If you are a Linux user, you might be using the terminal a lot. Normally, terminal is a very powerful tool in Linux. We can do anything with it! So, if you need to run the terminal, what will you do? Touch the mouse, move it to the menu, search for the terminal shortcut and execute it? Yes, that’s the normal way… But, what if you can call the terminal by just pressing a key on the keyboard?
Guake is a small app which helps you to keep your terminal ready to be launched when you press the shortcut. If you need to execute a command in the terminal, just press F12 (You can later change this shortcut) and a terminal will pop out from the top of your screen. If you need several terminals, Guake can also answer your problem with its tabs. Open a new tab and you have a new terminal! Cool isn’t it?
How To install Guake on Ubuntu :
- It’s very simple, just open the terminal and enter the following command :
sudo apt-get install guake
How To set it to start automatically with the system?
Normally, if you want to use Guake, you have to run it manually for the first time. But, you can also set it to auto-start. Lets see how to do it :
- First, go to Unity dash and search for “Startup Applications” and run it
- If you are lucky, you’ll see Guake already in the list but it will be disabled. Just put the tick and close the windows :
- If you are not that lucky, you have to enter it manually. Just click “Add” and fill the form as follows :
- After that, close the window, restart your machine and hit F12 to run Guake!