Yakuake (Yet Another Kuake) is a drop-down terminal emulator, based on Konsole.
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Pro Very customizable
Almost everything in Yakuake is customizable: from split view, fullscreen mode, configurable dimensions, to animation speed and keybindings.
Pro Drop-down terminal makes for ease of use
Yakuake is a drop-down terminal. This means that you can press, for example, F12, and it slides downward from the top edge of the screen. After you are done with it, you can then hit F12 again and it slides back on top.
Pro Tabs support
Yakuake supports tabs, while working with several tabs is very easy. By default: to open a new tab press
Ctrl + Shift + t. To move through them:
Shift + left/right arrow.
Pro Split layout
You can easily split any tab into different windows and run several commands at the same time then monitor and change them with ease. You won't find this feature in guake or tilda!
Pro Monitor for activity/silence
When an activity is let working (e.g.: compiling some source or upgrading some system), and you forgot it, a nice popup and sound will alert you when the command prompt returned on that term.
Pro Save output as text
You can save the output of a terminal directly to a text file, to work properly with it later.
Opens at 40MB and stays below 100MB with some tabs splitted in four each. So if you need to have many terminals emulators opened in your desktop environment, is the a very light solution for all the features it includes.
Pro Unlimited scroll history
You can scroll, inside the same terminal session, infinitely, so no command should be lost, even it isn't stored yet on history.
Pro Wayland support
As the entire Plasma Desktop, yakuake already has full support for Wayland.
Pro Quick search support
Search directly in your favourite search engine just by selecting something and right clicking. It will open the browser result page.
Pro Quick move through splits and tabs
You can move through terminals with Ctrl+Shift+Cursors or tabs with Shift+Cursor keys, so no need to touch you mouse or pad, making working with terms even faster.
Pro Enhanced focused terminal
You can configure yakuake to show a visual altert when you change the terminal. So even if you have many splittings and you don't use the mouse to change between them, you can easily see where you are at any moment.
Con KDE Library dependencies
While not an issue if using KDE, when trying to use this terminal in other desktop environments or window managers, there will be a large amount of dependencies tied to the app. This makes for a large install size. For those trying to keep their desktop lean, this may be an issue.
Con Theming options are very limited, Does not integrate naturally with the DE
Con No sessions support
Is not slow at all. I have yakuake installed in all my computers (8) and it launches immediatly after pressing the hotkey. Must be a error from yourt side.
Yakuake has started to get really slow with the latest updates: it takes up to 3 seconds to start up after you have clicked the assigned hotkey.
Con No Windows support
Not true at all. I from far one of the lightiest graphical terminals out there. Mine is 14MB with a bunch of split views and 4 tabs at the moment of writing this.