disabling desktop lock"?

Hope it's a typo, or I have misunderstood this. Going through ubuntu-tweak settings , I see the below. My Question is "How can one enhance system security by disabling the desktop lock?" Isn't it ...
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Ubuntu Tweak is no longer maintained?

Looks like Ubuntu Tweak project is no longer maintained and the application is no longer available through PPA. I particularly loved the Janitor feature in Ubuntu Tweak. Are there any alternatives one ...
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How can I install Ubuntu tweak on Ubuntu 16.04

I can't install Ubuntu tweak on 16.04. I've had it on 4 previous versions of Ubuntu, so I know exactly what to do in order to install it, it just doesn't work on 16.04. Is anyone having the same ...
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Repository adding > problem

After running those two commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/next sudo apt-get update I am getting this output: Reading package lists... Done W: The repository 'ppa.launchpad.net/...
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Will changes applied to ubuntu 15.10 have any effect after upgrade to 16.04 in future?

Will applying themes or changing compiz config settings or unity tweak tool settings or any other changes in Ubuntu 15.10 have any effect after upgrading to 16.04 in future? I want to make my Ubuntu ...
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How to completely reset Gnome and desktop tweaks on Ubuntu 15.04? [duplicate]

I have been tweaking too much my Gnome Desktop and it became bogus. It appears many unpleasant visual details that makes the use boring. I have tweak many things like main menu background color, ...
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How do I remove all traces that Ubuntu Tweak was ever there? - revised

I have an image hovering in my lock-screen that I can't remove. I think I put it there with Ubuntu-tweak but I have already uninstalled it. Any ideas on how to remove it? I really hope this is the ...
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Reinstall windows with Ubuntu alongside

I have a windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed. For quite sometime now, I am facing problems in Windows OS. So I wanted to change few things. I have two options: I can reinstall the windows again but ...
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While running the Ubuntu-Tweak Janitor, it got hanged, Why?

I have tried to clean the files via Ubuntu-Tweak Janitor, but it got hanged while adding personal and after using xkill only it gets cleared. Why so? Any Solution to rectify it? I'm using Ubuntu 14....
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Unity Tweak Tool hot corners resets after every restart?

I've binded my top-right corner to show all windows and my bottom-center to show all workspaces. It works sweet.. But then I reboot and it's not binded anymore. If I go to the Ubuntu Tweak Tool, it's ...
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How to restore greeter settings changes made in Ubuntu Tweak?

I was playing around with "Ubuntu Tweak" and changed some of the greeter settings. Now I would like to restore these to their defaults.Is there a way to undo all changes made by Ubuntu Tweak? I am ...
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Why cannot open Ubuntu-tweak after installing Pantheon greeter?

My problem is I cannot open Ubuntu-Tweak (my OS is Ubuntu 14.04). Of course reinstalled from synaptic and nothing. Last thing I did was to Install Panther-greeter from Elementary OS, but didn't ...
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Login screen background wallpaper not changing with Dfcon-editor nor Ubuntu Tweak [Ubuntu 14.04]

I am trying to set a new background image for my log in but I can't. I tried configuring via Dconf-editor with root mode but every time I set the new image and set to True the draw-user-backgrounds ...
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Elementary tweak with Pantheon in Lubuntu

I have installed elementary-desktop on my Lubuntu in VMWare. Now I wanted to install the numix circle icon pack and hence was trying to install Elementary tweak tools. I have added the versable/...
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ubuntu-tweak not starting

When I try to run ubuntu-tweak in terminal I get the following: adwaita@adwaita-HP-2000-Notebook-PC:~$ ubuntu-tweak Attempt to unlock mutex that was not locked Aborted adwaita@adwaita-HP-2000-...
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Intel processor peformance

I have Intel® Core™ i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz × 4 Are there any tweaks to do to get the most out of it on ubuntu? Thank You.
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after ubuntu-tweak, restart, the ubuntu was in tty1 login mode

When in 12.04, if I run Ubuntu-Tweak -> Janitor tab, check all boxes click Clean, after re-start ... my Ubuntu will in tty1 mode. So I run what is instructed in https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/...
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Ubuntu Tweak natural scrolling not persistent

I am using Ubuntu tweak on Ubuntu 12.04 and the natural scrolling setting does not persist after restart. So is there a way to permanently enable natural scrolling? If I have left any details out ...
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Ubuntu Tweak not working properly in Ubuntu 14.04

I have upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04.1 After upgrading Ubuntu-Tweak-Tool as not working as expected. The tweak setting is not displaying anything. Screenshot is as: There in option showing ...
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problem after apt-get update command [duplicate]

Recently , i tried to install google earth from Ubuntu tweak . the programme asked me to add the repository of google earth . well,after i do the command i found that an error message that told me ...
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Ubuntu-Tweak user folder assignments are not persistent

I have always used Ubuntu Tweak to set my default user folders (download, pictures, documents etc.) Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04, the changes that I make to my user folders are not persistent, i....
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12.04 After HWE upgrade and running Ubuntu Tweak to clean cruft, can't start lightdm

I did the HWE upgrade and that worked fine. System started fine. But I ran Ubuntu Tweak and it reported massive amounts of cruft. So I did the Janitor and uh-oh...system boots to command line ...
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Ubuntu-tweek installation error

I've ubuntu-tweak 0.8.7-1trusty2 trying installing on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Error is: Dependency is not satisfiable : gksu How to solve it?
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Which version of Tweak Tool suitable for 14.04 LTS?

Which version of unity tweek tool for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS . I've tried GNOME tweek tool.deb it said Dependency is not satisfiable: gnome-shell-common(=>3.4 )
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Why won't Ubuntu tweak delete my Thumbnail Cache?

In Ubuntu tweak 0.8.7 which is installed in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS running unity I could not delete a particular file called 'fail' in the thumbnail cache. I am actually trying to remove that file with ...
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Can't find an icon to launch Ubuntu Tweak on Ubuntu 14.04

I've installed Ubuntu Tweak on Ubuntu 14.04 and I can only run it by going to the terminal and typing ubuntu-tweak. There's no icon in the drop down menu. I installed GNOME flashback so I am just ...
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How to move window buttons to right side in 14.04 gnome fallback [duplicate]

Ubuntu Tweak doesn't seem to give me this capability, I can change theme stuff but those buttons are fixed on the left side
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Total newbie wants to know - Ubuntu Tweak - changing the computer name

I have installed Ubuntu on an old PC to try and learn it and become familiar so I can switch away from Windows, although most probably not entirely. I've put my machine on a network and would like to ...
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How to reset default app for filetype? [duplicate]

How can I set a filetype to always open with a specific application? In .local/share/applications/mimeapps.list there was this line - application/x-extension-jap=gedit.desktop;jalbum.desktop; It ...
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Delete old kernels and unused files without Ubuntu tweaks?

I am wondering if there is a way of delete non-used package without using Ubuntu tweaks. And if there is a way of deleting old kernels.
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Ubuntu tweak does not start (Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library)

I recently reinstalled my Ubuntu 12.04. The main idea was to not disturb files on /home, and I succeeded by reinstalling Ubuntu only on / partition. When I got back I found everything working but not ...
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Should I get rid of these packages or should I not?

I am pretty new to Ubuntu. Recently, I had some problems with Skype. So I uninstalled/re-installed it. And the problem was solved. I also decided to get rid of the little message/mail indicator on top ...
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Installing theme, Problems with icons ubuntu 12.10

I was installing Flattastic theme. Copied the unzip files to /usr/share/themes and selected theme using tweak tool. Ubuntu 12.10 Problem 1: No flattastic related icons are listed in icon-theme. ...
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