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Ubuntu Tweak 0.4.9 has been released, a great application for tweaking settings in Ubuntu (Hardy, Intrepid, Jaunty or the latest development Karmic). From this version, Ubuntu Tweak has different package for i386 and amd64 and works for Karmic too.

Among the improvements and new features:

-Separated Source List: you will have a more manageable way with Third Party Sources. By default, Ubuntu Tweak will save the third party sources into its own file under /etc/apt/sources.list.d/

When you open the Source Editor, Ubuntu Tweak will show you the main sources.list in the window.

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And you can select the drop down menu to view or edit the other list files. They are stored in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/.

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-Lots of PPA's added: aMule, Google Testing Repository, GmChess (Chinese Chess), Smplayer Testing, GIMP Testing, Back In Time (Backup tool), Geany, SpiceBird, Moblin Testing, PlayOnLinux, RedNotebook, Breathe Icon Theme, Qt, Mono, Exaile, Clutter, Ubuntu X Unstable, Gloobus, etc.

After you click the “refresh” to update and the operation finish, a convenient dialog will display.

With this dialog, you will know what new applications can be installed and what updates can be applied.


-Add/Remove can install Themes
-Improved PolicyKit mechanism

How to install / upgrade Ubuntu Tweak

1. Using it's Launchpad PPA:

Open a terminal and paste the following commands:
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'

(Replace jaunty with your Ubuntu version, if different)
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 0624A220

And then install Ubuntu Tweak:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

Or if you are upgrading from an older version:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade


2. Downloading Ubuntu Tweak .deb Files

You can simply download the .DEB file for your Ubuntu version from HERE if you don't wish to add the Ubuntu Tweak PPA repository.
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