Drop down Terminals?

Does anyone here use a drop down terminal like Guake? Anything thats “better”? I like hitting F12 and just doing what i need to in terminal.

Xfce4 terminal supports it natively.
For Gnome-like terminals I also recommend Tilix, a terminal that is both tiling AND drop down and matches the style of Gnome 3 completely.

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Yakuake, for Plasma.

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I don’t think it matters which Arch DE, but I’m now on EndeavourOS Mate. I forgot to mention that.

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I actually think that the least resource heavy terminal with drop down function and easy configuration then would be Xfce’s terminal.
It requires editing the launcher tho with the --drop-down command:

xfce4-terminal --drop-down

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Thanks!

I am an immense fan of shortcuts - so addicted - I can work my system without mouse - mostly - my favorite is SuperEnter - which on my system translates to - :partying_face: - a terminal

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Me too. I however use Super+<, which on my keyboard is just above the Super key and just left of Y (and I have Z and Y swapped).

So I jush mash Super+< with my fat thumb. :rofl:

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I’ve been using Tilda for years now. It’s relatively lightweight and fits my needs.

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Which desktop are you using?
Edit: Sorry i read up on the post you are using Mate now?

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Yea Mate

Well I’m not sure what would be better on Mate. Tilda seems to be one. On plasma i use the default yakuake. On Xfce you can set a drop down for it adding it to application shortcuts on keyboard. So maybe check around some more before you decide. @FredBezies is a big Mate fan so he should know.

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I was a big Mate fan. I moved to Gnome 3.36 two months ago. And tilda seems to be the right choice for a drop down terminal emulator for any GTK based environment.

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Thanks, i went with Guake. I’ll install it on my daughters pc shes running Endeavour Xfce & try it out. I’ve used Guake for a while & got use to it.

“Terminal-centric - start’em out young!” … get the t-shirt press ready :tshirt:

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I’m also a big fan of XFCE4 Terminal acting as a drop-down console.
I use the CTRL + ` shortcut for it.

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Meta+enter for konsole and meta+space bar for drop down yakuake.

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F12 here.

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I used i3 so long I use meta+something for all my hot keys. Hell, I don’t even have title bar icons and just use meta+shift+x to close windows.

Also tilix I believe was also suggested. It’s stellar as well. Nevermind tilix isn’t drop down, it’s the one that splits into tiles. Sorry.

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