Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· nexik

Nice Guake terminal

I always used guake in all my Ubuntu instances, but last week I migrate to Mint. It was good time to lookup for improvements in my develop stack.

Of course I started from installing guake

$ sudo apt-get install guake

Normally I use buildin bash, but I decide to try zsh. Installation is easy:

$ sudo apt-get install zsh
$ chsh -s /bin/zsh

Default zsh is not so good. At least for me. Thanks to great project oh-my-zsh configuration for noobs like me is easy. Instalation is easy.

$ git clone git://github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh.git ~/.oh-my-zsh
$ cp ~/.oh-my-zsh/templates/zshrc.zsh-template ~/.zshrc

After restart guake we have base config we want to work with. I started to change zsh theme to agnoster. To change theme you just need to edit ZSH_THEME in ~/.zshrc

There is only one problem. Agnoster try to display special unicodes. To feel full awesomeness to need to install patched font from powerline fonts project. I use Inconsolata

Next step is to install solarized and tweak it for my needs. I ended with something like this