Guake 0.8.4 Has Been Released, Bringing Fixes Only. How To Install It On Your Ubuntu System

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

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

Installation instructions:

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.

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2 comments on “Guake 0.8.4 Has Been Released, Bringing Fixes Only. How To Install It On Your Ubuntu System
  1. smlvcfncst says:

    I’ve followed your instructions trying to install it from the terminal, but I can’t find out how to start that terminal. As you sure has suspected, I’m new and I know almost nothing.

    Thank you very much.

    • Mardwan says:


      This happened to me. I had to restart the computer after installation. I then realized that F12, which is used to toggle open and close guake, doesn’t work for me. I tried Fn+F12 and it worked 🙂

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