Have you got your Christmas Present? I think you’ve got one. Now here’s my present for you: the new version of Ubuntu Tweak!
It’s about two and a half months since the last release of Ubuntu Tweak. During these days, I was busy with work, so only a few features have been added to Ubuntu Tweak. I hope it will make your life easier again!
Support for Ubuntu 11.04 Natty
I’ve noticed that a lot of people have already started playing with Ubuntu 11.04. The Unity seems so cool that people can’t wait to use it.
I’ve also played with Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha, so I spent some time in supporting Natty, especially the latest Compiz 0.9.2.1.
Now all the features under “Compiz Settings” can be function well under Natty: Workspace Edge Settings, Desktop Effects and Menu Effects.
With just one click, you can release the power of Compiz!
The transparent menu:
The workspace expo:
The scale windows:
Besides, a new tweak options has been added. It’s “Workspace switching with mouse wheel”.
Think how you switch your workspace before? Use edge? shortcuts? Or click the workspace icon, then click the target workspace? Now you have another way to switch workspace more easily!
First enabling the “Workspace switching with mouse wheel”, Then point your cursor at the desktop’s blank area (it means there’s no window below), now just start switching use “mouse wheel up” and “mouse wheel down”! It will take you to the left workspace or next workspace.
How simple it is! Do you like it?
Me Menu Name Setting
It’s already discussed at OMG!Ubuntu!, I implemented it in Ubuntu Tweak to make it easy to use.
In GNOME Settings, there’s a new option named “Me Menu Setting”, it will be “Display user name” by default under Maverick, you can set to “Display real name”.
It will look like this:
Or even don’t show it, so there’s only the Me Menu icon.
Friendly Error Report
Since the latest release, I received a lot of bug reports. Thanks all of you for reporting bug! To make reporting bug more friendly, I improved the error reporting feature .
First, a button to copy error message has been added. Before reporting bug, you can click it to copy the error message to clipboard.
Second, for some system error that cause cashes, Ubuntu Tweak will display a simple guide to show how to fix the problem. E.G., if your apt configuration is broken, it will look like this.
Ok, that’s the major changes. And there’re also other changes:
- Add support for Linux Mint 10
- Update “Compress PDF” script to 1.4 version: add metadata and notify support
- Make the PPA source list name more standard
The package in the Ubuntu Tweak source is now available, and you can also download the package by using the link below:
NOTES: Ubuntu 11.04 Natty user should install from source rather than use the package for Ubuntu 10.10.
Enjoy with Christmas and Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.8!