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Guake Indicator is an Ubuntu AppIndicator for Guake terminal users, useful for those who need to connect to multiple SSH hosts frequently: the indicator lets you easily manage your favorite SSH hosts and establish new SSH connections via Guake.

Guake is a Quake-style drop-down terminal which can be invoked with a single keystroke and hidden by pressing the same key again.

Guake Indicator

Guake Indicator features:
  • easily connect to your SSH hosts and MySQL servers;
  • run various commands / tasks (e.g. navigate to a folder, ping google.com and so on);
  • GUI to add new SSH hosts or localhost tasks.

The SSH hosts / commands can be added by using the Guake Indicator GUI or by editing the ~/.guake-indicator/guake-indicator.json configuration file.

Guake Indicator add entry

Install Guake Indicator in Ubuntu

Guake Indicator can be installed in Ubuntu Utopic, Trusty or Saucy by using a PPA. To add the PPA and install Guake Indicator, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gun101/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install guake-indicator

Once installed, launch Guake Indicator from the menu / Dash.

Guake Indicator doesn't start automatically on login. To add it to startup, open Startup Applications, click "Add" and enter "guake-indicator" under "Name:" and "Command:", then click Add and you're done - Guake Indicator should now start automatically when you log in.

Guake Indicator should be available in the Debian repositories soon. Until then, you can try to use the Ubuntu packages in Debian (not tested).

Other Linux distributions: grab the source from HERE.