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Ubuntu Tweak is an application which makes configuring Ubuntu easier for everyone. It allows tweaking of many useful desktop and system configuration options which are unavailable via native system tools.

Get Started

Get the source code

If you want to contribute code to Ubuntu Tweak, you should start from Get Involved with the development of Ubuntu Tweak, the project uses Git as the SCM tool, currently the gi-rewrite is the next major branch.

Play with source code

After checkout the latest source code, you may want to Write Plugin for Ubuntu Tweak

How to see the changes? It's easy! Just run the "ubuntu-tweak" script in the top-level folder, you can always get the changes you've made.


If you are not a programmer, don't worry, you can help to test Ubuntu Tweak. You should know how to use PPA.


Write wiki



This is the first version targeting to be the "Power Users Tool" and try to get into Ubuntu repository. The major changes will be:

  • Safety feature: API set to backup/restore the settings

  • Pluggability

    • Support install and load plug-ins from $HOME/.local/ubuntu-tweak/plugins
    • Separate "Application/Source Center" as a plug-in (Install from PPA, package name: ubuntu-tweak-community-plugins)
  • Janitor: The previous "Package Cleaner" will be renamed to "Janitor", to instead the "Computer Janitor", it will support plug-in too.


  • Based on PyGObject instead of PyGTK, so it will be work under Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric with GTK+3.0 smoothly
  • BackupRestoreAPI


  • Cover all parts of Ubuntu which can be configured (keep the core simple, extend with plugins)
  • Time line based view with all settings done by user, so that user can always know what he did before and easy to revert(try the Zeitgeist)