Geek Software of the Week for Linux: Guake – Drop-Down Terminal

Guake is a drop-down terminal (hit F12, and “BAM!” there it is!) for Linux! It is designed to look and act like the messaging widget in the game “Quake” thus the odd spelling on the name. It is pretty cool, and very handy!

Guake – Drop-Down Terminal

“Guake is a dropdown terminal made for the GNOME desktop environment. Its style of window is based on an fps games, and one of its goals is be easy to reach.

Guake is written mostly in python and has a little piece in C (global hotkeys stuff). The code is placed in the src directory. Files and images are in the data directory. Translation stuff is in the po directory.

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