[dietrich@localhost ~]$ xfwm4 -V This is xfwm4 version 4.10.1 (revision 3918e6b) for Xfce 4.10 Released under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Compiled against GTK+-2.24.17, using GTK+-2.24.18. Build configuration and supported features: - Startup notification support: Yes - XSync support: Yes - Render support: Yes - Xrandr support: Yes - Embedded compositor: Yes - KDE systray proxy (deprecated): No [dietrich@localhost ~]$
With that confirmation in hand, we can now go into Menu->Settings->Keyboard->Add
|Add a keyboard shortcut to Xfce-terminal|
Next, click the '+ Add' button to create a shortcut command of "xfce-terminal --drop-down" and click the OK button to save:
|Add shortcut command: xfce-terminal --drop-down|
This will create the shortcut. To add the shorcut key or change it, click the row of the shortcut which you just added to give it focus and type the key(s) which you wish to use to open the terminal--in my case, I chose "<alt>backslash" which won't conflict with most applications.
Test the shortcut. It should now open in 'drop-down' mode and add an icon to your system tray. If you right-click the system tray icon and go to preferences, you'll find a new "Drop-down" tab in Terminal Preferences; experiment with the settings to suit your situation:
|Adjust Drop-down settings to your tastes|
Use your shorcut to open, ctrl-d to close, or click the system tray icon to minimize to the tray leaving the terminal session active.
|Fedora 19 Xfce Spin Desktop with Xfce-terminal running in 'Drop-down' mode|
And there you have it. Guake? We don' need no stinkin' Guake! :)