Install Tomahawk 0.7 via PPA in Ubuntu 13.10/13.04/12.04/Linux Mint

Last updated: March 19, 2015

Tomahawk is a social music player which allows to connect with your jabber / gtalk / twitter friends and share collections and playlists.

Tomahawk in Ubuntu Software Center is version 0.6 while the latest has reached 0.7. Here’s the changelog:

  • JavaScript Resolvers can now expose collections.
  • Introduced bundle system for JavaScript Resolvers, called “axes”.
  • Fixed playback-loop caused by duplicate tracks in a playlist.
  • Improved peer handling and removed connection support through Twitter.
  • Taking an account offline now also disconnects associated peers.
  • Improved Spotify protocol handling.
  • Added “Append to Playlist” context menu item.
  • User-friendlier collection handling: added info-buttons for artists and albums. Double-clicking an item expands it now.
  • Charts only load on-demand now.
  • Fixed Diagnostics information not correctly updating.
  • Fixed issue with hidden sidebar and panels.
  • Fixed issues with some color schemes.
  • Fixed playing files with special characters in the filename.
  • Improved stability.
  • Added translations for Catalan, Czech, Galician, Greek, Italian and Chinese.
  • (Windows) Smoother and more responsive audio playback.
  • (Linux) Fixed grid issues with GTK-styles.

Install Tomahawk via PPA:

The Tomahawk PPA always contains the latest release for Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS users. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open temrinal. When it opens, run below command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:tomahawk/ppa; sudo apt-get update

After that, you can use Ubuntu Software Center, Synaptic package manager or other package manager to install this player. Or run below command in terminal:

sudo apt-get install tomahawk tomahawk-dbg



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2 responses to Install Tomahawk 0.7 via PPA in Ubuntu 13.10/13.04/12.04/Linux Mint

  1. how do you uninstall it?
    i loved the idea of tomahawk when i first installed it.
    but it was a royal pain in the backside.
    it was trying to be too clever. if i want something that does what tomahawk appears to be trying to do,then i would simply go to
    it was too elaborate and too much hassle, and DESPITE what their website said,YOU COULD NOT EVEN DRAG AND DROP files on to it.
    it didnt run very well. took too long to load, and was not at all instinctual to use,like winamp,or clementine.
    for ubuntu users, i still recommend clementine! the rest of the competition really are too gimmicky.

    and hey buddy! yuour grammar and spelling in english are very good. and even when you may make mistakes in english,dont worry, as there are many english dialects,and we all have different accents, and all have differing forms of how we say and do it.
    but your good!

    • To remove the player run:

      sudo apt-get remove tomahawk

      Also remove the PPA via:

      sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:tomahawk/ppa