Ubuntu Tweak 0.8.3 released with fixes
Selecting an icon theme, changing fonts, clearing cache, etc, are actions easily resolved via Ubuntu Tweak, a powerful tweaking utility that centers a massive amount of functionalities into an intuitive clean interface.
By default, Ubuntu Tweak comes with an
Apps category, category allowing users to install numerous applications, apps exposed with readable icons, of-origin labels (such as
Development Kit, etc), descriptions, etc.
The newly released 0.8.3 version strengthens
Apps' web mirrors, thus generating a more stable experience when dealing with applications from
The above mentioned feature has been implemented with transparency in mind, "the change is transparent for the users, because Ubuntu Tweak will choose one of the three mirrors automatically. And it will load the remote data only when you use the Apps feature".
Ubuntu 12.10 ships Ayatana Overlay Scrollbars, fancy, polished and effective scrollbars that contain an orange-to-red thin line (visible on windows where the scrollbars are not dragged/hovered over) and a thumb (thick component that is summoned when the user hovers the mouse pointer over the thin orange line and/or hits the right-edge of windows, etc).
Ubuntu Tweak 0.8.3 enriches its Ayatana Overlay Scrollbars approach, in the sense of introducing the ability to show/hide the thumb, meaning, navigating to
Ubuntu Tweak-->Tweaks-->Miscellaneous-->Overlay Scrollbars and selecting
Never Show Overlay, disables the thumb (meaning, opening Nautilus, exposes the thin orange line, hovering the mouse pointer over it, displays only the thin orange line without summoning the draggable thumb).
The mentioned features, along with various fixes (fixed crashes, improved thumbnail cache plugin, etc), are part of Ubuntu Tweak 0.8.3.
How do we install Ubuntu Tweak 0.8.3?
Add the following official PPA (Oneiric, Precise, Quantal)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak
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- Ubuntu Tweak 0.8.2 released with improved Ubuntu 12.10 support and improvements
- Ubuntu Tweak 0.8.1 released (further development to be officially continued)
- Ubuntu Tweak's maintainer: The development of Ubuntu Tweak is stopped
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