Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, AltYo is an open-source, drop-down terminal emulator, similar to the Guake terminal, written in GTK+3 and Vala. The AltYo terminal emulator can be opened via a keyboard shortcut and has impressive features, like support for multiple tabs, click on links to open them in the browser and multi-monitor support.
The latest version available is AltYo 0.4 RC11, which has been released a while ago, coming with the below changes:
- fix: make focus-lost workaround optional.
- improvement: better workaround for libvte focus-lost bug.
- improvement: notify user about the need to restart altyo for the workaround to take effect.
- update: Russian translation.
- misc: hack, for future research.
In this article I will show you how to install AltYo 0.4 RC11 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing AltYo 0.4 RC11 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 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 altyo package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linvinus/altyo
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install altyo
Optional, to remove altyo, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove altyo