Install Ubuntu Tweak on Ubuntu 16.04 via GetDeb Repo

The popular Ubuntu Tweak project was officially dead in early May, 2016. redirects to the author’s another website. If you still are attached to this tool, here’s how to install Ubuntu Tweak on Ubuntu 16.04 via the third-party GetDeb repository.

Install Ubuntu Tweak on Ubuntu 16.04 via GetDeb Repo

First, open up a terminal and edit sources.list file.

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Then at the end of this file, append the following line which will enable GetDeb repository.

deb xenial-getdeb apps

Save and close this file. Run the following command to import GetDeb GPG key to your Ubuntu 16.04 system.

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Now update local package index and install Ubuntu-tweak.

sudo apt update

sudo apt install ubuntu-tweak

Ubuntu tweak

Launch Ubuntu tweak from Unity Dash or by issuing this command in terminal:


install ubuntu-tweak on ubuntu 16.04

To remove it, use this command

sudo apt remove ubuntu-tweak

To remove GetDeb repository, simply add a comment sign (#) before the APT line in sources.list file.

#deb xenial-getdeb apps

Then update local package index.

sudo apt update

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