How to Install Elementary Tweaks on Elementary OS Juno

Elementary Tweaks is an essential application that Elementary OS users must have. I have no idea why the developer does not include this great tool in their distribution. Without Elementary Tweaks, it is difficult and almost impossible for a newbie to change the theme and icon theme on Elementary OS. Before we go through the installation, let’s have a look the new version of Elementary Tweaks. 

With this tool, you can change the GTK theme, Icons, Cursors, font, and some other settings. Without Elementary Tweaks, you will not have access to these settings. Go to the Animations tab and you will find some settings to tweak the animations.

Steps to install Elementary Tweaks on Elementary OS Juno

Step 1. Add the PPA

Open Terminal and execute the following command to install the required packages:

sudo apt install software-properties-common

Next, execute this command to add the repository

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:philip.scott/elementary-tweaks && sudo apt-get update

Step 2. Install Tweaks

Now let’s install with this command

sudo apt install elementary-tweaks

That’s it. Now open System Settings and you should see Tweaks icon there. 


  1. Hello, I am geting this error, can you help me.
    cotlas@cotlas-E202SA:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:philip.scott/elementary-tweaks
    system settings panel for elementary OS that lets you easily and safely customise your desktop’s appearance
    More info:
    Press [ENTER] to continue or Ctrl-c to cancel adding it.

    Error: retrieving gpg key timed out.

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