Ubuntu Tweak Discontinued

Ubuntu Tweak, one of the most popular Ubuntu configuration tools, now is officially discontinued!

Tualatrix Chou, the creator and maintainer, finally announced the discontinuation of Ubuntu Tweak in his Chinese blog a few days ago, though the last software update was more than one year ago.

The website Ubuntu-Teak.com has been redirected, and it will be shut off one year later, though it’s still getting 4000+ visits per day. Moreover, the Github and Launchpad page has been added a line said “This project is no long under maintenance”.

Ubuntu Tweak Discontinued

Ubuntu Tweak Alternative:

The best alternatives are Unity Tweak Tool for Unity Desktop and Gnome Tweak Tool for Gnome Shell. Both can be installed via Ubuntu Software App.

Unity Tweak Tool for Unity

Unity Tweak Tool for Unity

Gnome Tweak Tool for Gnome Shell

Gnome Tweak Tool for Gnome Shell

Code Blocks IDE

Code::Blocks is an open-source, cross-platform, full-featured C, C++, and Fortran IDE designed to be very extensible and fully configurable.

While Ubuntu provides the old Code::Blocks 13.12 release in its universe repository, this tutorial shows you how to install the latest stable Code::Blocks 16.01 using PPA.

Code::Blocks 16.01

1. Add Code::Blocks Stable PPA, so you can receive future software updates along with system updates using Software Updater.

Open terminal from Unity Dash or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T combination key. When it opens, paste the command below and hit run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:damien-moore/codeblocks-stable

Type in password (no visual feedback) when it asks and hit Enter to add PPA.


2. If you have Synaptic Package Manager, you can now launch it, search for and install the IDE after clicking Refresh.

Install CodeBlocks

Or just run the commands below one by one to do update and install the software:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install codeblocks

You may need to log out and log in back after installation to make it available in Unity Dash/App Launcher.

3. (Optional) To remove Code::Blocks IDE, use Synaptic Package Manager or run the command below in terminal:

sudo apt remove codeblocks && sudo apt autoremove

And the PPA can be removed via Software & Updates utility -> Other Software tab.

Enpass Ubuntu

Enpass is a password management program for Linux, Windows, Mac OS, Web, and Mobile devices. All desktop versions are absolutely free while mobile apps are limited to 20 items unless a life-time license ($9.99) is bought.

Enpass now is at version 5.2, which features TOTP support, autorun on startup, import from 1Password OPVault, Pocket and Password Depot.

Enpass 5.2

An official Linux repository is available for Ubuntu 12.04 and later (Ubuntu 16.04 is supported now), so you can follow the steps below to install it:

1. Add Enpass repository.

Launch Software & Updates from Unity Dash, or System Settings window. When it opens, navigate to Other Software tab, and click Add button to add the line below:

deb http://repo.sinew.in/ stable main

add enpass repository

2. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T), paste the command below and hit run to get the keyring, so your system will trust the packages from the repository:

wget -O - http://repo.sinew.in/keys/enpass-linux.key | sudo apt-key add -

Enpass repository key

You’ll be asked to type in password to be able to add the key, and there’s no visual feedback while typing your password.

3. Now if you have Synaptic Package Manager installed, launch it and search for and install enpass after clicked Refresh.

Or you can run the commands below one by one to do the refresh and install things:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install enpass

Once installed, you need to log out and back in to be able to launch the software from Unity Dash.

4. (Optional) To uninstall Enpass password manager, use Synaptic Package Manager or run the command below in terminal:

sudo apt remove enpass

To remove Enpass repository, use Software & Updates -> Other Software.

Install Komodo Edit in Ubuntu

Here’s a brief tutorial that shows how to install Komodo Edit with Unity integration in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS via PPA.

Komodo Edit is an open-source code editor based on Komodo IDE. Its website provides official Linux packages, but lacks global menu and application shortcut for Ubuntu Unity desktop.

Mystic-Mirage is maintaining a PPA contains unofficial Komodo Edit packages with patches for Ubuntu integration. Support for Ubuntu 16.04 was added a few days ago.

Komodo Edit 9.3

1. To add PPA

Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T), paste following command and hit run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mystic-mirage/komodo-edit

Komodo PPA

Type in your password (no visual feedback) when it asks and then hit Enter to continue.

2. After added the PPA, search for and install komodo-edit via Synaptic Package Manager after clicking Refresh.

Or run following commands one by one:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install komodo-edit

For those who don’t want to add PPA, grab the .deb installer from PPA file archive.

Firefox GTK3 Support

Mozilla Firefox has reached the 46 release, which features GTK3 integration for GNU/Linux, security improvement for the JavaScript, and some fixes:

  • Correct rendering for scaled SVGs that use a clip and a mask
  • Various security fixes
  • Screen reader behavior with blank spaces in Google Docs corrected
  • WebRTC fixes to improve performance and stability
  • For details, see the release note.


Upgrade Firefox in Ubuntu:

The new release has been made into universe repositories of all current Ubuntu releases and derivatives. Just run Software Updater and install the available update for Firefox after checking for updates.

upgrade firefox 46