guake is a python script so you can simply edit it.
guake script in your favorite text editor (
vim or whatever you use):
sudo emacs /usr/bin/guake
Find this line:
width = 100
It should be in the
get_final_window_rect(self) function, on my
guake it is line 821.
Change that to :
width = 99
then save the file.
Close and restart
guake -q && guake &
The best I could come up with for adding a padding was to add a border around the
guake window, not exactly what you need but it might be a decent workaround. Edit the file
/usr/share/guake/guake.glade, go to the
<widget class="GtkNotebook" id="notebook-teminals"> section and change this line (line 24 in my version):
This has the effect of adding a border around the glade window which acts kinda like adding padding. not perfect, but it might do for a workaround.
Another (uglier) option is to change
on line 11, in
<widget class="GtkWindow" id="window-root">. That will make
guake look like a normal window so again, there will be space between the edge of the screen and
glade. Of course, if you are willing to do that, you may as well use a normal terminal emulator and avoid this entire issue.