Get a Quake-like terminal session in Ubuntu by tapping the ‘~’ key

If you’re like me and use terminal sessions like tommy guns in twitch games - or if you just want easy access to a terminal whenever you like with the push of one key on your keyboard then you’ll love Yakuake.

To install this program, open up a terminal session (Applications-> Accessories-> Terminal) and type:

sudo apt-get install yakuake

You’ll be prompted to install this program and all of it’s dependencies, so type Yes (Y).

When that finishes, you’ll have Yakuake (which does sound like something dirty from Japan) installed. To test it out, type this in your terminal: