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Terminal Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to terminal

  • GitHub repo PowerShell

    PowerShell for every system!

  • GitHub repo refterm

    Reference monospace terminal renderer

  • GitHub repo Visual Studio Code

    Visual Studio Code

  • GitHub repo winget-cli

    Windows Package Manager CLI (aka winget)

  • GitHub repo Chocolatey

    Chocolatey - the package manager for Windows

  • GitHub repo cmder

    Lovely console emulator package for Windows

  • GitHub repo ShareX

    ShareX is a free and open source program that lets you capture or record any area of your screen and share it with a single press of a key. It also allows uploading images, text or other types of files to many supported destinations you can choose from.

  • GitHub repo ConEmu

    Customizable Windows terminal with tabs, splits, quake-style, hotkeys and more

  • GitHub repo PowerToys

    Windows system utilities to maximize productivity

  • GitHub repo ScreenToGif

    🎬 ScreenToGif allows you to record a selected area of your screen, edit and save it as a gif or video.

  • GitHub repo notepad-plus-plus

    Notepad++ official repository

  • GitHub repo scoop

    A command-line installer for Windows.

  • GitHub repo FluentTerminal

    A Terminal Emulator based on UWP and web technologies.

  • GitHub repo windows-rs

    Rust for the Windows SDK

  • GitHub repo winget-pkgs

    The Microsoft community Windows Package Manager manifest repository

  • GitHub repo oh-my-posh

    A prompt theme engine for any shell.

  • GitHub repo oh-my-posh3

    A prompt theme engine for any shell. [Moved to: https://github.com/JanDeDobbeleer/oh-my-posh]

  • GitHub repo terminus

    A terminal for a more modern age (formerly Terminus)

  • GitHub repo git-blame-someone-else

    Blame someone else for your bad code.

  • GitHub repo mpc-hc

    Media Player Classic

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better terminal alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where terminal has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-07-22.
  • Carcinisation 100
    .NET, Visual Studio Code, WinGet and the WinGet package repo, TypeScript, and Windows Terminal (which also resulted in conhost, the "old" Windows console host/terminal emulator, becoming open source), just to name a few.
  • friend found this in a real 20+ year old codebase
    reddit.com/r/badcode | 2021-07-20
    Seeing that in some random codebase is bad enough. Seeing it in the codebase of a multibillion-dollar corporation, and in performance-sensitive parts no less, is enough to facepalm one's eyeballs out.
  • Windows Terminal Focus Mode and Vim Are Hard to Exit
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-07-19
  • What's Going on with drag file url ! (wsl2 issue or windows terminal issue ?)
  • fast_io + refterm v2 is 46548 times faster than stdio.h + cmd
  • Loading indicator during some process is being done in Windows Terminal
    reddit.com/r/Windows11 | 2021-07-16
    You should post Windows Terminal issues on their GitHub repository which I am linking here, The Windows Terminal Team will look after this issue there.
  • Setting up Windows for Web Development. Tips?
    reddit.com/r/webdev | 2021-07-16
    As others have mentioned get WSL. But I'd also recommend getting the new Windows Terminal (it's a beta version), you can find it on https://github.com/microsoft/terminal or in the Microsoft store.
  • is there an installr .exe .msi or portable version of windowsterminal?
    reddit.com/r/windows | 2021-07-15
    Yes, you can get the msixbundle right from Github and install that. https://github.com/microsoft/terminal/releases
  • Windows Terminal Preview 1.10 Release
    It's not just about watching text fly by… there are real usability issues in Windows Terminal such as not being able to CTRL-C when there is a large amount of text being output. It's especially bad over SSH, so if you accidentally run something that outputs a ton of stuff, you're pretty much hosed for like 30+ seconds.
    They already are. If anything, the Terminal team admitted themselves that they were being dismissive towards Casey. What you may not know is the Discord situation. Basically, a couple of employees from the Terminal team decided to spam Casey's Discord in retaliation to the GitHub issue. That's why you might be seeing some sort of plot hole in that last comment regarding alpha blending blending.
    reddit.com/r/sysadmin | 2021-07-15
  • Windows Terminal has the option to customize the acrylic effect. I'd love to see this option for the taskbar and start menu.
    reddit.com/r/Windows11 | 2021-07-12
    I'm going by the lengthy discussions on Terminal's github and comments from MSFT developers. https://github.com/microsoft/terminal/issues/649
  • Refterm v2 - Resource usage, binary splat, glyph sizing, and more
    🍿 - https://github.com/microsoft/terminal/issues/10462
  • Extremely slow performance when processing virtual terminal sequences
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-07-07


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microsoft/terminal is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.