Introduction: Using the Guake terminal emulator, you can quickly access a variety of customizable and powerful user terminals.
Guake terminal: top-down terminal for the GNOME desktop
Guak Is a terminal emulator, it is designed from top to bottom tailored for the GNOME desktop.
It was originally inspired by the terminal seen in FPS games (Thor’s Hammer). Even though it was originally built as a fast and easily accessible terminal, it is much more than that.
Guake terminal provides a large number of functions and customizable options. Here, I will focus on the main functions of the terminal and the process of installing it in any of your Linux distributions.
Features of Guak Pier
- Keyboard shortcuts (F12) To start anywhere with the terminal as an overlay
- Guake terminal runs in the background for persistent access
- Ability to split labels horizontally and vertically
- Change the default shell (if any) from the available options
- Realignment options
- Change the appearance of the terminal through a variety of color palettes
- Ability to save the contents of the terminal to a file using GUI options
- Toggle full screen option when needed
- You can easily save tags or open new tags as needed
- Ability to restore tags
- Option to configure and learn new keyboard shortcuts to quickly access the terminal and perform tasks
- Change the color of a specific label
- Easily rename tags to quickly access what you already need
- Quick open function allows you to open text files directly from the terminal on your favorite editor with a single click
- Ability to add your own commands or scripts when starting or displaying Guake terminal
- Multi-monitor support
You can do many things just for fun. However, I also believe that advanced users can use these features to make their terminal experience easier and more efficient.
When I used it to test something and write this article, I felt like I was calling the terminal to tell the truth. So, I definitely think it’s cool!
Install Guake Terminal on Linux
Guake Terminal is available through the default repositories on Ubuntu, Fedora and Arch.
You can follow its official instructions to learn about the commands you can use, or if you are using an Ubuntu-based distribution, just type:
sudo apt install guake
Please note that you may not be able to get the latest version using this method. Therefore, if you want to have the latest version, you can choose to use PPA in the following ways: Linux Uprising Get the latest version:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linuxuprising/guake sudo apt update sudo apt install guake
What do you think of Guake Terminal? Do you think it is a useful terminal emulator? Do you know something similar?
Please feel free to let me know your thoughts in the comments below.