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Yakuake

   2.9.9  

KDE System Tool

Score 93%
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Link:  http://yakuake.kde.org/
Minimum required   KDE 4.x
Downloads:  93103
Submitted:  Sep 16 2005
Updated:  Oct 19 2012

Description:

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


--- What's new ---

2.9.9:
Yakuake 2.9.9 is feature, bugfix and general maintenance release. The most significant new features are the introduction of silence/activity monitoring options for terminals and the addition of Get Hot New Stuff support for making it easier to download new Yakuake skins. Various little tweaks to the window behavior have been done, from auto-retracting the Yakuake window when the last session is closed to additional placement fixes in multi-monitoring setups with interesting desktop panel arrangements. Script authors will appreciate the once again expanded D-Bus APIs. Syncing the default shortcuts to changes made in Konsole and a smattering of other little fixes round things out, and finally Yakuake now depends on KDE Platform version 4.7.1 or higher.

Have a look at the changelog for additional details not mentioned here.


--- 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
KDE 4 FAQ: https://projects.kde.org/projects/extragear/utils/yakuake/repository/revisions/master/entry/KDE4FAQ




Changelog:

Changes in 2.9.9:
* Yakuake now sports a standard KDE "Configure Notifications..." item in its menu. The startup notification popup configuration has moved there, and newly-added notification events covered below are found there.
* It is now possible to monitor sessions (or individual terminals within them) for activity or silence. See the tab context menu or the keyboard shortcuts to toggle monitoring, and the new "Configure Notifications" dialog mentioned above to configure what happens when activity or silence are detected in a monitored session or terminal (by default a desktop notification popup is triggered for each).
Note that repeated activity in a terminal does not result in repeated notifications for that terminal: After the first notification, activity monitoring has to be disabled or reenabled, or the active session switched, or the window closed - only then another activity notification will be shown.
* Support for Get Hot New Stuff for skins has been added. See the new "Get New Skins..." button below the skin list in the Appearance page of the config dialog.
* When the window is set not to show on all virtual desktops and is not residing on the current virtual desktop, but is open (i.e. set to stay open regardless of focus loss), the Open/Retract action normally used to either retract it, or, when the option to also use the action to focus the window is enabled, cause the window manager to switch to the virtual desktop the window resides on. The former case, i.e. when the option to also use the action to focus the window is disabled, has now been changed to move the window to the current virtual desktop and focus it, rather than retract it.
* Yakuake now automatically retracts after the last open tab closes.
* A number of default keyboard shortcuts have been changed to reestablish consistency with Konsole, which introduced changed defaults in KDE Software Compilation v4.6.
* Invoking the window manager maximization feature now results in a Yakuake window with 100% width and height instead of the unresized window getting moved to the top-left corner of the screen. However, restore is not supported as it doesn't easily fit with Yakuake's window size state model.
* Tweaks to the code Yakuake uses to make itself the active window when invoked should improve compatibility with more window managers, particularly xfwm.
* The D-Bus API has been expanded further to cover the new activity and silence monitoring options, as well as with additional methods related to retrieving information about the keyboard input enabled state for sessions and terminals.
* The addSession* and split* D-Bus calls now return the id of the newly-created session or terminal, or -1 if creating a new session or terminal was not possible.
* Made sure that the activeTerminalId D-Bus call always returns something useful after an addSessionTwo*/Quad call, even when the window is closed while the call is made. Previously, activeTerminalId could return -1 in this situation because there technically is no active terminal until the window is opened and a focus event causes one to become active. Now the terminal that will receive focus once the window is opened is immediately declared the active terminal.
* The "Help" button was removed from the configuration dialog since there currently is no handbook included.
* Fixes to the window geometry and placement calculation in multi-screen setups and with panels located on screen edges other than the bottom edge.
* Fixed a bug causing the "Disable Keyboard Input -> For This Session" checkbox in the context menu of a multi-terminal session to become enabled when keyboard input was disabled for any of the individual terminals, rather than only when all terminals have it disabled (i.e. what enabling the checkbox manually actually does).
* Fixed errors in the tab stop order in several pages of the configuration dialog.
* Fixed the message shown on stderr when Yakuake is already running to refer to toggling rather than opening the window, since that is what a repeated execution actually does - if the window is already open, it will be closed at this time.
* Code cleanups, including porting away from recently deprecated KDE Platform APIs for future-compatibility.
* The KDE4FAQ document included in the tarball has been updated.
* Yakuake now depends on KDE Platform 4.7.1 or newer.

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




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 RPM for Fedora 10 and 11

 
 by merphy3 on: Jul 10 2009
 
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Created RPM packages for both OS.
You can get it in repository:
http://www.root0.net/repo/f10/i386/yakuake-2.9.6-1.i386.rpm
http://www.root0.net/repo/f11/i386/yakuake-2.9.6-1.i386.rpm


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 bug / feature request

 
 by ulmi on: Jul 17 2009
 
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Hi,

I am using yakuake on a dual-screen setup, and have the following problem:

When I use yakuake on Screen1 in Fullscreenmode(Ctrl-shift-F11), and click with the Mouse on something on Screen2, yakuake minimizes itself.

Not sure if this is a bug or intended, but it was not what I expected.

Minimizing yakuake on Focus Lost is ok when in normal mode, but imho not in fullscreenmode.

(Hope that didn't sound to negative, yakuake is a great program and I use it daily, this is just a minor thing that bugs me.)


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 Re: bug / feature request

 
 by Sho on: Jul 17 2009
 
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It's not really bug per se - it's expected behavior - but you may nonetheless be right that what you suggest would be better in practice :). I think I'll change it.


Please file a report on the bug tracker so I don't forget. You can use this shortcut:
https://bugs.kde.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=yakuake


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 Re: Re: bug / feature request

 
 by ulmi on: Jul 17 2009
 
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wow, fast response :).
added it as http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=200570


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 Re: Re: Re: bug / feature request

 
 by Sho on: Jul 17 2009
 
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Yep, thanks!


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 Great program, a couple ?'s

 
 by Gen2ly on: Aug 8 2009
 
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I'd like to be able to click on links in yauake with a single-click, is this possible? This would be a nice feature as I tend to work from yakauke quite a bit.

Also is it possible to disable the titlebar? I never use this and sometimes even accidentally close yakuake when I try to close a tab.

Great program. Glad to be it is being maintained and kept in good shape.


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 Re: Great program, a couple ?'s

 
 by Sho on: Aug 8 2009
 
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> I'd like to be able to click on links in yauake with a single-click, is this possible? This would be a nice feature as I tend to work from yakauke quite a bit.

The terminal area in Yakuake is actually not part of the Yakuake codebase, but of Konsole's codebase. Yakuake embeds the Konsole KPart component. The link detection and opening behavior is implemented there. Best file a wish at http://bugs.kde.org/ :)


> Also is it possible to disable the titlebar? I never use this and sometimes even accidentally close yakuake when I try to close a tab.

This is currently not supported, sorry. There's an unsupported trick you can use, however: You can look at the title.skin file of the skin you're using, and edit the image referenced under "back_image=" in the "[Background]" group to only be 1px in height. That also makes the title bar 1px in height.


> Great program. Glad to be it is being maintained and kept in good shape.

Thanks!


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 Re: Re: Great program, a couple ?'s

 
 by Sho on: Aug 8 2009
 
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Forgot to add: A future version of the skinning system is planned to be flexible enough for skins to be able to properly support "no title bar" mode.

Cheers,
Eike


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 Re: Re: Great program, a couple ?'s

 
 by Gen2ly on: Aug 9 2009
 
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> This is currently not supported, sorry. There's an unsupported trick you can use, however: You can look at the title.skin file of the skin you're using, and edit the image referenced under "back_image=" in the "[Background]" group to only be 1px in height. That also makes the title bar 1px in height.

Ah, that is just what I needed. Nice tip. Thank you.


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 translucency

 
 by lestek on: Aug 26 2009
 
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Great app!
I have only one problem:
After system start, yakuake loses its transparency. To recreate it I must restart yakuake (maybe its because I using compiz)


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 Build instructions?

 
 by karl99 on: Aug 29 2009
 
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Hi, I just downloaded the source for 2.9.6, and I can't for the life of me find any build instructions, and there's no configure script or makefile anywhere to be found.

karl@ant:/tmp/build/n$ md5sum yakuake-2.9.6.tar.bz2
d5cbb912596fd1b3a92fdb04fe46cee0 yakuake-2.9.6.tar.bz2
karl@ant:/tmp/build/n$ tar -xjf yakuake-2.9.6.tar.bz2
karl@ant:/tmp/build/n$ ls yakuake-2.9.6
AUTHORS COPYING ChangeLog Messages.sh README app/ skins/
CMakeLists.txt COPYING.DOC KDE4FAQ NEWS TODO po/
karl@ant:/tmp/build/n$ find -name "configure"
karl@ant:/tmp/build/n$ find -name "Makefile"

How exactly does one build this? Would it not be a good idea to include some instructions in the source file, either as part of the README.txt, or perhaps something named "INSTALL"?


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 Re: Build instructions?

 
 by Sho on: Aug 29 2009
 
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Same as any other KDE 4 app:

tar -xjf yakuake-2.9.6.tar.bz2
cd yakuake-2.9.6/
mkdir build
cd build/
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=<where you want to install> ../
make
sudo make install

I'll think about adding an INSTALL.


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 Re: Re: Build instructions?

 
 by karl99 on: Aug 30 2009
 
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Thanks.. not having built any other KDE4 app, this is good information to have.


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 [feature req.] startup options

 
 by quarkup on: Oct 7 2009
 
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hi!

i usually open about 4 new buffers with yakuake every time after yakuake is started up.

usually the apps are:
- htop
- ncmpcpp
- ssh
- bash

Is it possible to create a ~/.yakuake.conf file to set up yakuake on its startup.


thank you for yakuake.


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 Re: [feature req.] startup options

 
 by Sho on: Oct 7 2009
 
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You can use Yakuake's D-Bus interface (or DCOP interface if you're using an old KDE 3 version) to script it, so you can write a script that starts Yakuake and then adds those tabs, yep.


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