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I have been a heavy user of reverse-search-history( Ctrl+R ) functionality in gnome-terminal(Default terminal client in Ubuntu). Recently I started using Guake drop-down terminal in my system. Loved Guake for its easy access, but couldn't find any revere-search-history functionality or key-mapping for it. Is there such a thing available for Guake, or is there any workaround solutions for it?

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I can confirm that CTRL+R brings up the same prompt in Guake as it does in Gnome Terminal for me. Try reinstalling Guake, perhaps? – Alex Nov 27 '12 at 0:33
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Thanks to @Alex's comment. It made me delve into the Guake preferences in which, the Default interpreter was set as /bin/dash. I just had to change it to: /bin/bash, now all my bash settings set in my .bashrc file works, along with the reverse-search-history( Ctrl+R ).

Change in Guake Preferences: Guake Preferences

Guake now works as intended: Guake with reverse-history-search

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I like the background on guake you use. I wasn't able to find the image, please provide a link to it . <br/> – sumit.murari Oct 29 '14 at 17:12
@user182904, Let me check if I still have that wallpaper with me. I had found it from some mimnimalist wallpaper site. – saji89 Oct 30 '14 at 5:04
thnx, I found the image here…. But background just goes black, no bulbs on the right, have you done any tweaking other than just setting image background from guake preferences?? – sumit.murari Oct 30 '14 at 5:45
@user182904, I don't remember exactly. I'll check and tell. – saji89 Oct 30 '14 at 6:19

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