guake man page

guake ā€” A drop-down terminal for GNOME environment.


guake [-h, --help] [-p, --preferences] [-a, --about] [-q, --quit] [-f, --fullscreen] [-t, --toggle-visiblity] [--show] [--hide] [-s, --select-tab] [-g, --selected-tab] [-e, --execute-command] [-t, --tab-index] [--bgcolor] [--fgcolor] [-r, --rename-current-tab]


Guake is a drop-down terminal for GNOME and any other desktop. It aims to provide a quick-access terminal, that show/hide on screen with a simple key pressing.


-h, --help
Show summary of options.
-t, --toggle-visibility

Toggle the visibility of guake


Display the main window


Hide the main window

-p, --preferences

Shows the preferences window of guake

-a, --about

Shows the about window of guake

-n, --new-tab

Create a new tab in Guake

-s, --select-tab

Select a tab given its 0-based index

-g, --selected-tab

Return the index of the current tab

-e, --execute-command

Execute a command in the selected tab

-i, --tab-index

Specify which tab to rename. Default is 0.


Set the hexadecimal (#rrggbb) background color of the selected tab.


Set the hexadecimal (#rrggbb) foreground color of the selected tab


Rename the specified tab. Reset to default if TITLE is a single dash "-".

-r, --rename-current-tab

Rename the current tab. Reset to default if TITLE is a single dash "-".

-q, --quit

Closes the current running guake


guake was originally written by <>

This manual page was written by Gabriel Falcao Goncalves de Moura <>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).