I upgraded to Loki release today, and the PPA for elementary tweaks is not found. I installed it on Loki Beta 2, so I assume that it isn't configured on the server side for release. The PPA I'm trying is ppa:mpstark/elementary-tweaks-daily

I can't use elementary OS without the dark theme, the light theme hurts my eyes and I get a migraine. Is there somewhere else to install elementary tweaks from? I'm afraid that if I can't use the dark theme, I will have to ask for my money back and use another OS :(


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It looks like there is a new version that's been updated for Loki at https://github.com/elementary-tweaks/elementary-tweaks.

First remove the old PPA as it does not work anymore and could cause problems:

sudo apt install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:mpstark/elementary-tweaks-daily

Then add the new PPA and install the current version of Tweaks:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:philip.scott/elementary-tweaks &&
sudo apt update &&
sudo apt install elementary-tweaks
  • This worked for me as well. For now it looks like we can't customize the dock, hopefully this will come in a later release Sep 10, 2016 at 8:00
  • 2
    I've found holding Control and right-clicking on the dock in Loki will give you a preferences menu, allowing you to customize it's look.
    – Erich Kopp
    Oct 1, 2016 at 2:42
  • just type this command in the terminal to access plank settings "plank --preferences" Nov 18, 2016 at 16:06

Right-click the red mark right in that little corner to access plank settings.


@ Jason Lucero,

I too was bummed that there were no basic dock configuration settings. I installed dconf-editor and found several settings to tweaks available. As you can see from the screen shot, I downsized the icons to 40px, justified the dock to the left side, changed the theme**, and enabled pressure reveal.


** - I somehow recall liking the theme "Matte" from tinkering with elementary years ago, as I prefer a launcher/dock/bar/whatever with a background of more contrast. I just blindly entered it into dconf and it adjusted accordingly.

I noticed when I went in to ~/.config/plank/dock1 there was no "settings" text file like there was before. Previously this was available as a means to quickly adjust some dock-specific settings. While this is, for some reason, not found in Loki, at least the dconf entries exist in dconf-editor. :D

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