The terminal is the key instrument in each of its various Linux distributions available today. It is therefore very important to use it as convenient as possible.
Guake is a new way to bring up the terminal, allowing not only a convenient use of the same, even integration within a more pleasant workspace.
Once started, Guake can recall the terminal keyboard – using the F12 key by default – which is presented differently from how we used to. It is not the classic open window, but sort of semi-transparent layer that is placed on top of all windows that are open on the workspace, which is instantiated inside the terminal. In short, it is a sort of drop-down terminal that plugs from the top of the screen. In addition to providing support for tabs, Guake also has a series of pre-configured keyboard shortcuts that allow you to use it.
The application is widely configurable. First, you can choose the shell interpreter that you prefer to take lending itself well to different uses. In addition, you can manage other parameters like autoscroll, hotkeys and appearances including fonts used in graphics, color and background. Guake is available for several Linux distributions including Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo. To install under Ubuntu Guake the following command:
sudo apt-get install Guake