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Making Terminal Always Run in the background like Manjaro

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:44 am
by MarkA
I tried Manjaro just a month ago but quickly jumped back again to Linux in just an hour. My laptop didn't handle it well, it crashes every time so I just gave up on Arch based Distros. Now that I tried Manjaro XFCE, one thing that I really liked about it is the terminal is always running in the backgroud so when you open it with a shortcut it quickly comes up. Unlike now in my laptop Linux Mint XFCE it is slow opening up. So I am asking if theres a way to make the terminal in Linux Mint XFCE act like in Manjaro XFCE?

Re: Making Terminal Always Run in the background like Manjaro

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:16 am
by Kadaitcha Man
MarkA wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:44 am
So I am asking if theres a way to make the terminal in Linux Mint XFCE act like in Manjaro XFCE?
I think you're referring to yakuake. You should be able to install it from the software manager, or from a terminal using apt install yakuake.
I tried Manjaro just a month ago but quickly jumped back again...
I tried it this morning and gave it away. It's gone to the dogs in the last few months. The Manjaro Hardware Manager gets in the way of everything, including it offering an eye-watering number of differently configured nVidia drivers of the same version, none of which actually work. It's a pity because Manjaro used to be very stable on this machine.

Re: Making Terminal Always Run in the background like Manjaro

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:35 pm
by MarkA
Thank you for your response. I'll try to install it tomorrow. It's currently midnight.

The worst possible giveaway that I should have not tried to install Manjaro on my laptop is when the Live Boot from a Usb stick is already experiencing crashing and hanging. :lol:

Re: Making Terminal Always Run in the background like Manjaro

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:37 am
by smurphos
Kadaitcha Man wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:16 am
I think you're referring to yakuake. You should be able to install it from the software manager, or from a terminal using apt install yakuake.
For GTK based desktops guake pulls in far fewer dependencies - apt install guake

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apt install -s guake
[sudo] password for steve:               
Reading package lists... Done
<snip>
0 to upgrade, 6 to newly install, 0 to remove and 22 not to upgrade.

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apt install -s yakuake
Reading package lists... Done
<snip>
0 to upgrade, 145 to newly install, 0 to remove and 22 not to upgrade.

Re: Making Terminal Always Run in the background like Manjaro

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:39 am
by Kadaitcha Man
smurphos wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:37 am
Kadaitcha Man wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:16 am
I think you're referring to yakuake. You should be able to install it from the software manager, or from a terminal using apt install yakuake.
For GTK based desktops guake pulls in far less dependencies - apt install guake
Ah, yes. Thanks for the correction.