Guake User Documentation


Welcome to the official Guake User Documentation.

Guake is a dropdown terminal made for the GNOME desktop environment. Guake’s style of window is based on a famous FPS game, and one of its goals is to be easy to reach and developer friendly.

Main Features

  • Lightweight
  • Simple Easy and Elegant
  • Smooth integration of terminal into GUI
  • Appears when you call and disappears once you are done by pressing a predefined hotkey (F12 by default)
  • Compiz transparency 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 (open on a specified monitor, open on mouse monitor)
  • Save terminal content to file
  • Open URL to your browser