Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.4 released! Hello, Ubuntu Lucid!

It has been a long time since the last version of Ubuntu Tweak(0.5.3), however, its development has never been stopped.

Although the planned Ubuntu Tweak 0.6 is impossible to be released with Ubuntu 10.04 on the same day, Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.4 still provides you some exciting updates and let you enjoy your unforgettable journey of experiencing  the brand new awesome Ubuntu 10.04.

Here it comes.

I think most of you have upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 already, haven’t you?

For me, I’ve already upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04 since last week by using the official Update Manager. Everything was OK. But something is annoying: Update Manager disabled all the third-party sources. I have to enable them one by one.

Ubuntu Tweak has an easy-to-use Source Center for you to play with Third-party Sources. Why not integrate a smart  feature into Ubuntu Tweak to let people re-enable the lucid-workable third-party sources?

So that’s what Ubuntu Tweak  brings you.

Overview Changes

Let’s see the overview changes:

  • Add support for Linux Mint 9: Linux Mint is Ubuntu based, Ubuntu Tweak should support it.
  • Singleton support for Ubuntu Tweak, you will never launch two Ubuntu Tweak instances.
  • The Ubuntu Tweak Stable source will be enabled by default, so that you won’t miss the major release version.
  • New Login Settings to let you control the appearance and behavior of your login screen
  • New feature to upgrade the usable sources.

And some bugs fixes:

  • LP: #546331 Empty places in the list while deleting sources file
  • LP: #540215 Link failed with Permission denied
  • LP: #568454 The feature on “change the main menu icon” does not work in mylucid
  • LP: #564942 Default Folder Locations does not expose input method

Now start with some screenshots

Third-party Sources Upgrade

After a successful distribution upgrade, all third-party sources will be disabled by default. If you want to use them, you have  to enable them again one by one, it will take you a lot of time.

Here’s what the disabled sources look like:

OK, from now on, with Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.4, it will be very simple to do the Source Upgrade task.

When you enter the “Source Center”, you will be notified like this:

Just press “Yes”, all the sources which marked as “disabled on upgrade to lucid” will be enabled again(only  if the source supports Lucid).

After upgrade, it will look like this.

It’s so simple, right?

Login Settings

The Login Settings is a new feature of Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.4. Here you can control the appearance and behavior of the Login Screen(GDM).

I will show you how to use Login Settings to custom your login screen.

Before customization, the logo and background will look like this:

Now I’m changing the login screen logo to “Ubuntu Tweak”, and replacing the original background with a blue-green-black one.

After the customization, logout and check out your new login screen, it’s been changed and just suits your taste.

From now on, you  can customize you own logo to login screen easily with Ubuntu Tweak. Of course, it is easy to “Revert” too.

Other small improvements

You know the PPA sources are slow in some countries. In some cases,  you may want to upgrade your system with PPA sources temporarily disabled. So in the Ubuntu Tweak’s Update Manager, PPA sources  can be disabled  temporarily  by simply  checking the new option.

Some users reported the Default Folder Locations is inconvenient to use. Because some operation had to be done through the context menu.

I re-designed it and add buttons for it.

Just “Change” and “Restore”, no more “Refresh” now.

Downloads

Due to the problem of Launchpad, the PPA source for Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.4 is not yet available.

If you can’t wait to try it out, just download the package below and install it. Here’s the link(It works both on Ubuntu 9.10 and Ubuntu 10.04):

http://launchpad.net/ubuntu-tweak/0.5.x/0.5.4/+download/ubuntu-tweak_0.5.4-1_all.deb

Enjoy your incredible Ubuntu Lucid journey!

30 thoughts on “Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.4 released! Hello, Ubuntu Lucid!

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  5. Of course there’s no bulid for karmic in repository. Why you aren’t buliding packages for older versions of Ubuntu? I’m not upgrading to lucid jet because I’m waiting for Polish Ubuntu remix.

  6. I haven’t new feature LOGIN SETTING on my ubuntu tweak 0.5.4? Does anybody know? Of course I have new ubuntu 10.04 on board…

  7. Hello,
    with Ubuntu 10.04 the Nautilus extensions (open terminal in folder and open folder as superuser)doesn’t work even if I installed them.

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  9. The Login Sound in incredibly difficult to disable. I had to hunt down every checkbox on the system. Disabling it in Ubuntu Tweak did nothing, nor did gconf-editor. I finally succeeded by unchecking it’s startup program. Ubuntu Tweak ought to cover all bases.

  10. Would like to know what is the size and image file format for changing the login screen background? I haven’t found any tips anywhere…

  11. Can you please add a Gnome setting option for the mouse to “snap to” the default button in the gui, similar to the option in windows. Many people would like to see this implemented.

    The Gnome developers refuse to add an OPTION for this for some reason… not sure why not; if they don’t like it they could just switch it off.

  12. Nice job with ubuntu tweak. One thing that may be improve in a future version. It’s not to be blocked during software installs, this way we can continue using ubuntu tweak during big installs (After a new ubuntu install for example). Don’t know if gnome permits it ?

    Anyway great tool !

  13. +1 to By ThanhVu Nguyen on Apr 30, 2010

    Installed via rep. Open crashes with the following traceback:

    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/usr/bin/ubuntu-tweak”, line 110, in
    launcher = TweakLauncher(session_bus, MainWindow())
    File “/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/ubuntutweak/mainwindow.py”, line 184, in __init__
    self.update_model()
    File “/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/ubuntutweak/mainwindow.py”, line 283, in update_model
    module_list = MLOADER.get_category(module[MODULE_TYPE])
    File “/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/ubuntutweak/modules/__init__.py”, line 58, in get_category
    return self.module_table[category]
    KeyError: ‘desktop’

    Best,

    R

  14. Программа просто замечательная, во многом использую только её!..
    Спасибо огромное разработчикам!!! :)

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  17. When trying to change the GDM background, I cannot unlock the settings. I click ‘unlock’ and nothing happens.

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  19. +1 to By ThanhVu Nguyen on Apr 30, 2010

    Installed via rep. Open crashes with the following traceback:

    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/usr/bin/ubuntu-tweak”, line 110, in
    launcher = TweakLauncher(session_bus, MainWindow())
    File “/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/ubuntutweak/mainwindow.py”, line 184, in __init__
    self.update_model()
    File “/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/ubuntutweak/mainwindow.py”, line 283, in update_model
    module_list = MLOADER.get_category(module[MODULE_TYPE])
    File “/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/ubuntutweak/modules/__init__.py”, line 58, in get_category
    return self.module_table[category]
    KeyError: ‘desktop’

    Best,

    R

  20. I have Ubuntu 10.04. Installed Ubuntu Tweak and was able to change the login screen background and logo with no problem. Yet, the Gnome Settings option, “Click this button to change the menu logo image” does not work. It changes the image temporarily, even asks me if I want to make the changes effectively immediately. I say yes, and the panel blinks, but nothing changed. I close and rerun Ubuntu Tweak, and this image remains the same old one. Doesn’t work for me. Is there a bug reported for this?

  21. I meant to say, changes the logo image “temporarily” only on Ubuntu Tweak’s own button, not on the actual panel.

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