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Yakuake for Gnome

3 August 2009 No Comment


I have previously written about Tilda, a gnome replacement for Yakuake. I had some issues with Tilda so I came to have a nice relationship with Yakauke. It’s important to note though, that there is another reasonable alternative to both Tilda and Yakuake and it’s called Guake.

Guake has some of the basic features of Yakuake but is still lacking in a few things. The main ones for me are:

  • Yakauke allows you to choose terminal width / Guake takes up fullscreen width. The advantage of this for me is that I can sit Yakuake on the right side of the page and read a web page as a reference if I am programming in vim or copying instructions for something.
  • Yakuake allows you to Alt+Shift+Left/Right to increase / decrease terminal width size on the fly. So if you can’t quite read the text you are referencing, it’s easy to shrink the terminal slightly so you can.

Still, if you are looking for a nice Gnome-based Quake style terminal window, Guake is a good alternative to both Tilda and Yakuake.

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