GNOME Tweak Tool 3.12.0 / 3.14 RC

An open source utility that will help users to customize advanced GNOME 3 options
GNOME Tweak Tool is an open source and very powerful utility that allows users to configure many aspects of the GNOME desktop environment, including appearance, extensions, fonts, startup apps, workspaces, and peripheral devices.

Also known as Advanced Settings or Tweak Tool, the application is usually distributed with any Linux-based operating system, which means that newcomers can easily download and install it using the Software Center application of their distribution.

The latest version of the application follows the GNOME HIG (Human Interface Guidelines) and provides users with an easy-to-use-and-navigate graphical interface comprised of a sidebar, which contains the main sections, and the configuration area.

In addition, it comes with a built-in search function and GNOME Panel integration. The main configuration settings include Appearance, Desktop, Extensions, Fonts, Keyboard and Mouse, Power, Startup Applications, Top Bar, Typing, Windows, and Workspaces.

The program allows users to customize advanced GNOME options and settings, such as the behavior on laptop lid close, the virtual workspaces, enable, disable and configure shell extensions, add or remove startup apps, as well as to configure the mouse and keyboard devices.

It can also be used to change the GTK+ theme, fonts, icons, mouse cursor, shell theme, wallpaper, desktop icons, the titlebar click action, panel clock to display the date and second, calendar to display week numbers, numerous typing keybindings, and advanced window options.

Another interesting feature is the ability to click the panel entry of the application in order to quickly reset all settings to default or to disable all shell extensions. Furthermore, the built-in search functionality allows novices to quickly search for a specific option.

Summing up, GNOME Tweak Tool is an extraordinary application for helping novices and experienced users alike to set up various basic or advanced aspects of the GNOME desktop environment. It’s like oxygen for the modern GNOME user!

Reviewed by Marius Nestor on March 27th, 2014


last updated on:
September 17th, 2014, 20:28 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
John Stowers
license type:
LGPL (GNU Lesser General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ Desktop Environment \ Tools

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What's New in version 3.14 RC
  • Disable the menubar (Florian Müllner)
  • Fix KeyError when extensions with no version are installed (Petr Kocandrle)
  • Stop using positional arguments with the GObject constructor (Dominique Leuenberger)
  • Fix a string that wasn't translated (Gabor Kelemen)
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Application description

GNOME Tweak Tool is an open source graphical software written in GTK+ for the GNOME desktop environment, des...

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