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Guake terminal Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to Guake terminal for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Tabby Terminal, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Guake terminal and 16 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Guake terminal are Terminator, Hyper, GNOME Terminal and Yakuake.

Guake terminal alternatives are mainly Terminal Emulators but may also be Shells or SSH Clients. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Guake terminal.
This page was last updated Mar 4, 2022
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux
  • BSD

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

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  1. Tabby is an infinitely customizable cross-platform terminal app for local shells, serial, SSH and Telnet connections.

  2. Terminator enables the user to run and manage multiple terminal emulators side-by-side in the same window. The main focus is arranging terminals in a grid. (Tabs is the most common default method, which Terminator also supports.

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    cryoff

    Allows for very easy use of multiple terminals simultaneously. Ultimate for those who urgently works in such environment.

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  3. Hyper™ is a beautiful and extensible, cross-platform terminal built on open web standards. It provides an elegant command-line experience that is consistent across all supported platforms which includes macOS, Windows and various Linux distributions like Fedora and Debian.

  4. GNOME Terminal

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    GNOME Terminal is a terminal emulator for the GNOME desktop environment written by Havoc Pennington and others. Terminal emulators allow users to execute commands using a real UNIX shell while remaining on their graphical desktop.[

  5. Yakuake is a drop-down (Quake-style) terminal emulator based on KDE Konsole technology. Its design was inspired from consoles in computer games such as Quake which slide down from the top of the screen when a key is pressed, and slide back up when the key is pressed again.

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    Toadtoad

    Like Guake, Yakuake is a drop-down terminal emulator. The main difference is that this one is KDE, and Guake is GNOME.

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    bybbo

    Yakuake is KDE desktop's alternative to Guake, wish similar Quake-style dropdown ergonomy.

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  6. Kitty ( not to be confused with KiTTY ) is a powerful, cross-platform GPU-based terminal emulator.

  7. Cool Retro Term

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    Cool Retro Term (CRT) is a terminal emulator which mimics the look and feel of the old cathode tube screens. It has been designed to be eye-candy, customizable, and reasonably lightweight.

  8. Xfce Terminal is a lightweight and easy to use terminal emulator application with many advanced features including drop down, tabs, unlimited scrolling, full colors, fonts, transparent backgrounds, and more.

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    Tanath

    Xfce Terminal can be run with --drop-down and --fullscreen and bound to a shortcut like F12 to run just like Guake.

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  9. WezTerm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A GPU-accelerated cross-platform terminal emulator and multiplexer written by @wez and implemented in Rust

  10. tilda

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Tilda is a Linux terminal taking after the likeness of many classic terminals from first person shooter games, Quake, Doom and Half-Life to name a few, where the terminal has no border and is hidden from the desktop till a key or keys is hit.

    Almost everyone thinks tilda is a great alternative to Guake terminal.
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