The install command for the XFCE terminal is listed bellow.
sudo apt-get install xfce4-terminal
The next element to the setup is adding the keyboard shortcut. It generally works the same in most desktop environments, but I'm using Unity at the moment so that's what I'll demo. Navigate though the settings manager > keyboard > shortcuts, and find the custom shortcuts option at the bottom of the screen.
The command that we want to bind to a key is as follows:
I generally use F12 as the shortcut key, which is what Guake defaults to. If you are using XFCE, the terminal setup is complete. I have never set this up in KDE, but in Unity or Gnome, we aren't quite done setting everything up.
|Unity settings manager.|
|Custom shortcut dialog.|
|I prefer Shift + Alt + Z for my move window shortcut.|
|Uncheck "Use shortcut to focus visible window".|
sudo apt-get install glances
The program can now be run by typing "glances" in an open terminal window. By default the XFCE terminal is setup to create a new tab with "Shift + Ctrl+ T", close a tab with "Shift + Ctrl + W", and switch tabs with "Ctrl + PgUp" or "Ctrl + PgDn". I usually open XFCE terminal at boot, run a glances window, then open a new tab to work in. I've also installed glances on my Digital Ocean server mostly just for fun, but the point is, it's a great tool for a desktop that can also run on a headless system.
|A running glances instance.|