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 0.8.4, which has been recently released, coming with the below bug-fixes:
- Very big icon tray
- Feature keyboard shorcut hide on lose focus
- Endless transparency and small rework of hide on lose focus
- fix tray icon does not align in center
- Updated pt_BR translation
- improved Bluloco theme readability
Up to date packages are available via some third party PPA, so installing the software on Ubuntu systems is easy. Just add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the guake package:
$ 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
The installation instructions should work on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and derivative systems like Linux Mint 17.x or Elementary OS 0.3 Freya.