Ubuntu Tweak 0.3.0 released!

There’s a long time since the 0.2.10’s release. Now I’m proud to announce the first release of Ubuntu Tweak 0.3 series: Ubuntu Tweak 0.3.0 is coming!

I decided to release it when the Ubuntu 8.04’s release, but something wasn’t done yet.

I saw some people can’t run Ubuntu Tweak 0.2.10 under Ubuntu 8.04, so the 0.3.0 comes, you should get it. It is support Hardy with full features!


At Ubuntu Tweak 0.3.0, there’s many bugs fix and ui improvement, you may not notice it, but it’s really happens.

The most important thing is: Ubuntu Tweak is not only support Ubuntu, it is also support some major distributions, such as Fedora, OpenSUSE. Of course, it must be GNOME desktop. But I haven’t the time to create other distribution’s package, and I’ll continue focus on Ubuntu system.

The screeshot shows that Ubuntu Tweak running on Fedora 9 Preview:

New feature? Yes. One new feature is added, that’s “Shortcuts” settings.

At daily work, You must have some often used applications, why not start them by just press one key(single or combination). Through Ubuntu Tweak 0.3.0, it’s very easy to set a shortcut.

The screenshot of shortcuts settings:

I hope this new feature would be helpful to you.

Thanks to the people report bugs on https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-tweak/trunk/, I’ve fixed most bugs, now this application is more stable than before. It can run well since Ubuntu 7.04(GNOME 2.18).

OK, You must want to get it.


Source Code:


Deb package for all:


APT Source User Notice

If you use the apt source to update Ubuntu Tweak, Please change the distribution from “gutsy” to “hardy”.

Add the following two line to your sources.list. The details can be seen at Downloads

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ubuntu hardy main

Enjoy! And don’t forget to tell me your feelings!

If you’ve downloaded or updated the version that released at 8 hours ago, please update again. The old version has some bugs.

23 thoughts on “Ubuntu Tweak 0.3.0 released!

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  2. kind of a newbie to ubuntu, but does ubuntu restrict the cpu? i noticed that the cpu policy is @ 85% by default. any reason why it is not 100%?


  3. Hi,

    thanks for the release!

    Some strings are not translateable, for example:

    “You can safely delete the item, it will only been marked as hidden…”

    “disabled” (shortcuts)


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  5. Great App. I have been using this since feisty, gutsy, and now hardy. I just updated to the 0.3, but there is no Compiz control. Is this coming?

  6. I keep getting an error message: “Sorry, Ubuntu Tweak closed unexpectedly.” I’m using Hardy and have updated to the correct source list.

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  8. error here as well:
    $ ubuntu-tweak
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “./ubuntu-tweak.py”, line 44, in
    File “/usr/share/ubuntu-tweak/MainWindow.py”, line 228, in __init__
    self.notebook = self.create_notebook()
    File “/usr/share/ubuntu-tweak/MainWindow.py”, line 325, in create_notebook
    notebook.append_page(page(self), None)
    File “/usr/share/ubuntu-tweak/Compiz.py”, line 192, in __init__
    hbox.pack_start(self.create_edge_setting(), True, False, 0)
    File “/usr/share/ubuntu-tweak/Compiz.py”, line 264, in create_edge_setting
    combobox = self.create_edge_combo_box(“TopLeft”)
    File “/usr/share/ubuntu-tweak/Compiz.py”, line 245, in create_edge_combo_box
    plugin = self.context.Plugins[k]
    KeyError: ‘widget’

    verison: 0.3.0-1~ppa3
    distro: ubuntu hardy heron

    also tried with ubuntu-tweak_0.3.0.orig.tar.gz
    (the installation doesn’t set execution permission to ubuntu-tweak and *.py files)

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  10. its not working for me. I get:

    Failed to open file ‘/usr/share/pixmaps/splash/ubuntu-splash.png': No such file or directory
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “./ubuntu-tweak.py”, line 44, in
    File “/usr/share/ubuntu-tweak/MainWindow.py”, line 228, in __init__
    self.notebook = self.create_notebook()
    File “/usr/share/ubuntu-tweak/MainWindow.py”, line 325, in create_notebook
    notebook.append_page(page(self), None)
    File “/usr/share/ubuntu-tweak/Metacity.py”, line 42, in __init__
    [gtk.Label(_(“Active window opacity level”)), Factory.create(“gconfscale”, 0, 1, “metacity_theme_active_opacity”, 2)],
    File “/usr/share/ubuntu-tweak/Factory.py”, line 60, in create
    return getattr(Factory(), “create_%s” % widget)(argv[0], argv[1], argv[2], argv[3])
    File “/usr/share/ubuntu-tweak/Factory.py”, line 107, in create_gconfscale
    scale = GconfScale(min, max, self.keys[key], digits)
    File “/usr/share/ubuntu-tweak/Widgets.py”, line 128, in __init__
    if self.value.type == gconf.VALUE_INT:
    AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘type’

  11. To dman,
    The reason why Compiz control isn’t appearing in Ubuntu Tweak for you, is because you haven’t downloaded the advanced Desktop Effects Settings..

    Great work yet again Tualatrix, looking forward to the next release as always :)


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  14. nice work, but as i said there is still a mistake in the template for shell scripts
    it’s not /usr/bash but /bin/bash
    anyway Thanks for this great job

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  16. Thank you Lee Jarratt. That did the job. I hadn’t downloaded ccsm because I didn’t want the full blown compiz effects manager. But I found “Simple-CCSM”, which puts simpler compiz controls in the Appearance Menu. Exactly what I need.

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  19. Groening, bobbyHi there. I’m glad to know that it was useful to you soehmow.I made this plugin a long time ago, delivered it to gedit guys but it was not integrated into their main tree, thus it has not been maintained since.It’s also a basic regex thing and definitely lacking features. Some people extended it further, as you can see in previous comments, but it seems it still didn’t make it into the main tree.Anyway, I’m a bit surprised that it’s still compatible with the current gedit API.

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