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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit, HackerNews and some other sources. They can help you see what people think about Alacritty and what they use it for.
  • Warp? A terminal behind login popup
    My journey of using terminal emulators began together with my introduction to Linux about 7 years ago. GNOME terminal was my first as it came pre-installed on Ubuntu, my first Linux distribution. Since then, I've had the opportunity to explore and utilize a range of terminal emulators, including Alacritty, Kitty, st, Konsole, xterm, and most recently iTerm2. It's been interesting to experiment with these different... - Source: / 2 days ago
  • Mint vs Arch
    What terminal emulator are you using? I prefer alacritty -- - Source: Reddit / 16 days ago
  • What's a really niche tool you use that you can't live without?
    Alacritty was great but Kitty is just awesome. - Source: Reddit / 22 days ago
  • Questions about Tuxedo OS
    Other programs like alacritty are not even in the repos. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • What are terminal emulators for?
    Https:// do you have any idea on how this could be useful? - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • What's a good Linux terminal emulator that doesn't try to reinvent TMUX?
    Alacritty is simple and fast[0] (it does have mouse support, but no tabs, sessions, or startup scripts as far as I know. Configuration is all via config file.). Is that the kind of thing that you were looking for? [0] - Source: Hacker News / 6 months ago
  • Suggest me a terminal
    Alacrittyis my fave so far. It uses the GPU for rendering making it really fast. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) v1.0.0 released
    Alacritty is super fast. Some basic features (at least more than what's provided by Windows default). - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Rust Easy! Modern Cross-platform Command Line Tools to Supercharge Your Terminal
    Let us start with the terminal itself. Alacritty is a cross-platform modern terminal emulator with sensible defaults. It is GPU accelerated, super fast, and highly configurable. You can use it on Linux, macOS, and Windows. It doesn't have much in terms of a UI, and hence all configurations are done through YAML files. I don't use it as my primary terminal as I love Yakuake too much for all its cool features. We... - Source: / 7 months ago
  • Weird Terminal Color Problem -- LXTerminal, urxvt, .Xresources, and VIM are not playing well together
    The solution of course is to use a better terminal emulator. Personally I use wezterm, which ships with 700 color themes to choose from, including gruvbox. Kitty is good too, and also comes with a lot of themes. If you need something light weight, maybe alacritty? - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • How to DIY timelapse from saved pngs with bash and ffmpeg (in comments)
    I rarely use Windows, /r/linux_gaming ftw, but I would recommend either cmder or alacritty or other terminal with some reverse search in history of commands. cmd.exe is usually an emergency. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Modern CLI Stack - all Rust!
    And there's also :). - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Hey Rustaceans! Got a question? Ask here! (37/2022)!
    Is there a way to get an accurate line count and compile time? For example It takes ~50s to compile on my machine. I can't figure out the line count when it includes dependencies. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • A look at various trends shaping the future of the command line
    Alacritty: I'm sure there's lots of other stuff I don't know about as well. - Source: Hacker News / 9 months ago
  • Ask HN: Is there a developer laptop that does not suck and is not a Mac in 2022?
    Have you looked at Alacritty[1]? Once I adopted tmux, I really enjoyed using Alacritty. [1] - Source: Hacker News / 9 months ago
  • Are you missing any native (free) software in Debian?
    For instance, Joplin) is one such software available in all of the above three flavors but not natively. Alacritty is available as snap package but not yet natively. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Ask HN: Which Linux terminal emulator do you prefer and why?
    I was a happy urxvt user for years, but switched to Alacritty[1] about a year or so ago. My main reasons for switching were wanting better emoji support (urxvt handles Unicode admirably, but not emoji) and wanting a better configuration language (I hate writing Xresource rules). I don't believe it's had a 1.0 release yet, but it's been stable in my use cases, and (perceptively) performant. [1]:... - Source: Hacker News / 10 months ago
  • Terminal font colors?
    I don't know much about fish. But for alacritty here is an extract from the Alacritty GitHub Page. - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • Here, fixed the meme for you
    The thing is, you can use VS Code and GitHub on macOS. And you can find good third party terminals like Alacritty (which is cross platform for Windows, macOS and Linux). WSL is very good for coding, executing applications while coding, etc. But it's a sandbox. You cannot (as far as I know) manage your files from there, write scripts to execute on startup, automate backups, etc. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • I’m trying to customize alacritty but it just isn’t working
    Drop by the Alacritty repository and review all the locations cited in the Configuration section. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • your favorite browser with VI key bindings ?
    Honorable mentions to the cross-platform term. Emulator Alacritty for it's usable vi-mode to copy stuff to the sys. clipboard. It's missing stuff like zz zt and zb, etc. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Alacritty

MobaXterm for Mac: Best Alternatives to MobaXterm for Mac
Alacritty includes some important features and blazing speed to give best performance as a terminal app. It comes with proper default settings, The Alacritty does not require additional setup. You can start using Alacritty right after installation on your Mac.
The 10 Best Linux Terminal Emulators
Alacritty can be considered by some a new kid in the block because of its “beta” phase status. Some features that might be of interest are the ability to click through a URL using a keyboard, perform a search, and copy text to the clipboard. You can also try the Vi search, and search functionality allows you to find anything in the Alacritty scrollback buffer. You can also try out the hint functionality.
Top 14 Terminal Emulators for Linux (With Extra Features or Amazing Looks)
Alacritty can be installed using package managers says the official GitHub page, but I couldn’t find it in the default repository or synaptic package manager on Linux Mint 20.1.
Top 7 Best Linux Terminals
You should be able to find Alacritty in your distribution’s repositories, but you can also download Precompiled binaries from Alacritty’s GitHub releases page. Apart from Linux, Alacritty also runs on Windows, macOS, and *BSD.

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