How to install Elementary Tweak on Elementary OS Loki

Basic Tweak

A few weeks ago we received the new version of Elementary OS Loki, a long-awaited version but that will need some customization touches so that it works to our liking. These touches of customization, as with Ubuntu, can be achieved with programs or manually.

In Elementary OS Loki there is a program for beginners that can modify the distribution a lot, adapt it to our liking without having to know and know all the internals of the distribution. The most popular program it's called Elementary Tweak and then we explain how to install it in the new version of Elementary OS.

The new version of Elementary OS already has Elementary Tweak, a program that also has been updated regrouping several functions and including some new ones like the customization of the terminal.

Elementary Tweak has also been updated for Elementary OS Loki

Unfortunately this application not found in the official Elementary OS repositories, not even for Loki, the new version. Thus, as for Freya, we have to add everything through external repositories. So we open a terminal and write the following:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:philip.scott/elementary-tweaks
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install elementary-tweaks

With this, the installation of the program will begin and after that we will be able to execute it and configure our distribution to our liking, including the Elementary OS terminal. Operation and configuration is simple and any user can achieve minimal system customization, a little beyond setting the Elementary OS desktop background.

If you have updated Loki from the development version, you may have problems adding a repository. In that case we have to do the following before:

sudo apt install software-properties-common

After this we can do the previous steps, which will already work.

Elementary Tweak as well as unity tweak They are great programs to customize and improve our distribution, something that we can achieve if we have the necessary knowledge, but if we want to do it in the fastest way, these tools are important Do not you think?

Source - Elementary Zone

More information - Elementary Tweak, a great tool for Elementary OS users

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  1.   dani said

    Hello, I follow all the steps but the terminal throws me this message:

    dani @ i7: ~ $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa: philip.scott / elementary-tweaks
    dani @ i7: ~ $ sudo: add-apt-repository: command not found
    dani @ i7: ~ $ sudo apt-get update
    Obj: 1 xenial InRelease
    Des: 2 xenial-security InRelease [102 kB]
    Obj: 3 xenial InRelease
    Obj: 4 xenial InRelease
    Des: 5 xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB]
    Des: 6 xenial-backports InRelease [102 kB]
    Downloaded 306 kB in 0s (572 kB / s)
    Reading package list ... Done
    dani @ i7: ~ $ sudo apt-get install elementary-tweaks
    Reading package list ... Done
    Creating dependency tree
    Reading the status information ... Done
    E: The elementary-tweaks package could not be located

    And it won't let me install anything. there's a solution? i'm new to linux and these things lose me ..