[nSLUG] Anyone Heard Of Ubuntu-Tweak...?
chamberlain2007 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 13:38:34 AST 2008
I have used it, there were some good things for nautilus, if I
remember correctly... Nothing you can't do in gconf, though.
On 29-Jan-08, at 1:04 PM, Eugene Cormier <eugene.cormier at gmail.com>
> I've used tweakui for ubuntu and didn't actually find that it did
> anything useful....
> On Tue, 2008-01-29 at 11:13 -0400, Michael Lauzon wrote:
>> I know it's only for GNOME, I just found it interesting and thought
>> post it here...I didn't say I'd use it; as I don't really use those
>> 'tweaking the registry' applications on Windows as I'd much rather do
>> that by hand...not!
>> On Jan 29, 2008 11:10 AM, Oliver Doepner <odoepner at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I tend to stay away from all those "Tweaking" tools. They do things
>>> under the covers, are often poorly written and maintained and appeal
>>> mostly to those new users who are used to "Tweaking the Registry"
>>> in their Windows days.
>>> This particular tool that you mentioned is for standard Ubuntu and
>>> _GNOME_ desktop in particular. It is not for KDE, not for XFCE,
>>> not for
>>> the other leaner window managers that are more suitable for the
>>> AMD K6
>>> machine that you want to use.
>>> The standard GNOME configuration options (in the UI) are so dumbed
>>> that I can perfectly understand the motivation for this tool.
>>> GNOME has
>>> this weird policy that "the user" would only be confused by too many
>>> config options and so (at least) the core GNOME components like
>>> (window manager), Nautilus (file manager), etc. have really poor
>>> configuration UIs.
>>> On the other hand, GNOME has its own configuration settings
>>> infrastructure named "gconf" that can manage way more options than
>>> the UI exposes to the user. The resulting effect is in some ways
>>> to the Windows Registry: You can use a gconf editor (think
>>> "regedit") to
>>> "tweak" things on the low level. But as with the Windows Registry,
>>> are on your own and can easily break things.
>>> I guess that "Ubuntu-Tweak" is trying to bridge this gap between the
>>> GNOME configuration UI and GCONF.
>>> Having said that, Michael, you could have found out that this tool
>>> only for GNOME (i.e. irrelevant for you short-term purposes) by
>>> reading the page that you sent the URL for.
>>> GNOME is not a lightweight desktop environment.
>>> Look into XFCE or ROX Desktop (http://roscidus.com/) if you want a
>>> desktop environment.
>>> Check out "pure" window managers like fluxbox if you want to save
>>> more resources: http://rox.sourceforge.net/desktop/static.html
>>> I would not recommend twm. It is old and does not support more
>>> standards for window manager inter-operability. Also, it's been
>>> unmaintained for quite a while: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twm
>>> Michael Lauzon wrote:
>>>> Just found the following article while surfing the Web, it's
>>>> about an
>>>> application for Ubuntu called "Ubuntu-Tweak"...has anyone ever
>>>> of it? Well, if not...here is the URL to the short article:
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