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Posts where alacritty has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-04-07.
  • Sway 1.6 (+wlroots 0.13) released! | 2021-04-07
  • I'm using Airline and can't seem to figure out this distortion in the arrows?? | 2021-04-06
    I think it depends on the glyph and font you are using. But Alacritty does have problems with it. See this issue which describes the same problem but with powerline. A better configuration was suggested here, but I don't think it has been implemented yet. But do look at them to see if you can find a workaround.
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    How does this compare to alacritty (
  • Wezterm - A GPU-accelerated cross-platform terminal emulator and multiplexer written in Rust | 2021-03-30
    Another easy one is tabs, which Alacritty refuses to support and believes it should be up to the window manager to tab multiple windows. Not everyone wants to use i3, and it's not even really possible on Windows. | 2021-03-30
    if you are one of these people, yes it supports ligatures it can also render underline, double-underline, italic, bold, strikethrough etc.
  • GPU-accelerated cross-platform terminal emulator and multiplexer written in Rust | 2021-03-30
    Yes, looking like Alacritty is far from supporting it as well [1]. Not that it usually bothers me and I really do not care for ligature-based coding fonts, but it can pop up in e-mails and filenames for things like umlauts.


  • How to setup ctrl-shift-key mappings in neovim and alacritty | 2021-03-23
  • Pop!_OS Minimalist Nordic Theme | 2021-03-23
    My terminal is [Alacritty](, and my yaml config is here Also, for my terminal colors, you can find more info here
  • If you want ligatures so badly that you're willing to run a low quality fork, I'd recommend switching to a terminal emulator that natively supports ligatures.
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    If you haven't tried a GPU-accelerated terminal emulator you're in for a real treat. Check out one like Alacritty! I used to think my programs were super slow but it was actually just a slow terminal.
  • Neovim - Why I'm switching to Native LSP over CoC | 2021-03-10
    Judging by his dotfiles, he is running alacritty which is a minimalist gpu-accelerated terminal emulator, see below for alternatives. Another one could be the keyboard repeat rate - if you are running a linux system, try something like | 2021-03-10
    Unfortunately, looks like something along these lines is simply unsupported for the time being as per this issue. The last comment also mentions a workaround though that looks pretty ugly I'm afraid.
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    Terminal, iTerm2, or Alacritty
  • How do I run autostart a terminal and run a script on it | 2021-03-04
    Looks like alacritty has a hold option