There are quite a few terminal emulators for Linux, from which it brings the desktop or graphical environment we use to some that we can install from third parties, such as Terminator, Qterminal and Tilda. Precisely in the thread of Tilda we will talk today about one drop-down terminal called Guake.
As with Tilda, Guake is cached at system startup or when we open it – this will depend on our preferences and if we indicated this in Ubuntu – in such a way that when we press a shortcut key, usually F12, which will make the terminal appears on the screen.
For those who don’t know, the inspiration for these types of terminals comes directly from the world of video games, As the famous Quake included a drop-down console that could be used in-game by users and devs, And that used to be located on the key
º. By deploying the console we could introduce tricks that made the game easier for us, and the grace was that it could be accessed at any time. Guake followed the same philosophy in terms of availability and ease of access.
recently version 0.7 has been released.0, which does not bring changes that must be easily perceptible by the user, since it is mostly the typical error correction and the enlargement of the color palettes, the latter being something we will not see if it is not that we are dedicated to diving very thoroughly through the app.
As for its installation, Andrei from WebUpd8 has created a PPA through which we can have the latest version of Guake in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Linux Mint 17 and Linux Mint 17.1, and to include in our repositories we only have to open a terminal and run these commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/unstable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install guake
from Ubunlog we encourage you to Pobar Guake, Is a different way of understanding the terminal, and for users who use it is often a way to always have a way to access the application without wasting time browsing the system menus.