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TotalTerminal Alternatives

TotalTerminal is described as 'A system-wide terminal accessible via a hot-key. TotalTerminal is a plugin for Terminal.app. It provides persistent Visor Window which slides down when you press a hot-key. Remember Quake Console?' and is a terminal emulator in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to TotalTerminal for Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and mintty. The best alternative is iTerm2, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like TotalTerminal are Kitty terminal, Guake terminal, Yakuake and Cool Retro Term.

This page was last updated Jul 1, 2022
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac

A system-wide terminal accessible via a hot-key. TotalTerminal is a plugin for Terminal.app. It provides persistent Visor...

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  1. iTerm2 is a replacement for Terminal and the successor to iTerm. It works on Macs with macOS 10.10 or newer. iTerm2 brings the terminal into the modern age with features you never knew you always wanted.

  2. Kitty ( not to be confused with KiTTY ) is a powerful, cross-platform GPU-based terminal emulator.



  3. Guake is a top-down terminal for Gnome (in the style of Yakuake for KDE, Tilda or the terminal used in Quake). Guake is already package by a number of distribution (among them are Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu or ArchLinux).

  4. Yakuake is a drop-down (Quake-style) terminal emulator based on KDE Konsole technology. Its design was inspired from consoles in computer games such as Quake which slide down from the top of the screen when a key is pressed, and slide back up when the key is pressed again.

  5. Cool Retro Term

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    Cool Retro Term (CRT) is a terminal emulator which mimics the look and feel of the old cathode tube screens. It has been designed to be eye-candy, customizable, and reasonably lightweight.



  6. WezTerm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A GPU-accelerated cross-platform terminal emulator and multiplexer written by @wez and implemented in Rust

  7. tilda

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Tilda is a Linux terminal taking after the likeness of many classic terminals from first person shooter games, Quake, Doom and Half-Life to name a few, where the terminal has no border and is hidden from the desktop till a key or keys is hit.

  8. Fig Terminal

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Fig adds VSCode-style autocomplete to your existing terminal. Move faster with Fig.

  9. yeahconsole

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    YeahConsole turns an xterm into a gamelike console. This means it will slide down from top of your screen if you hit a shortcut key. (You will need xterm version 168 or higher to make this happen).

  10. Qonsole

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    "A Quake-like Console Emulator." Proudly under the MIT License.

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