Windows Quake Style Console Alternatives

    Windows Quake Style Console is described as 'Windows Quake style console wrapper (cmd wrapper), that shows at Win+~ key and allow to run inside it different programs, e.g. FAR Manager' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Windows Quake Style Console for Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and mintty. The best alternative is iTerm2, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Windows Quake Style Console are Guake terminal (Free, Open Source), Yakuake (Free, Open Source), Kitty terminal (Free, Open Source) and tilda (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 24, 2021

    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.
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    2. 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).
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    3. 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.
    4. Kitty ( not to be confused with KiTTY ) is a powerful, cross-platform GPU-based terminal emulator.
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    5. 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.
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    6. console - This is a modified version of Console 2 for a better experience under Windows Vista/7/8 and a better visual rendering.
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    7. A GPU-accelerated cross-platform terminal emulator and multiplexer written by @wez and implemented in Rust Featuring: - Multiplex terminal panes, tabs and windows on local and remote hosts, with native mouse and scrollback - Ligatures, Color Emoji and font fallback, with...
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    8. 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?

      Discontinued

      TotalTerminal is no longer under active development

    9. 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)
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    10. Stjerm is a roll-down, quake-like terminal emulator. It's window is shown with a key shortcut. Stjerm is very minimalistic and works well with Compiz window manager.

      Discontinued

      No longer maintained per notice at repo: https://github.com/stjerm/stjerm

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