Grub Customizer 4.0 gets UI improvements, Install it via PPA

Last updated: December 13, 2013


Grub Customizer, graphical grub2 (Ubuntu’s default bootloader) settings manager now is at version 4.0. It has been a long time since the last version was released in September 2012.

Grub Customizer 4.0 gets a better user interface and adds a Revert button to undo the changes. See the changelog:

  • hiding placeholders by default (too confusing for most people, can be re-enabled at “view” -> “show placeholders”)
  • view options
  • improved trash view (sidebar instead of separate window)
  • GTKmm 3.0 (a backport to gtkmm-2.4 exists for older distributions)
  • Theming (of grub)
  • improved appearance settings
  • script replacement detection (no more duplicates when grub scripts are replaced by an update of grub)
  • backup creation on first run (allows simple restoring of the default config)
  • more help texts
  • fallback on systems without grub-mkdevicemap/ (better compatibility)


Grub Customizer 4.0

How to Install Grub Customizer:

The PPA is ready for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Linux Mint, Pear OS, Elementary OS 8 and other derivatives.

To get started installing the tool, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, add the PPA via:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer

Update package lists:

sudo apt-get update

Install the tool:

sudo apt-get install grub-customizer


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