Description:

Yakuake is a drop-down terminal emulator based on KDE Konsole technology.


--- What's new ---

3.0.2:
Yakuake v3.0.2 is a minor bugfix release that adds back a description file implementing the freedesktop.org AppData specification.

3.0.1:
Yakuake v3.0.1 is a minor bugfix release addressing installation and integration of the hicolor application icon.

3.0:
This is the first stable version of Yakuake based on KDE Frameworks 5. It bundles a new default skin implementing KDE's Breeze visual identity and includes an assortment of bug fixes.


--- Essential links ---

Yakuake's website: http://yakuake.kde.org/
Report bugs and wishes at: https://bugs.kde.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=yakuake
Older releases: http://developer.berlios.de/project/showfiles.php?group_id=7376

Changelog:

1 year ago

Changes in 3.0.2:
* Added back a description file implementing the freedesktop.org AppData specification.

Changes in 3.0.1:
* Fixed installation and integratin of hicolor application icon.

Changes in 3.0:
* Yakuake was ported to KDE Frameworks 5 and Qt 5.
* A new default skin follows the Plasma 5 Breeze design.
* Terminal focus is now preserved more reliably when closing and reopening Yakuake.
* Config changes made via the title bar menu are now synced to disk immediately, and thus preserved if Yakuake is killed instead of quit gracefully.
* The option to auto-update tab titles with the title bar contents no longer interferes with manually setting a tab title. To return to auto-updating just clear the title.
* Performance improvements in the compositor-unassisted animation code path.
* Fixed bug causing incorrect window height calculation in multi-monitor systems.

Changes in older releases: https://projects.kde.org/projects/extragear/utils/yakuake/repository/revisions/master/entry/ChangeLog

8 years ago

peteblack

Thanks, no luck though.

I've tried that and also using a fresh .kde4.0/.

Funny thing is that when I toggle the "Show title bar contents in tab labels" it works. However, the title remains the same until it's toggled again.

I'll have a closer look at it and perhaps post a bug report if I cant figure it out.

Thanks again.

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8 years ago

Sho

Do you get any error messages along the lines of unsuccessful signal connections or similar when you run Yakuake from a terminal?

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8 years ago

peteblack

Confirm fixed in 2.9.3. Good stuff!

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8 years ago

thejackal

A Noted problem when using shell-provided names for tab-names is that they quickly consume the available tab-bar space.

The only ways around this I can see as feasable are:

1: Vertically Stacked Tabs
2: Left/Right tab scroll

I would personally prefer #1 for the sake of ease of access and speed of status monitoring.

Thanks for the great tool :) ( +kde4 +konsole 4 = awesome and im ad-hoc'ing kde3 with kde4 components to get what i want till kde4 becomes more stable )

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8 years ago

erolosty

cool well i just changed 2.8.1 to make it work

void MainWindow::slotDecreaseHeight()
{
/* Decreases the window's height. */

int steps = (Settings::steps() == 0) ? 1 : Settings::steps();

mask_height = (--step * max_height) / steps;

if (step <= 0)
{
step = 0;
timer.stop();
disconnect(&timer, SIGNAL(timeout()), 0, 0);

//hide();

if (Settings::poll()) toggleMousePoll(true);

}

updateWindowMask();
title_bar->move(0, mask_height);
setGeometry (0, 0, 0, 0);
}

I made the window a singularity instead of calling setvisable and it works now. Thats in main_window.cpp (I dont use the animation anyway). Love yakuake! thanks for a sweet program, hope my hack helps others

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8 years ago

erolosty

cool well i just changed 2.8.1 to make it work

void MainWindow::slotDecreaseHeight()
{
/* Decreases the window's height. */

int steps = (Settings::steps() == 0) ? 1 : Settings::steps();

mask_height = (--step * max_height) / steps;

if (step <= 0)
{
step = 0;
timer.stop();
disconnect(&timer, SIGNAL(timeout()), 0, 0);

//hide();

if (Settings::poll()) toggleMousePoll(true);

}

updateWindowMask();
title_bar->move(0, mask_height);
setGeometry (0, 0, 0, 0);
}

I made the window a singularity instead of calling setvisable and it works now. Thats in main_window.cpp (I dont use the animation anyway). Love yakuake! thanks for a sweet program, hope my hack helps others

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8 years ago

erolosty

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yakuake/+bug/126732

http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=158395

Does anyone know how to fix this? Im running Ubuntu Hardy with kde 3.5. Im going to try compiling from svn later but is that a waste of time?

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8 years ago

erolosty

I love yakuake which is why I am upset that it looks like there is no way to fix it (while staying on kde 3.5).

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8 years ago

Sho

There have been no reports of this problem with the (rewritten) KDE 4 version, 2.9.x. I guess Qt 4 does things differently enough that the underlying X or driver bug is no longer being triggered. Ubuntu ships the KDE 4 version of Yakuake as "yakuake-kde4". You can use it in KDE 3 as well.

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8 years ago

lovecraft

That smarmy pseudo-transparency stuff is just flat ugly. There is another application, yeahconsole, that does the same job except without multiple tabs, and that awful transparency junk I can't turn off.

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8 years ago

Sho

Actually, it was basically always possible to disable translucency by way of using a skin that doesn't use translucency in its graphics files (KDE-Look.org hosts a variant of the default skin without translucency, for example).

Then, 2.8.1 introduced a way to switch off translucency in the config file, as part of the improved support for non-KDE environments, where the pseudo-translucency implementation used by the KDE 3 version doesn't work and could lead to display versions.

The KDE 4 version (2.9 and higher) uses XComposite-based translucency rather than pseudo-translucency, and has a checkbox in the settings dialog to enable or disable the use of translucency.

So, you always had options, even if they might have been a bit labor-intensive in the past. In the newest versions, however, turning of translucency is very easy.

Of course you should use YeahConsole by all means if it floats your boat, but after a casual glance at it, it hardly seems that tabs are the only Yakuake feature it doesn't provide.


Cheers,
Sho

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8 years ago

ruyrocha

Hellow fellows!
Is there any way to start yakuake with multiple tabs? Or another way to save my session/profile...

Thanks in advance.

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8 years ago

Sho

You can use the DCOP (KDE 3) or D-Bus (KDE 4) interface to add new tabs, rename them, and run commands in them. You can make use of that fact to start Yakuake with a script that first runs the application, and then the DCOP/D-Bus commands to set up your tabs.

Built-in session management is planned, but is currently waiting for pending improvements to the Konsole KPart component Yakuake embeds (such as the ability to get the CWD out of it).

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8 years ago

ruyrocha

Thanks for reply. Now, yakuake is working pretty :)
I found a script here (https://dev.sitea.cc/Pub/scripts/tab) which adds tabs (and do more) for konsole/yakuake

[]s

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8 years ago

ptri

I accidentally misplaced my hotkey to show yakuake console. and now i need to find an alternative way of changing the hotkey since i cant open the console and access the options...

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8 years ago

Sho

You have three options:

1) If you upgrade to 2.9.1, running Yakuake a second time will open the window.

2) If you're using a KDE 4 version of Yakuake prior to 2.9.1, you can open the window via D-Bus: qdbus org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/window toggleWindowState

3) If you're running a KDE 3 version of Yakuake, you can open the window via DCOP: dcop yakuake DCOPInterface slotToggleState

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8 years ago

ptri

Thanks mate! prob solved!

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9 years ago

CrazyBanana

Is there a key binding to switch between terminals when using four terminals in grid view?

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9 years ago

Sho

Yes, there are "Previous Terminal" and "Next Terminal" actions that move focus between the terminals. The defaults are Ctrl+Shift+Up and Ctrl+Shift+Down, respectively. They can be changed in the Configure Shortcuts dialog, of course.

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9 years ago

CrazyBanana

Thanks for the quick reply, another question: is it possible to configure a 4-konsole grid session in such a way, that each konsole would execute a different command on startup? I have 4 scripts to login to 4 different servers and start a screen session on each one, and it would be great to be able to do all that with a single click.

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9 years ago

Sho

Sorry -- I thought I replied to this a while ago, but I must have closed the tab with the form or some such.

Currently, you can use the D-Bus interface to add a quad session and run commands in the sub-terminals. You could put that in a bash script and use it in your shell startup file, or bind it to a global hotkey via System Settings or similar.

I'm looking at adding session template editing functionality to the app itself in the future, though. It's on the todo.

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9 years ago

shevegen

one of the coolest apps for kde

F12... run my own shell... do some command tasks.... f12 again to hide it

so cool :)

maybe one day we can even have a wobbly animation (ie the window does not only pull out in a straight fashion, but also kinda "slits out" in a diagonal angle... as if someone would throw it a bit... maybe even with a "whush" sound effect)

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9 years ago

iomari

how do I download the svn version?

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9 years ago

Sho

The KDE 4 codebase is located at '/trunk/extragear/utils/yakuake/' in the KDE SVN repository; the KDE 3 codebase is at '/branches/extragear/kde3/utils/yakuake'.

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9 years ago

iomari

I downloaded your new 2.9 version today but don't see any configure or make file. How do I install it?

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