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Yakuake Alternatives for Windows

Yakuake is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is ConEmu, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Yakuake and 16 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Yakuake are MobaXterm, Windows Terminal, Alacritty and WezTerm.

Yakuake alternatives are mainly Terminal Emulators but may also be Shells or SSH Clients. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Yakuake.
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Yakuake is a drop-down (Quake-style) terminal emulator based on KDE Konsole technology. Its design was inspired from...

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  1. Windows console emulator with tabs, which presents multiple consoles and simple GUI applications as one customizable GUI window with various features.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableConEmu is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ PortableConEmu can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceConEmu either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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  2. MobaXterm is an enhanced terminal app that brings the advanced features of a Unix-like command-line to Windows. It takes the power of Cygwin and wraps it in a sleek, visual interface that's super easy to use, lightweight and portable.

    ⚫︎ PortableMobaXterm can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableMobaXterm is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionMobaXterm can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMobaXterm can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  3. Windows Terminal is a new, modern, feature-rich, productive terminal application for command-line users.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceWindows Terminal either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableWindows Terminal is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Alacritty

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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. Alacritty is available on GitHub in source form.

    ⚫︎ LightweightAlacritty consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Not top down by default. The GUI is not as appealing.

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    WezTerm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

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    Console

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
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    Console is a Windows console window enhancement. Console features include: multiple tabs, text editor-like text selection, different background types, alpha and color-key transparency, configurable font, different window styles.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceConsole either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ PortableConsole can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    Last Update: 2013-06-12. Forked alternative: ConsoleZ icon ConsoleZ

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    This is not "drop-down" terminal.

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    Extraterm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Cygwin

    The swiss army chainsaw of terminal emulators.

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    WindTerm

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A professional SSH/Telnet/Serial/Shell/Sftp client for DevOps.

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    ConsoleZ

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    console - This is a modified version of Console 2 for a better experience under Windows Vista/7/8 and a better visual rendering.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceConsoleZ either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Split screen does not work same. It is more like Konsole clone than Yakuake.

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    RXVT

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    RXVT –our extended virtual terminal– is a terminal emulator for X11. It is a popular replacement for the standard ‘xterm’.

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    Discontinued

    Last updated in 2013.

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