Guake: A Drop-Down Terminal For GNOME In Ubuntu

Guake is a drop-down terminal for GNOME and any other desktop. It aims to provide a quick-access terminal, that show/hide on screen with a simple key pressing.

guake_aboutGuake is flexible to use with it’s keyboard shortcuts. You just need to press F12 to show/hide guake whenever you need it. Hope you are going to make Guake your friend.


Installing Guake

Open Terminal and run apt-get as root user on Guake.

$ sudo apt-get install guake
[sudo] password for enock: 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  libglade2-0 libvte-common libvte9 python-glade2 python-vte
Suggested packages:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  guake libglade2-0 libvte-common libvte9 python-glade2 python-vte
0 upgraded, 6 newly installed, 0 to remove and 195 not upgraded.
Need to get 644 kB of archives.
After this operation, 3,134 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?

The latest version of Guake 0.4.4 is available in the default repository of Ubuntu, hence it can be gotten from Ubuntu Software Center as well.

Guake_USCLaunching Guake

Guake can launched from both Terminal and Dash by simply running

$ guake

OR  Searching guake


Figure below shows guake displayed with default transparency settings.

guake_fullscreenEnjoy 🙂