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, Alt+F10, and it slides downward from the top edge of the screen. After you are done with it, you can then hit Alt+F10 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
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.
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.