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I want to toggle a full-screen transparent terminal on some hotkey, so that when you close it, it just minimizes in the panel/tray but remains loaded in memory.

For example, Visor on Mac OS X:

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Guake, available in the repositories. – Chan-Ho Suh Jun 16 '12 at 8:08
That's an answer, Chan-Ho, not a comment. This question will remain open unless you make it an answer (or someone else steals your comment to make it an answer, since I was going to recommend Guake too). – Scaine Jun 16 '12 at 8:18
@Chan-Ho Suh many thanks! – gridsane Jun 16 '12 at 8:40
Someone did. Hahaha :p – Drie Jun 16 '12 at 8:40
up vote 6 down vote accepted

Use Guake

  • sudo apt-get install guake
  • F12 shows/hides
  • Use Preferences to adjust opacity, height, shortcuts and much more...
  • Guake on 12.04 Unity:

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thanks =) Before, I tried combine gnome terminal with alltray – gridsane Jun 16 '12 at 8:42

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