Would you like to know what software version you’re upgrading to before you upgrade in Ubuntu? By default, Ubuntu will go and fetch available updates for your system but won’t show you which version each package is upgrading to.

This simple tutorial shows you how to enable software versions in the update list so that you can see what version a package is upgrading to. It also shows you which version is currently installed.



Here is the default view of the update list. It doesn’t show software versions before upgrading.






To show software versions, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard, then run the commands below.


gsettings set com.ubuntu.update-manager show-versions true





Here is how it looks when you enable that feature.




That’s it!