Guake Terminal

Unleash the power of Guake Terminal for seamless and efficient Linux command line usage. Download now and take your terminal experience to the next level!

What is Guake Terminal?

Guake is a popular drop-down terminal emulator for Linux that provides quick and easy access to the command line interface. It features a convenient and customizable terminal window that can be easily toggled with a hotkey. With its sleek design and user-friendly interface, Guake is a favorite among Linux users who value efficiency and productivity.

Features of Guake Terminal

Drop-Down Terminal

Guake offers a drop-down terminal that can be accessed instantly with a hotkey. This allows for quick command execution without the need to open a separate terminal window.

Customizable Appearance:

Users can personalize the appearance of Guake, including the terminal colors, font size, transparency, and more, to suit their preferences.

Tabbed Interface

Guake supports tabbed terminal sessions, allowing users to manage multiple terminal instances within a single window.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Guake provides a wide range of keyboard shortcuts for various actions, making it easy to navigate and control the terminal quickly.

Split Panes

Guake supports split panes, allowing users to divide the terminal window vertically or horizontally, enabling simultaneous execution of multiple commands.

Quake Mode

Guake’s Quake mode enables the terminal to slide down from the top of the screen, similar to the behavior of the popular game Quake, providing a seamless and immersive terminal experience.

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System Requirements for Guake Terminal

Operating System:

Linux (Guake is primarily developed for Linux distributions)

Desktop Environment:

Guake can be used with various desktop environments, including GNOME, KDE, Xfce, and others.


Guake requires Python and the GTK library to be installed on the system.

Downloading & Installing of Guake Terminal

  1. Open a terminal window.
  2. Update your package manager’s repository information by running the command:
    sudo apt update
  3. Install Guake by executing the following command:
    sudo apt install guake
  4. Once the installation is complete, you can launch Guake by searching for it in your application launcher or by pressing the assigned hotkey.
  5. Configure Guake according to your preferences by accessing its preferences menu, where you can modify settings such as appearance, hotkeys, tab behavior, and more.

Please note that the exact installation steps may vary depending on your Linux distribution.