Gnome Tweak tool lets you customize your Gnome desktop environment look and feel. You can make a lot of changes that are not available in the Ubuntu Settings like changing the shell and icons theme, changing the lock screen, changing the Mouse, Keyboard, or Touchpad Settings, etc.
In this post, we will be showing you how to install the Gnome Tweaks tool on Ubuntu. You can install Gnome Tweaks on Ubuntu either using the CLI or the GUI.
Install Gnome Tweaks on Ubuntu via Command Line Interface (CLI)
Gnome Tweaks is available in Ubuntu’s default repositories. You can easily install it on your system using the Apt package manager. Let’s get started.
1. Open the Terminal utility in your system and run the below command to update the list of sources:
$ sudo apt update
Provide your password to run the command.
2. Now run the below command in order to install the Gnome Tweaks tool:
$ sudo apt install gnome-tweaks
Confirm the installation if prompted by pressing the y key.
This should install Gnome Tweaks on your machine.
Install Gnome Tweaks on Ubuntu via Graphical User Interface (GUI)
You can install Gnome Tweaks on Ubuntu graphically using the Software Center. Below are the steps to install it via GUI:
1. Open Ubuntu Software from the Applications menu.
2. In the Ubuntu Software search bar, type tweaks. From the search results, select GNOME Tweaks.
3. Now you will see the following window. Click Install to begin the installation.
4. Provide your password to continue the installation. After Gnome Tweaks is installed, you will see the following window.
Launch Gnome Tweaks
To launch Gnome Tweaks from the command line, run the below command:
You can also launch Gnome Tweaks from the Applications menu in the same way as you launch other installed programs.
Uninstall Gnome Tweaks
You can uninstall Gnome Tweaks from Ubuntu using the following ways:
To uninstall Gnome Tweaks via the command line, run the below command:
$ sudo apt remove gnome-tweaks
To uninstall Gnome Tweaks via the graphical user interface, open Software Center. In the Software Center window, go to the Installed tab. From there, locate the Gnome Tweaks and select it. After that, you can uninstall it by clicking the trash icon. Provide your password to continue the procedure. This will remove Gnome Tweaks from your machine.
That is all there is to it! Hope the installation methods shared in this article have helped you install the Gnome Tweaks tool on your Ubuntu system successfully. With Gnome Tweaks, you can now customize and tweak your Ubuntu OS desktop environment to your liking.