Elementary Tweak, a great tool for Elementary OS users

Basic Tweak

The tools called "Tweak" are emerging like water in a spring and it is not for less since more and more novice users are starting in the Gnu / Linux world or those who prefer to make configurations and settings in a graphical way.

Surely many of you have changed Ubuntu for Elementary OS to be simpler or you have changed Unity for Pantheon, the Elementary OS desktop. I have done the latter and I have come across a very interesting tool to configure it: Basic Tweak.

Why install and use Elementary Tweak?

The first thing we should ask ourselves is why I have to use this tool and not another. In my case, the best argument is that I don't have as much time as opening a terminal and repeatedly typing commands and codesTherefore, I opt for something more graphic that allows me to use the mouse, although I know that sometimes that can be slower. Another reason to use Elementary Tweak is that through its program I can find all program options and settings They do not have to be related to Elementary OS but to their programs like Plank. In this case we can create more productive or useful appearances.

Elementary Tweak Installation

Unfortunately this program is not even in the Elementary OS repositories so we have to open a terminal and write the following to install the program:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mpstark/elementary-tweaks-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install elementary-tweaks

Important!! Elementary Tweak through this installation does not work well with the latest versions of Pantheon, which correspond to Loki, so if you are installing Loki, the best thing is that you do not try it. If you use previous versions you can use it with complete peace of mind.


Personally, I have been using it for a few days and I have found it to be a great tool that also allows me to configure Plank graphically. And in some cases it also allows to lighten the system, although some do not believe it. In any case, if you use Pantheon, I think Elementary Tweak is a mandatory tool to have  Do not you think?

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