Submit News Alternative Tip Form

Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.6 released – adds Desktop Recovery feature

Notice: This post is more than a year old. It may be outdated.

The latest stable release of Ubuntu Tweak is now available, adding to its already impressive roster of features a new desktop and application recovery options.

In the announcement on the release the Tweak-team say: –

“Desktop Recovery is the tool integrated into Ubuntu Tweak to help people safely tweak with desktop settings, and never worry about how to go back.”

What can it do? 
The tool is able to backup currently settings, recover/revert to a backup image and reset options back to their defaults – useful if you’re not made back up but have made a frakk up.

Currently the following applications and settings are supported by the back-up tool: –

  • GNOME Desktop settings: Panel, Themes, Background;
  • Application settings which use GConf: gedit, Compiz, Empathy, Nautilus, etc (Pretty much most desktop applications)
  • System components: Input method (ibus), network-manager, proxy…