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How to install Guake Terminal Emulator 0.8.5 on Ubuntu


guake00Guake is a top-down terminal for Gnome, and is highly inspirated by the terminal used in a famous FPG game. It is intended to be lightning fast to reach and interact with it in the developer or administrator everyday life.

The official web site is here:

Guake is completely written in Python and uses the GTK+ toolbox.

  • Guake Terminal Emulator Features:
  • Lightweight
  • Simple Easy and Elegant
  • Smooth integration of terminal into GUI
  • Appears and disappear by pressing a predefined hotkey (F12 by default)
  • Compiz transparency and animation support
  • Multi tab
  • Plenty of color palettes
  • Quick Open in your favorite text editor with a click on a file name (with line number support)
  • Customizable hotkeys for tab access, reorganization, background transparency, font size,…
  • Extremely configurable
  • Configure Guake startup by running a bash script when Guake starts
  • Multi-monitor support
  • Save terminal content to file
  • Open URL to your browser

Guake 0.8.5 brings the following changes and bug-fixes:

  • Add a shortcut to open the last tab
  • Fix icon size on Ubuntu
  • Add tab UUID and selection by UUID
  • Updated Polish, Chinese, German, Brazil Portuguese, Czech
  • Fixed doc
  • Fix some Pep8 issue

Install Guake 0.8.5 Terminal Emulator

Run the following commands to install the latest version of Guake Terminal Emulator on Linux Ubuntu Systems, via PPA:

Once installed, open the Guake from Ubuntu Dash.

If you wish to uninstall Guake, run the command: