The default display of Guake is transparent, however, you can change the text and Terminal background color. Guake also adds the convenience of using hotkeys and tabs to help perform Terminal tasks easily.
The Ubuntu Unity Launcher auto hides when Guake is active. If you have disabled auto hide for the Unity launcher, then Guake will stay on top of it.
The General tab allows disabling the system tray icon and enabling pop-up notifications for Guake. You can also manage the main window height from the slider at the bottom.
Guake Scroller, can be disabled from the Scrolling tab.
You can change text and background color, from the Appearance tab.
Keyboard shortcuts can be added and viewed from the Keyboard Shortcuts tab.
Guake can be installed from the following commands in the Terminal:
- Installation In Ubuntu And Debian
sudo apt-get install guake
- Installation In Fedora
yum install guake
- Installation in Gentoo
emerge -av guake
You can also install Guake for numerous Linux versions from download packages available on the developer’s link given below.