How to install Unity Tweak Tool on Ubuntu 17.04

To install Unity Tweak Tool on Ubuntu 17.04

Unity tweak tool is fast, simple and easy to use interface for Unity Desktop Environment. It is a configuration management tool for ubuntu to manage some configuration like themes for ubuntu’s system. Installing Unity Tweak Tool is so simple and this article covers the installation method involved with it on Ubuntu 17.04


Installing Unity Tweak Tool

Before initiating the installation of Unity Tweak Tool, update your repositories as follows. 

root@linuxhelp1:~# apt-get update 
Get:1 zesty-security InRelease [89.2 kB]
Hit:2 zesty InRelease                
Get:3 zesty-updates InRelease [89.2 kB]         
Hit:4 zesty-backports InRelease                  
Get:5 zesty-security/main amd64 Packages [37.0 kB]
Get:6 zesty-updates/main i386 Packages [44.7 kB]
Get:7 zesty-updates/main amd64 Packages [45.8 kB]
Get:8 zesty-updates/main Translation-en [19.6 kB]
Get:27 zesty-security/multiverse i386 Packages [1,336 B]
Get:28 zesty-security/multiverse Translation-en [628 B]
Fetched 563 kB in 5s (110 kB/s)          
Reading package lists... Done


After the update, download the Debian (.deb) package for Unity Tweak Tool.

root@linuxhelp1:~# wget
--2017-05-10 11:54:22--
Resolving (,,, ...
Connecting to (||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 376490 (368K) [application/x-debian-package]
Saving to: ‘unity-tweak-tool_0.0.7ubuntu2_all.deb’

unity-tweak-tool_0.0.7ubuntu2_all.deb         100%[==============================================================================================>] 367.67K   352KB/s    in 1.0s    

2017-05-10 11:54:24 (352 KB/s) - ‘unity-tweak-tool_0.0.7ubuntu2_all.deb’ saved [376490/376490]

Once the download is completed, you can install it by using offline package manager command like dpkg, but here gdebi command is used as it can be used for installing Unity Tweak Tool. 

root@linuxhelp1:~# apt-get install gdebi -y
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  gconf-service gconf-service-backend gconf2 gconf2-common gdebi-core gksu gnome-icon-theme libgconf-2-4 libgksu2-0
Suggested packages:
update-alternatives: using /usr/share/libgksu/debian/gconf-defaults.libgksu-sudo to provide /usr/share/gconf/defaults/10_libgksu (libgksu-gconf-defaults) in auto mode
Processing triggers for gconf2 (3.2.6-3ubuntu7) ...
Setting up gksu (2.0.2-9ubuntu1) ...
Setting up gdebi ( ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.24-9ubuntu2) ...

Now you can install Unity tweak tool using gdebi command as follows. 

root@linuxhelp1:~# gdebi unity-tweak-tool_0.0.7ubuntu2_all.deb 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree        
Reading state information... Done
Reading state information... Done

configuration tool for the Unity desktop environment
 Unity Tweak Tool is a settings manager for the Unity desktop.
 It provides users with a fast, simple and easy-to-use interface
 with which to access many useful and little known features and settings
 of the desktop environment that one may want to configure.
Do you want to install the software package? [y/N]:y
Selecting previously unselected package unity-tweak-tool.
(Reading database ... 175060 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack unity-tweak-tool_0.0.7ubuntu2_all.deb ...
Processing triggers for man-db ( ...
Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0:amd64 (2.52.0-1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-icon-theme (3.12.0-2) ...



Unity Tweak tool has been installed, use your Ubuntu Dash to launch it.
Unity Tweak Tool

Don't you agree that it was a simple installation process? It is also very simple to use the Unity Tweak tool. 

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