Yet another Quake-like terminal emulator specifically designed for the KDE desktop environment
Key features include a tabbed interface, complex D-Bus/DCOP interface, smooth roll down effects, adjustable animation speed and dimensions, as well as support for skins, which can be easily created by members of the community.
In addition, the application features mouse wheel tab navigation, copy/paste functionality, ability to open the default file manager on the current location, set character encodings, find text in the terminal window, adjust, clear or save the scrollback, and support for profiles.
When you open the program for the first time, a First Run dialog will ask you to set a keyboard shortcut for accessing the terminal emulator, as this is the only way to open and retract the Yakuake window from the top of the screen.
By default, the F12 key is used for accessing the application, but you can easily change it to any other key on your keyboard, as long as it doesn't interfere with the keyboard shortcut of another program or desktop function.
New shells can be easily opened from the plus button located on the left bottom side of the window, next to the 'Shell' tab, and will open in new tabs next to the current tab, named "Shell No. 2," "Shell No. 3," etc.
On the other hand, shells can also be easily closed using the minus button located on the right side of the tab toolbar. In addition, it features a titlebar, which allows users to enable or disable the always on top function and the full screen mode, as well as to configure keyboard shortcuts and notifications.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on May 6th, 2014
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What's New in This Release:
- Yakuake 2.9.9 is feature, bugfix and general maintenance release. The most significant new features are the introduction of silence/activity monitoring options for terminals and the addition of Get Hot New Stuff support for making it easier to download new Yakuake skins. Various little tweaks to the window behavior have been done, from auto-retracting the Yakuake window when the last session is closed to additional placement fixes in multi-monitoring setups with interesting desktop panel arrangements. Script authors will appreciate the once again expanded D-Bus APIs. Syncing the default shortcuts to changes made in Konsole and a smattering of other little fixes round things out, and finally Yakuake now depends on KDE Platform version 4.7.1 or higher.
- Yakuake now sports a standard KDE "Configure Notifications..." item in its menu. The startup notification popup configuration has moved there, and newly-added notification events covered below are found there.
- It is now possible to monitor sessions (or individual terminals within them) for activity or silence. See the tab context menu or the keyboard shortcuts to toggle monitoring, and the new "Configure Notifications" dialog mentioned above to configure what happens when activity or silence are detected in a monitored session or terminal (by default a desktop notification popup is triggered for each).
Application descriptionYakuake is an open source Quake-like terminal emulator that includes numerous attractive features and works well with ...