Days ago, Tualatrix, Ubuntu Tweak's maintainer, announced the stopping of Ubuntu Tweak's development, statement that has created "waves" across the Ubuntu community, due to the fact that Ubuntu Tweak is a widely known, used and appreciated tool for adjusting, managing, selecting, etc, relevant Ubuntu configuration options.
Today, October 21th, the mentioned developer has stated "Thanks all of you, with your words and support, I have changed my mind, the development of Ubuntu Tweak is not going to stop", continuing the work on the tweaking utility.
Along with an in-depth explanation (of reasons behind the "retirement", such as private life, increased amount of pressure generated by the server-demanding
Apps addition, etc), a new version of Ubuntu Tweak has been released, 0.8.1, adding fixes and improvements (especially aimed at Ubuntu 12.10).
The QuickList Editor (accessible under
Ubuntu Tweak-->Admins-->QuickList Editor) is now compatible with Ubuntu 12.10, allowing users to both create/edit Unity launcher quicklists (in order to edit a quicklist, the owner-of-the-quicklist item must be
Lock to Launcher, contrary will not be visible on the left-side panel) and order launcher icons/items (dragging & dropping icons inside the QuickList Editor, automatically repositions the dropped items accordingly on the Unity launcher).
Ubuntu Tweak 0.8.1 introduces the Love Wallpaper HD, a handy utility that populates its view with multiple high-quality wallpapers; navigating to
Ubuntu Tweak-->Tweaks-->Love Wallpaper HD and clicking the
TryLuck! button, summons various wallpapers, double-clicking on a wallpaper, sets the image as wallpaper.
How do we install Ubuntu Tweak 0.8.1?
Add the following official PPA (Oneiric, Precise, Quantal)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak