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ubuntu cleaner

Ubuntu Cleaner is an open-source tool makes it easy to clean up your Ubuntu system. It’s a Ubuntu Tweak fork for the Computer Janitor feature.

The tool offers a similar interface to Ubuntu Tweak, allows to clean up:

  • App (browser) caches.
  • Thumbnail cache.
  • Old kernels.
  • Apt cache
  • Package configs and unneeded packages

Ubuntu Cleaner

How to Install Ubuntu Cleaner in Ubuntu:

The developer offers .deb packages in a PPA repository, available for download at the link below:

Download Ubuntu Cleaner (.deb)

Download the latest package and click install via Ubuntu Software.

For those want to add the PPA for Ubuntu 16.04 and 14.04, run the commands below one by one in terminal (Ctr+Alt+T):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gerardpuig/ppa

sudo apt update

sudo apt install ubuntu-cleaner


To remove Ubuntu Cleaner, simply run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove ubuntu-cleaner && sudo apt autoremove

The PPA can be removed by going to System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.

Ubuntu Tweak Ubuntu 16.10

For those sticking to Ubuntu Tweak for cleaning system caches, the 0.8.8 release is still available for install in Ubuntu 16.10 via a third-party PPA.

Ubuntu Tweak is simple tool for configuring Ubuntu Desktop settings, it is no longer under maintenance since May 2016. The last release is Ubuntu Tweak 0.8.8, and it’s still available in third party repositories for Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 16.10.

Ubuntu Tweak in Ubuntu 16.10

Install Ubuntu Tweak in Ubuntu 16.10:

While Ubuntu Tweak is stuck at version 0.8.8, there’s no future updates, so download the .deb directly from the PPA link below:

Ubuntu Tweak in trebelnik stefina’s PPA

Click expand the Yakkety packages and download the “ubuntu-tweak-0.8.8-5~yakkety_all.deb” package:


Finally click to install the package via Ubuntu Software. Or run command (Ctrl+Alt+T) in terminal to install the package via dpkg:

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/ubuntu-tweak_0.8.8-*.deb; sudo apt -f install

Once installed, launch the software from Unity Dash / App Launcher and enjoy!

Ubuntu Tweak Ubuntu 16.04

For users of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS who still need Ubuntu Tweak, especially for its Janitor (system cleaning) feature, a repacked of 0.8.7 release now is available in GetDeb repository.

Ubuntu Tweak in 16.04

If you have already added Getdeb App repository, just search for and install Ubuntu Tweak via your package manager or use apt install command. For those who don’t want to add the repository, follow the steps below:

1. Download the deb installer:

Ubuntu Tweak 0.8.7 for Ubuntu 16.04

2. Click install the package via Ubuntu Software.


Or open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T), run the commands below one by one to install it via dpkg and fix dependency problem via apt:

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/ubuntu-tweak_0.8.7-1~getdeb2~xenial_all.deb

sudo apt-get -f install

3. (Optional) If you want to remove the tool, run the command below in terminal:

sudo apt remove ubuntu-tweak

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 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

ubuntu tweak 0.8.8

Ubuntu Tweak, the graphical configuration tool, has been updated to v0.8.8 silently with a few fixes for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr.

For those who never heard of this tool, Ubuntu-Tweak is one of the first graphical tool for Ubuntu which was started almost 7 years ago when Ubuntu was at 7.10 Gutsy.

The latest Ubuntu Tweak 0.8.8 was released only for Ubuntu 14.04 with following changes:

  • Cache path of Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird in Linux has changed to ~/.cache. Now Ubuntu Tweak updated with the cache path changed.
  • Add support to clean the cache2 folder for Firefox
  • Fix the bug that show “Computer Icon” and rename will crash in Ubuntu 14.04

Ubuntu Tweak update for Ubuntu 14.04

Install or Upgrade to Ubuntu Tweak 0.8.8:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one to add the developer’s PPA and receive updates:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

If you don’t like Ubuntu PPAs, grab the .deb package directly from HERE.