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Alacritty

Alacritty is a blazing fast, GPU accelerated terminal emulator. It’s written in Rust and uses OpenGL for rendering to be the fastest terminal emulator available. Alacrit...

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Avg rating of 4.1 (7)| 6 comments
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Alacritty Features

  1.  LightweightAlacritty consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.

Alacritty information

  • Developed byJoe Wilm
  • LicensingOpen Source (Apache-2.0) and Free product.
  • Written in
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.1
  • Alternatives69 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

GitHub repository

  •  43,308 Stars
  •  2,559 Forks
  •  324 Open Issues
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stib
  
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Nice and lightweight (not another bloody electron app), but doesn't do tabs for some reason. Also configuring it means editing a yaml file, which is great if that's your bag, but it's a little tedious if I just want to tweak something. With tabs and a settings dialog this would be a killer app.

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milkdoes
  
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It's superb for tmux usage, since it does not have keyboard shortcuts taken or even the top menu taking screen space (alt button is free too). I would still like a menu on right click or something though out since configurations will be mainly done by modifying text files instead of a GUI like in other terminal emulators.

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louwers
  
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Still missing some essntial functionality in my book, such as tabs. Using a screen multiplexer or tiled window manager is not always an option.

I don't notice much of a difference between Alacritty and XTerm in terms of performance (however the difference between Konsole and the likes is huge).

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LRGBX
  
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Fast, customizable, simple, light

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alexanderprange
  
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So far so good. Very fast!

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Blazingly fast, very portable, very KISS (just does the thing), done in Rust (easy to read and hack, zero-cost abstractions, etc)

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  • Terminal Emulator
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Alacritty platform details

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    stib reviewed Alacritty
    Nice and lightweight (not another bloody electron app), but doesn't do tabs for some reason. Also configuring it means editing a yaml file, which is great if that's your bag, but it's a little tedious if I just want to tweak something. With tabs and a settings dialog this would be a killer app.
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