How To Install Guake 0.7.0 On Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Guake is an open-source drop-down terminal emulator, inspired by the Quake console and written in Python and C. The users can open and hide it, by pressing a single keystroke only, which was configured to do such a thing.

The latest version available is Guake 0.7.0, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:

  • Reorganised palette definition, add a demo terminal in preference panel
  • Plenty of other new color palettes
  • Don’t propagate COLORTERM environment variable in terminal
  • Force $TERM environment variable to ‘xterm-256color’ in terminals
  • Fix issue with the quit confirmation dialog box
  • Add shortcut for transparency level
  • Add label to tell user how to disable a shortcut
  • Expose cursor_shape and blink cursor method in pref window
  • Expose Guake startup script to the pref window
  • Some window management bug fixes
  • Fix “Not focused on openning if tab was moved”
  • Add contextual menu item ‘Open Link’ on right click on a link
  • Fix compatibility with Ubuntu 15.04
  • Fix Guake Turns Gray sometimes

how to install Guake 0.7.0 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2

In this article I will show you how to install Guake 0.7.0 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Guake 0.7.0 on Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the guake package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/unstable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install guake

Optional, to remove guake, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove guake

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