Alacritty Alternatives

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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 2021-09-16.
  • Trying to reach terminal constancy using ANSI only colors | 2021-09-16
    I really like the alacritty terminal and I needed to find a color style that works for me. I ended up with something like this:
  • The distro hop loop
    But... comrade, do simplify you life. If Pop_OS! works for you, go for it. Change the terminal. Go for Alacritty, change font size to 14, get a nice and readable font (Inconsolata, Fira, JetBrains Mono) and that's it. Problem solved.
  • Terminal Emulation (a comparison) | 2021-09-12
    I switched from alacritty to kitty after using alacrotty for a few months. Alacritty has serious porformance issue. Especially this one (
  • Why do my eyes hurt every time I use vim? I'm not kidding | 2021-09-11
  • Focus splits using mouse | 2021-09-06
    maybe the suggestions in this issue can help you
  • Darktile – a GPU rendered terminal emulator designed for tiling window managers | 2021-08-29
    To copy the entire scrollback buffer from Alacritty: gVGy. Ctrl+Shift+Space: enter Vi mode; g: move the cursor to the top of the scrollback buffer (like gg in Vi/Vim); V: start linewise selection; G: move the cursor to the bottom of the scrollback buffer; y: copy to clipboard and clear selection (like "+y in Vim); Ctrl+Shift+Space: exit Vi mode.

    Learn what’s possible in Vi mode from the key_bindings section of the alacritty.yml config, largely the ones with `mode: Vi` and similar. You’ve got the usual things like hjkl navigation, Ctrl+B and Ctrl+F to go Backwards and Forwards a page, / to search, all that sort of stuff. (Though I will note that ? to search backwards doesn’t work, because Alacritty is using winit’s currently utterly insufficient keyboard API for its bindings, see <>.) Also in alacritty.yml, scrolling.history defines how many lines are kept in the buffer (defaults to 10,000).

  • GitHub - hecrj/iced: A cross-platform GUI library for Rust, inspired by Elm | 2021-08-27
  • Help me get ncmpcpp to spawn on specific tag with Alacritty | 2021-08-18
    According to this ( you can set the alacritty client class/instance names. So you can adapt your spawn function to start alacritty with a custom name and use that in rule.
  • Sway users, what terminal emulator are you going to run with Bullseye? | 2021-08-14
    In the Debian 11 VM where I tried sway the last time, I just used cargo to install alactritty. Worked fine. On bare metal, I would probably follow the install guide more properly to get better desktop integration.
  • Installing alacritty from downloaded git command. | 2021-08-01
    Either way, this is the upstream source for x11-terms/alacritty (non-live) which should have no issues fetching. I just tried it by manually filling in the URL and downloading the tarball from | 2021-08-01
    I tried installing alacritty and the mirrors could not download. Tried to use different mirrors but still the same problem. So I just git cloned the alacritty repository source "" into my user directory. How to installed it in Gentoo ?
  • Vim renders slowly the highlight/rest of buffer even with small files, what to do? | 2021-07-25
    Try using Alacritty. I’m getting similar performance to MacVim on it.
  • Completely Oxidizing My Terminal Setup | 2021-07-22
    Alacritty as my terminal emulator
  • Is there a way to get ligatures in Alacritty?
    I don't think so. read there are some fork where you might get it.
  • VSCode Terminal vs separate Terminal | 2021-07-15
    Alacritty is fatest than the vscode building terminal (it use GPU acceleration) If you want to switch fast between your app you can use a window manager. If you want more speed and less ram consumption you can use neovim instead of vscode.


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alacritty/alacritty is an open source project licensed under Apache License 2.0 which is an OSI approved license.

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