Compactor VS alacritty

Compare Compactor vs alacritty and see what are their differences.


A user interface for Windows 10 filesystem compression (by Freaky)
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Compactor alacritty
22 139
555 35,103
- 2.1%
2.2 8.8
4 months ago 9 days ago
Rust Rust
MIT License Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Compactor. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-06-24.
  • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy "We wanted to give you an update on the final size of the PC version of the game, which will not be 150 GB. The team is in the last stages of optimizing the final game and we can confirm the file size will be approximately 80 GB at launch." | 2021-10-20
    Compactor shaved 30% off my DCS install - 80GB instead of 114GB.
  • File compression using ‘CompactGUI’? | 2021-10-16
    That's simply not true. I use compact.exe to compress all my games, its NTFS' built-in seamless compression. If you're going to give advice to someone at least make sure you know WTF you are talking about. u/Yes_This_Is_A_User use this one it's a nicer UI.
  • Help me I need Storage!!!! | 2021-10-01
    Hey, i’ve used a program called Freaky/Compacter,, it worked really well for me, got 10gbps off cs go, but it doesn’t work with all games, on gta i got around 800mbps, you should give it a try, it’s a life saver!
  • how bad is it to play games of internal SSD with linux OS runnig of USB
    You can free up a considerable amount of space in Windows by deleting junk files and old windows updates. Run cleanmgr as administrator first (tick all the boxes), reboot and then download and run ccleaner. Further to that, you can seriously free up a ton of space by compressing your games library and program files folders - you can use Compactor for this.
  • Legit my only complaint is storage space | 2021-09-25
  • From 330gb+ down to 100gb~ (steam/epic) | 2021-09-21
    With Freaky Compactor ;
  • If you're on Windows, consider using NTFS filesystem compression to save a LOT of space used by your flight simulators. | 2021-07-26
    The tool in the image is Compactor, a GUI front end to the Windows compact.exe built-in tool to utilise NTFS filesystem compression.
  • Pawsey accidentally leaks specs of AMD MI-Next GPU | 2021-07-06
    Compactor (GUI for built-in win 10 transparent compression) works really well for games, often getting 0.30x-0.65x compression ratios, game updates only decompress and patch what they need and then you just have to rerun the tool to recompress them. depending on your CPU, some games even load faster.
  • Why does my game still stutter after a GPU upgrade?
  • Awesome Rewrite It In Rust - A curated list of replacements for existing software written in Rust | 2021-05-27
    Compactor, a replacement for the venerable CompactGUI


Posts with mentions or reviews of alacritty. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-18.
  • Recommended terminal emulator for swaywm? | 2021-10-18
    Yes, alacritty is pretty heavy-handed with CPU. And theres nothing like having your battery drain faster the more terminals you have open to make you feel productive.
  • YTFZF: How do I make the thumbnails less pixelated ?
    Issue is still open, so sixel isn't supported by Alacritty yet.
  • How do I get rid of the cursor? | 2021-10-16
    Setting this in fish doesn't work. You need to set it in your terminal - see the alacritty example config file. Maybe there's something in there - I see a "HideWhenTyping" setting that might work for you - or you'll have to ask the alacritty people to implement it.
  • Would you guys share your dotfiles? | 2021-10-12
    What's wrong with, and similar, which were most likely packaged by your distribution and they are now somewhere in your system (I would start to look for them in /etc)?
  • Recently migrated to the foot terminal emulator, and made a helper tool to automate converting colorschemes. | 2021-10-11
    acfc, my first Python project, can convert Alacritty colorschemes (YML) to something Foot can understand (INI).
  • Why is Vim using some colors I have not defined anywhere? | 2021-10-07
    If I just do the first step (env variable), will that cause any problems? I think it kinda has to do with this issue after reading your comments.
  • What is the best terminal for Neovim in Ubuntu? | 2021-10-07
    I'm using lxterminal until alacritty adds daemon mode. lxterminal has no ligatures, but is very light especially considering when multiple instances of it are launched.
  • Why Rust? | 2021-10-03
    Rust is being used for a lot of different use cases, but I'd say the two most notable use cases are applications (CLI and GUI) and server software. Firefox while stile being mostly written in C++ includes a lot of Rust code. Some important components of AWS (Lambda and Fargate) are based on Firecracker, which is written in Rust. Popular CLI tools include Ripgrep (which is included as a part of Visual Studio Code) and Starship, which you can run in the popular terminal Alacritty.
  • The best terminal for copy on selection | 2021-10-02
    Could have just posted that it's Alacritty.
  • Cons of using Wayland/Sway?

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Compactor and alacritty you can also consider the following projects:

kitty - Cross-platform, fast, feature-rich, GPU based terminal

CompactGUI - Visual Interface for the Windows 10 Compact Function

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

starship - ☄🌌️ The minimal, blazing-fast, and infinitely customizable prompt for any shell!

FiraCode - Free monospaced font with programming ligatures

neofetch - 🖼️ A command-line system information tool written in bash 3.2+

notty - A new kind of terminal

iTerm2-Color-Schemes - Over 250 terminal color schemes/themes for iTerm/iTerm2. Includes ports to Terminal, Konsole, PuTTY, Xresources, XRDB, Remmina, Termite, XFCE, Tilda, FreeBSD VT, Terminator, Kitty, MobaXterm, LXTerminal, Microsoft's Windows Terminal, Visual Studio, Alacritty

sway - i3-compatible Wayland compositor

neovide - No Nonsense Neovim Client in Rust

xi-editor - A modern editor with a backend written in Rust.

oomox - Graphical application for generating different color variations of a Materia and Oomox themes (GTK2, GTK3 and others), Archdroid, Gnome-Colors, Numix, Papirus, Suru++ icons, and terminal palette.