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

Installation

Install yakuake, available in the official repositories.

Usage

Once installed, you can start Yakuake from the terminal with:

$ yakuake

After yakuake has started you can click on configure yakuake by clicking on the "Open Menu" button (middle button on the bottom right hand side of the interface) and select "Configure Shortcuts" to change the hotkey to drop/retract the terminal automatically, by default it is set to F12.

Starting Yakuake with user defined sessions

Like Guake Yakuake allows the user to invoke a shell script for instance to load Yakuake with user's defined sessions. In a nutshell, Yakuake can be launched and for instance when the hotkey to drop the terminal down will start showing all the individual tab(s) and their programs as the user defined in their own respective tab(s). Furthermore, like Guake Yakuake also allows one to define the name for each and every specific name of their tab(s).

However, Yakuake relies on Qt framework and therefore the syntaxes for invoking the spawning/renaming/executing tab(s) are not the same as Guake. Below is a rough guide on setting up Yakuake to spawn user defined sessions (as tested working with 2.9.9-1).

~/editme.sh
# Starting yakuake based on user preferences. Information based on http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-873915-start-0.html
# Adding sessions from previous website is broken, use this: http://pawelkoston.pl/blog/sublime-text-3-cheatsheet-modules-web-develpment/
# This line is needed in case yakuake does not accept fcitx inputs.
/usr/bin/yakuake --im /usr/bin/fcitx --inputstyle onthespot
 
# Start iotop in its own tab.
qdbus-qt4 org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/sessions org.kde.yakuake.addSession
qdbus-qt4 org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/tabs setTabTitle 0 "iotop" 
qdbus-qt4 org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/sessions runCommandInTerminal 0 "iotop"
 
# Start htop in its own tab.
qdbus-qt4 org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/sessions org.kde.yakuake.addSession
qdbus-qt4 org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/tabs setTabTitle 1 "htop"
qdbus-qt4 org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/sessions runCommandInTerminal 1 "htop"
 
# Start atop in its own tab.
qdbus-qt4 org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/sessions org.kde.yakuake.addSession
qdbus-qt4 org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/tabs setTabTitle 2 "atop"
qdbus-qt4 org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/sessions runCommandInTerminal 2 "atop"
 
# Start (watching) iptables in its own tab.
qdbus-qt4 org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/sessions org.kde.yakuake.addSession
qdbus-qt4 org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/tabs setTabTitle 3 "iptables -nvL"
qdbus-qt4 org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/sessions runCommandInTerminal 3 "~/.iptables.sh"
 
# Start journalctl --follow --full in its own tab.
qdbus-qt4 org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/sessions org.kde.yakuake.addSession
qdbus-qt4 org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/tabs setTabTitle 4 "journalctl"
qdbus-qt4 org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/sessions runCommandInTerminal 4 "journalctl --follow --full"
 
# Start irssi in its own tab.
qdbus-qt4 org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/sessions org.kde.yakuake.addSession
qdbus-qt4 org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/tabs setTabTitle 5 "irssi"
qdbus-qt4 org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/sessions runCommandInTerminal 5 "irssi"
 
# Start root shell 1 in its own tab.
qdbus-qt4 org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/sessions org.kde.yakuake.addSession
qdbus-qt4 org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/tabs setTabTitle 6 "rootshell0"
qdbus-qt4 org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/sessions runCommandInTerminal 6 "sudo -i"
 
# Start root shell 2 in its own tab.
qdbus-qt4 org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/sessions org.kde.yakuake.addSession
qdbus-qt4 org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/tabs setTabTitle 7 "rootshell1"
qdbus-qt4 org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/sessions runCommandInTerminal 7 "sudo -i"
 
# Start shell 1 in its own tab.
qdbus-qt4 org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/sessions org.kde.yakuake.addSession
qdbus-qt4 org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/tabs setTabTitle 8 "shell0"
 
# Start shell 2 in its own tab.
qdbus-qt4 org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/sessions org.kde.yakuake.addSession
qdbus-qt4 org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/tabs setTabTitle 9 "shell1"
 
# Kill default (and now redundant) new shell tab. Already there are two shells each opened for both root and user.
qdbus-qt4 org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/sessions org.kde.yakuake.removeSession 10