Gnome Tweak Tool is used to customize Ubuntu's looks and behavior. The objective of this tutorial is to install Gnome Tweak Tool on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa Linux. This tutorial uses the apt install command to command to install Gnome Tweak Tool from the Linux command line.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install Gnome Tweak Tool
  • How to start Tweak Tool
  • How to install additional GNOME tweak extensions
Tweak Tools on Ubuntu 20.04
Tweak Tools on Ubuntu 20.04

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Installed or upgraded Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
Software Tweak Tool
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Installing Tweak Tool on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa step by step instructions

  1. The first step is to make sure that we have the universe repository enabled on our Ubuntu system:
    $ sudo add-apt-repository universe
    
  2. Once ready, execute the following command to install Tweak Tool on your Ubuntu 20.04 system:
    $ sudo apt install gnome-tweak-tool
    

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  4. Use activities and search for tweak keyword to start the Tweak Tool. Alternatively, execute the bellow command:
     $ gnome-tweaks
    
  5. ( optional ) You may now install additional extensions to further tweak your system. Search for available gnome shell extensions:
    $ apt search gnome-shell-extension
    
    Next, either install only selected extensions for example:
    $ sudo apt install  gnome-shell-extension-gsconnect
    
    or install all extensions:
    $ sudo apt install $(apt search gnome-shell-extension | grep ^gnome | cut -d / -f1)
    
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