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Guake terminal has space left at the top

When starting the Guake terminal in 13.04, there is a space of 1-2 cms left at the top. i.e THe guake terminal top border is 1-2 cms below the screen top edge. How can I fix this as it was working ...
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Guake terminal showing up wrong in Unity

It seems Guake terminal is not aware of the Unity sidebar being hidden. Even when the sidebar is hidden, it still shows with a left offset that is based on the width of the sidebar. Additionally, the ...
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Bash command history not working

The command history between sessions is not getting saved. I'm using guake and the history for the session is working fine. I noticed that .bash_history had some commands I executed in sudo -s mode ...
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How to open directory in Guake from Nautilus

In Nautilus, I have upon right-clicking a directory, the option to open a Terminal with the prompt in the selected directory. I think this is very handy and I use it a lot. Now I would like to use ...
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Can I change the name of the guake tab to show the current command?

I use guake very heavily, and ssh into more than 3 computers at any point in time. I also have daemons running on some tabs (terminals). What I want to know, Is it possible to have the name of the ...
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Script for opening tabs in Guake terminal

I am using this script with gnome terminal: #!/bin/sh gnome-terminal --tab --title="1" --command="ssh 1" \ --tab --title="2" --command="ssh 2" \ --tab --title="3" --command="ssh 3" \ --tab ...
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How to set Guake as preferred terminal emulator for “Run in Terminal”?

I've recently installed Guake and like it a lot. I'd like to set it as my preferred terminal application. That is, when I right-click on a bash script file, click "Open", and choose "Run in Terminal", ...
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Guake Doesn't Start When Session Starts

I've Ubuntu 12.04 installed. I've added guake to startup applications but it doesn't work. All programs listed in startup application are working except guake. What should I do?
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How to use guake at right side monitor in dual display environment

I want to use Guake at right monitor. So I added this ppa by sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cberner/guake, and sudo apt-get update. ...
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Text selection CTRL+SHIFT+Cursor Keys in shell?

I'm using guake and zsh and I'd like to use Ctrl+Shift+Arrows to select word-by-word, Ctrl+Arrows to jump around words, Shift+Arrows to select char-by-char in terminal. This is working as expected in ...
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Terminal emulator left-click to open link

So I've been trying to get back to using Linux as my primary OS. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome 3. I've tried multiple terminal emulators, but they all seem to have a common failing: you need to ...
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How do I set preferences for the Guake Terminal?

Just installed guake - terminal emulator. How can I get to preferences to customize it? I don't seem to have any if the normal menu's available. I searched everything on their help site to no ...
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Annoying autorenaming in Guake

I love Guake drop-down terminal, but it has an annoying issue. When I use many tabs, I hate when the tab names rename each time I execute a command or navigate in one of them. I want to rename any tab ...
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How to make scripts run in Guake terminal instead of normal terminal?

I have installed Guake terminal and I find it amazing. I have many scripts added as .desktop files in launcher. Now I want these scripts to run in the Guake terminal instead of opening in the normal ...
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guake with zsh doesn't start

I changed guake to use /bin/zsh from /bin/bash. now it doesnt start. by start, i mean that when click the shortcut key, guake just pops up for a second, and then disappears. I changed the default ...
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Reliable alert dialogs from the shell

I'd like to have a message pop up in response to various system events, mostly in order to be able to set reminders for myself from a shell session. There are a few ways to do this; zenity seems to ...
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Cant bind guake on F12 key

After ubuntu update to 13.10 guake didn't appear on F12 key. I tried to change it to another F-key, but get message: "Unable to bind global F12 key". Any ideas how to get this to work again?
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How can I get a slide-in effect for Guake under 12.10?

Evidently, in earlier releases of Ubuntu, an animation add-on plugin for Compiz called Skewer could be tweaked to get a slide-in/slide-out effect for opening and closing Windows. Alas, I discovered ...
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How to add Guake to the Unity top Bar?

I am using Guake in Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit ,is there any way i can put it on the Unity top Panel .
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How do I make terminator emulator appear and disappear like guake?

I am using terminator 0.96 as terminal emulator. How can I make it run in the background and make it appear/disappear like guake terminal (i.e. using a shortcut key).
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When I run Nautilus or Guake from awesome wm the wallpaper is reverted to my Unity background

I'm using awesome wm on a ubuntu 12.04. It works fine except that whenever I run guake or nautilus should the background being reverted back to what's my background on unity. on using nautilus, ...
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How to change Guake cursor from block to I-Beam?

As the title says, I want to change the cursor of Guake to I-Beam (the vertical line). I find block cursor to be confusing sometimes. I looked into the preferences but unfortunately there is no option ...
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Guake and gnome-terminal $PATH

Most of the time I use Guake as terminal emulator. Today I wanted to start a program from gnome-terminal and it tells me that it's not installed currently, although I ran the program a minute ago on ...
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Overlay text editor?

I find myself often taking quick notes. E.g. jotting down what files I have edited etc, or a quick reminder. For this I just have a gedit window open to which I alt + tab, and then apply "always on ...
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Quake-style terminal with splitting in Gnome other than Yakuake

The most common Quake-style terminal in Gnome seem to be Guake and Tilda, but they can't split to show several shells in single tab like Yakuake can. Is there any alternative which can do so?
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Maintain terminal session after reboot?

I recently installed and started using guake terminal. I really enjoy the way it keeps terminal sessions active after closing the window, however whenever I reboot I have to rerun some of the tabs ...
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Ctrl + < not working with Guake

I was using Ctrl+< as a shortcut to show Guake in 11.10. Now when I define the shortcut it recognizes the combination but when I try to use it it doesn't work. Instead, it recognizes < as being ...
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Guake terminal appearance like a normal terminal?

I love how the normal terminal looks on Ubuntu. I recently installed Guake and the Guake terminal is pretty simple (ugly): white on black with a simple font. Furthermore it's inconsistent with other ...
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How do I get Guake(terminal) to report the correct terminal?

I've been using Guake on my laptop and my desktop and everything has been fine until I recently bought a new HD and did a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.10. I installed Guake and it works fine except for ...
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How to make Guake start by starup?

I'm looking for help, because i had to install Ubuntu one more time and I was always using Guake Terminal. In fact I don't know how, but it was always starting when the desktop appeared and I only ...
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Guake terminal hiding on AltGr - can't type pipes

Today my Guake Terminal started acting up in a way I haven't seen before - every time I press AltGr (which on my Swedish keyboard is the right Alt, right next to Spacebar on the right-hand side) the ...
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Ctrl + R alternative for Guake

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 ...
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Tilda - Can I make it close on lose focus?

Can I make Tilda (or any window for that matter) close on lose focus? I like Tilda better than Guake but I like the close on lose focus of Guake setting. Is there a Compiz setting I've forgotten ...
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Disable 'grave' button in Ubuntu 14.04

I want to bind in "guake terminal" grave ` button to some action, but can't do this, always get exception that "Cannot bind global grave button". Also I disabled ALT+` for "switches windows of ...
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Guake does not show end of text line

Working on Ubuntu 12.04, Guake 0.4.3. Faced with inappropriate behavior with end of text lines (left side of screen) that are displayed on Guake. See screenshot: Also I navigate to /etc to find ...
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Can anyone tell me how to make guake terminal be part of the start-up applications? [duplicate]

How can I add Guake terminal to the start-up applications?
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How can I get guake to start?

When I try to start guake it fails and I get the following error message: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/guake", line 1422, in <module> if not main(): File ...
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Guake bind to XF86Search

I want to bind my mouses XF86Search button to toggle/open the Guake terminal (it's the F12 key by default). So while I was running Ubuntu 10.04 this was working out of the box...I just had to install ...
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Guake flashes white when closing

When I close Guake, using F12, instead of fading out as it does on my laptop, it just flashes white. The activation animation works fine, it flies in from full transparency and quickly fades in. ...
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Guake behavior for other apps

I use and love the guake terminal emulator, so i wonder if it is possible to get the toggle behavior work for other applications. For example i want to press F11 and my current running gVim instance ...
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Guake disappears randomly on Ubuntu 13.10

I use dual monitors with a static Guake terminal on one while doing everything else on the other. Guake will work for a seemingly random amount of time, and eventually disappear until I reboot or kill ...
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Why one of the package s I've installed is unaccessible in Guake Terminal?

I installed Rails framework (Ruby on Rails) on my Ubuntu. Today after I installed Guake Terminal, and I called Rails command in it => The program 'rails' is currently not installed Rails still ...
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Guake disappears after being minimized

I'm having a problem with Guake. When I accidentally use the hotkey to minimize and the focus is on Guake, it minimizes, this is not the problem, the problem is that I don't know how to recover it. ...
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Why do “svn” commands block in gnome-terminal for couple of minutes (But Guake Terminal works instantly)?

I am facing a strange problem where svn commands block for a couple of minutes if I use gnome-terminal. So does UXTerm and Terminator. But strangely Guake Terminal works fine. I ran the following ...
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How to hide a window when another window is maximized

I use Terminator and have configured it to behave like Guake by following the below article. http://www.webupd8.org/2011/07/install-terminator-with-built-in-quake.html One of the points mentioned, ...
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Guake no longer showing desktop when opening

It used to show the desktop as a background when I open it, but for some reason it's just overlying (so the top most window is now the background). Is there a setting somewhere to prevent this? ...
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In guake, why only the first tab is transparent?

In guake, if I press "F12", I get the semi-transparent HUD-like terminal as expected. But if I then press "ctrl-shift-t" to open another tab, the new tab will not be transparent any more. Is this a ...
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how to know which program uses key as keyshortcuts

related to https://github.com/Guake/guake/issues/316 F12 cannot be assigned as toggle guake terminal. How to know which program blocks it? Thanks in advance.
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How to zoom in & out of text within Guake Terminal

Problem Cannot zoom in & out of text when working within Guake Terminal. Attempts Within Ubuntu's default terminal the following key combination allows me to zoom-in: ...
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How to automatically add '&' after each command in a terminal

I use guake as a sort of "run" command, because my lxde launcher often misbehaves. So I just enter the command line in guake followed by & (So I get back the control of the console). Is there a ...