Guake Terminal - What is it?

Guake is a top-down terminal for Gnome (in the style of Yakuake for KDE, Tilda or the terminal used in Quake).

You can check the screenshots to get a small feeling about it.

How to get it

Guake is packaged by a number of distributions, among which are Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu or ArchLinux, so please check your repo. Source tarballs are available; see the Downloads page.

Reporting bugs

Oh the bugs. Report 'em all! To file a bug report, use GitHub's Guake repository. Though you have to sign up first.

If you have reported a ticket on our site's trac system and you are looking for news, you should know that all (working on it now) active tickets have been duplicated on GitHub's issue tracker and thus you should search it here and follow the link that points on same issue on GitHub's guake, or look for it there.


If you starve to add a feature to Guake, head to the GoingFurther page. Some knowledge of Python, git and GTK is all what you need.

Frequently Asked questions

You can also find some notes on the FrequentlyAskedQuestions page. In case of troubles, drop us a letter.