Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.8 released with new tweaks and support for Natty!

Merry Christmas!

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

Download

The package in the Ubuntu Tweak source is now available, and you can also download the package by using the link below:

http://launchpad.net/ubuntu-tweak/0.5.x/0.5.8/+download/ubuntu-tweak_0.5.8-1_all.deb

NOTES: Ubuntu 11.04 Natty user should install from source rather than use the package for Ubuntu 10.10.

Please continue to support Ubuntu Tweak! Follow Ubuntu Tweak: @Ubuntu_Tweak or “Like” Ubuntu Tweak in Facebook.

Enjoy with Christmas and Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.8!

44 thoughts on “Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.8 released with new tweaks and support for Natty!

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  2. I have problem. When I start Ubuntu Tweak move my hand-added repositories from sources.list and separate it to single files and after that I can’t update my system.

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  6. I have installed Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.8
    I have a problem:
    After starting ubuntu tweak from Applications/System Tools/Ubuntu Tweak some things seem to work ok.
    Then I click on button Quit to finish ubuntu tweak – but nothing happens, ubuntu tweak does not close.
    When I close it by means of ‘x’ and start it again as above – I see only grey window, with no menus.
    Details of my pc:
    Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick
    GNOME 2.32.0 (Ubuntu 2010-09-27)
    kernel Linux 2.6.35-23-generic
    platform i686
    processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
    memory 2.5 GiB

    Thank you for your help.

  7. I’m running Natty and ubuntu-tweak won’t install because the default python is 2.7

    I was hoping 0.5.8 would fix this but it doesn’t:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    ubuntu-tweak : Depends: python (< 2.7) but 2.7.1-0ubuntu4 is to be installed

    Thanks

  8. @ tualatrix chou:
    running ubuntu-tweak from terminal:


    josef@josef-desktop:~$ ubuntu-tweak
    ERROR:dbus.proxies:Introspect error on :1.47:/com/ubuntu_tweak/daemon: dbus.exceptions.DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.AccessDenied: Rejected send message, 1 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.46" (uid=1000 pid=2370 comm="/usr/bin/python) interface="org.freedesktop.DBus.Introspectable" member="Introspect" error name="(unset)" requested_reply=0 destination=":1.47" (uid=0 pid=2380 comm="/usr/bin/python))
    [compiz][ERROR] No ccm available (compiz.py:47)
    ERROR:compiz:No ccm available
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/ubuntutweak/mainwindow.py", line 242, in notify_stable_source
    log.debug("The Stable Source enabling is %s", proxy.get_stable_source_enabled())
    File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/dbus/proxies.py", line 140, in __call__
    **keywords)
    File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/dbus/connection.py", line 620, in call_blocking
    message, timeout)
    dbus.exceptions.DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name :1.47 was not provided by any .service files

    After click on Quit button:

    /usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/ubuntutweak/common/package.py:351: DeprecationWarning: Deprecated, please use 'is_installed' instead
    return self.pkg.isInstalled
    /usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/ubuntutweak/common/package.py:334: DeprecationWarning: Deprecated, please use 'is_installed' instead
    return pkg.isInstalled
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/ubuntutweak/mainwindow.py", line 515, in destroy
    proxy.exit()
    File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/dbus/proxies.py", line 140, in __call__
    **keywords)
    File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/dbus/connection.py", line 620, in call_blocking
    message, timeout)
    dbus.exceptions.DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name :1.47 was not provided by any .service files

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  11. Hello and thanks for ubuntu-tweak.
    I and my wife have used it now for a long time. Both using Ubuntu (10.04 and 10.10). Lately we have got some problems trying to remove unneccessary packages. We can’t unlock the program (or any of the alternatives) to do anything in it.
    I have this Gnome 2.32.o
    core 2.6.35-24
    running tweak in terminal, gives me a similar respond as above, this:
    ERROR:dbus.proxies:Introspect error on :1.68:/com/ubuntu_tweak/daemon: dbus.exceptions.DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.AccessDenied: Rejected send message, 1 matched rules; type=”method_call”, sender=”:1.67″ (uid=1000 pid=5299 comm=”/usr/bin/python) interface=”org.freedesktop.DBus.Introspectable” member=”Introspect” error name=”(unset)” requested_reply=0 destination=”:1.68″ (uid=0 pid=5309 comm=”/usr/bin/python))
    [compiz][ERROR] No ccm available (compiz.py:47)
    ERROR:compiz:No ccm available
    /usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/ubuntutweak/common/package.py:106: DeprecationWarning: Deprecated, please use ‘is_auto_removable’ instead
    need_remove = getattr(p, ‘isAutoRemovable’)
    Regards from Sweden
    Leif

    • Hello. Please run this command from terminal, it might generate a lot of outputs, so you can send the outputs to my Email: tualatrix#gmail.com

      The command:
      sudo /usr/share/ubuntu-tweak/ubuntu-tweak-daemon

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  14. Hi,
    I am having the same ERROR:dbus.proxies:Introspect error on ... .

    I tried to run sudo /usr/share/ubuntu-tweak/ubuntu-tweak-daemon from the command line, but after I enter the password it hangs there without returning to the prompt (I left it there few minutes just in case it was merely taking a lot of time – of course it was not giving any output to work on).

    Any idea?

  15. Ubuntu Tweaks just return:

    ERROR:dbus.proxies:Introspect error on :1.297:/com/ubuntu_tweak/daemon: dbus.exceptions.DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.AccessDenied: Rejected send message, 1 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.973" (uid=1000 pid=32611 comm="/usr/bin/python) interface="org.freedesktop.DBus.Introspectable" member="Introspect" error name="(unset)" requested_reply=0 destination=":1.297" (uid=0 pid=15160 comm="/usr/bin/python))

    I have to make a correction on my above post:
    sudo /usr/share/ubuntu-tweak/ubuntu-tweak-daemon
    does not output anything while keep it “running” (again, it will not give back the prompt after inputing the password), but if I try to break it (with CTRL+C) I get the following:

    ^CTraceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/share/ubuntu-tweak/ubuntu-tweak-daemon", line 22, in
    from ubuntutweak.backends.daemon import Daemon
    File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/ubuntutweak/backends/daemon.py", line 28, in
    from aptsources.sourceslist import SourceEntry, SourcesList
    File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/aptsources/sourceslist.py", line 36, in
    from apt.deprecation import function_deprecated_by
    File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/apt/__init__.py", line 24, in
    from apt.package import Package
    File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/apt/package.py", line 28, in
    import urllib2
    File "/usr/lib/python2.6/urllib2.py", line 93, in
    import hashlib
    File "/usr/lib/python2.6/hashlib.py", line 55, in
    """
    KeyboardInterrupt

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  17. Thank You very much! It’s great little program makes our live in Ubuntu easy and pleasant, and gives a hope of increase Ubuntu users. Thanks!

  18. Thanks for you nice work!
    I connect to my other Ubuntu 10.04 x64 desktops via NXclient, when running local, the ubuntu-tweak works fine. However, when through NXclient, no response from the Unlock button.

    run ubuntu-tweak in terminal on NX remote connection, the messages are
    ubuntu-tweak
    [compiz][ERROR] No ccm available (compiz.py:47)
    [utils.icon][ERROR] Icon ‘gnome-app-install’ not present in theme (icon.py:27)
    [utils.icon][ERROR] Icon ‘gnome-session-hibernate’ not present in theme (icon.py:27)
    [utils.icon][ERROR] Icon ‘name’ not present in theme (icon.py:27)
    [utils.icon][ERROR] Icon ‘application-x-theme’ not present in theme (icon.py:27)

    for sudo /usr/share/ubuntu-tweak/ubuntu-tweak-daemon (in terminal on NX remote desktop)
    ^CTraceback (most recent call last):
    File “/usr/share/ubuntu-tweak/ubuntu-tweak-daemon”, line 26, in
    mainloop.run()
    KeyboardInterrupt

    say, no response for a long time, so I ctrl-c to interrupt it.

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