kitty: fast, feature-rich, GPU based terminal

5/30/2023, 6:18:35 PM
fast, feature-rich, GPU based terminal


  • Offloads rendering to the GPU for lower system load
  • Uses threaded rendering for absolutely minimal latency
  • Performance tradeoffs can be tuned
  • Graphics, with images and animations
  • Ligatures and emoji, with per glyph font substitution
  • Hyperlinks, with configurable actions
  • Control from scripts or the shell
  • Extend with kittens using the Python language
  • Use startup sessions to specify working environments
  • Programmable tabs, splits and multiple layouts to manage windows
  • Browse the entire history or the output from the last command comfortably in pagers and editors
  • Edit or download remote files in an existing SSH session


GPL-3.0 license


macOS (Intel and Apple Silicon)

Other Supported Platforms

Windows and Linux

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