How To Install Guake Terminal And Guake Indicator On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr And Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander

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.

How To Install Guake Terminal And Guake Indicator On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr And Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander

The latest version available is Guake 0.4.4, which is available via the default repositories of Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 13.10, so installing it is easy. Just make sure that you are using an up to date system and install the guake package:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install guake

To adjust the Guake settings, open your Dash and type Guake Preferences.

Also, Guake Indicator is an open-source AppIndicator for the Guake terminal that helps the users to easily perform SSH connections to your favorite hosts, run some commands and add both SSH hosts or tasks to be performed locally, via Guake.

The latest version available is Guake Indicator 0.2, which has been released a while ago.

How To Install Guake Terminal And Guake Indicator On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr And Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander

To install Guake Indicator 0.2 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, you have to add the needed ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the guake-indicator package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gun101/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install guake-indicator

To start Guake-Indicator, type Guake Indicator in your Unity Dash.

To add new hosts on the list of favorite ones, edit the ~/.guake-indicator/guake-indicator.json fil, or use the Guake Indicator GUI.

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