Guake is a drop-down terminal for the GNOME desktop which includes split terminal functionality, session save/restore, support for transparency, and many other features.

配置 zsh guake 小记

Install zsh

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install zsh

Install Oh-my-zsh

wget –no-check-certificate -O – | sh

Make zsh default shell

chsh -s $(which zsh)

Get oh-my-zsh config

From here:

Change theme

Edit zshrc config vim ~/.zshrc


Install missing fonts

Install missing fonts here: After install missing font, change terminal font to “Melon xx”.

Refresh font cache

fc-cache -f -v

Install solarized scheme to guake

According to this: git clone this repo and run ./set_dark solarized .

Some config of guake

  • F12 to toggle guake
  • F11 to toggle full screen

Tab management

  • Alt + T for new tab
  • Alt + W for close current tab
  • Alt + N to go to previous tab
  • Alt + P to go to next tab


  • Alt + C for copy text to clipboard
  • Alt + V for paste text from clipboard

Guake 自带的终端内搜索 Ctrl + Shift + F


guake zsh

And here is another article about guake, I am taking some shorcut configs from this article. And if you want to build guake from source, you can take a look at thie article.

And all the source code: