Frequently Asked Questions¶
If you want to trigger guake manually, for instance on system where
libkeybinder3 does not work,
you can register the following snippet in your window manager
dbus-send --type=method_call --dest=org.guake3.RemoteControl \ /org/guake3/RemoteControl org.guake3.RemoteControl.show_hide
You can use the simpler:
Please note the command guake -t will also toggle Guake but since it initialize a bit more than just necessary, it can be slower that the two previous commands.
Note on Wayland¶
There are some reports of Guake not opening when a Wayland app or empty desktop is focused. The issue has been reported on Ubuntu 17.10 LTS, Fedora 26 and Fedora 27. For more context, see issue #1041.
The workaround is setting a manual keybinding as described above.
On Fedora 26, for example, this can be accomplished by going to Settings > Keyboard and
adding a new custom shortcut to execute
Note for Archlinux users¶
This applies to users of Archlinux based distributions too and may be of help to non
Debian/Ubuntu users as well. Currently
make install is optimized for Ubuntu, which
does not mean that it cannot be used on other systems, but depending on your system
you may have to tell
make install where to install guake
(the default for Ubuntu is
So on Ubuntu the following commands are equivalent:
$ sudo make install $ sudo make install PREFIX=/usr/local
On Archlinux this can be done by passing
$ sudo make install PREFIX=/usr
which changes the installation destination to
Note that the install script automatically determines whether to use
For more details checkout the official PKGBUILD at archlinux.org, the PKGBUILD on the aur or this gist.
Why Guake crashes with Tmux and Byubu?¶
Tmux and Byobu can be used as shell instead of bash or zsh, but you should be sure to disable the
“use login shell” option. If set, Guake will not be able to start. Use
dconf-editor to reset
this option if Guake cannot start again.