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Even with all the patches available for webOS, there’s still the occasion that we run into where we want everything that a patch does except for that one little thing that’s just too much of a deal breaker. It happens, and we wouldn’t expect the patch maker to exactly anticipate our needs or build a new patch just to make us shut up. So what’s a user to do?

Install a new app called Tweaks from WebOS Internals, that’s what. So long as the patch you’re using has been updated to be compatible with tweaks (it will show as a green “+” instead of a blue “x” in Preware), you’ll be able to fire up Tweaks and make some additional fine-tuning adjustments that otherwise wouldn’t be available. This builds off the concept of Sconix’s Advanced System patches for webOS 2.0, allowing additional configuration options. Sconix has update his Advanced System patches to be compatible with Tweaks, giving users the option to set exact values for keyboard brightness, enable/disable ringer switch and GPS icons, select a battery icon display mode (percentages, icons, etc), choose how emails are opened, and more (so long as you have the corresponding patches installed).

Tweaks is a true webOS 2.0 app, leveraging both a node.js service and db8 to generate the interface based on which patches are currently installed. Right now a few of Sconix’s patches have received a Tweaks-compatible update, but WebOS Internals is encouraging more patch developers to create and/or update Tweaks compatible patches. The end result may be fewer, but far more customizable, patches, which in the end is only a good thing for users.

As always, WebOS Internals does all of their work open source and free of charge for the community. All they as is that if you appreciate their work that you show your appreciation with a donation. More screenshots of Tweaks after the break.