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0.12.0 | Updated: 27 Mar 2023



Downloads of v 0.12.0:



Software Author(s):

  • Joe Wilm

Alacritty 0.12.0

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This Package Contains an Exempted Check

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

Package needs to be rebooted after VcRedist140 installed.


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

Learn More

Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Alacritty, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Alacritty, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Alacritty, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade alacritty -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade alacritty -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install alacritty
    name: alacritty
    version: '0.12.0'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'alacritty' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '0.12.0'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller alacritty
    Name     = "alacritty"
    Version  = "0.12.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'alacritty':
  ensure   => '0.12.0',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.

  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.

Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 27 Mar 2023.


Alacritty - A fast, cross-platform, OpenGL terminal emulator


Alacritty is a modern terminal emulator that comes with sensible defaults, but
allows for extensive configuration. By integrating with other
applications, rather than reimplementing their functionality, it manages to
provide a flexible set of features with high performance.
The supported platforms currently consist of BSD, Linux, macOS and Windows.

The software is considered to be at a beta level of readiness; there are
a few missing features and bugs to be fixed, but it is already used by many as
a daily driver.


You can find an overview over the features available in Alacritty here.

Further information


You can find the default configuration file with documentation for all available
fields on the GitHub releases page for each release.

Alacritty doesn't create the config file for you, but it looks for one in the
following locations:

  1. $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/alacritty/alacritty.yml
  2. $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/alacritty.yml
  3. $HOME/.config/alacritty/alacritty.yml
  4. $HOME/.alacritty.yml


On Windows, the config file should be located at:



A guideline about contributing to Alacritty can be found in the file.


Is it really the fastest terminal emulator?

Benchmarking terminal emulators is complicated. Alacritty uses
vtebench to quantify terminal emulator
throughput and manages to consistently score better than the competition using
it. If you have found an example where this is not the case, please report a

Other aspects like latency or framerate and frame consistency are more difficult
to quantify. Some terminal emulators also intentionally slow down to save
resources, which might be preferred by some users.

If you have doubts about Alacritty's performance or usability, the best way to
quantify terminal emulators is always to test them with your specific

Why isn't feature X implemented?

Alacritty has many great features, but not every feature from every other
terminal. This could be for a number of reasons, but sometimes it's just not a
good fit for Alacritty. This means you won't find things like tabs or splits
(which are best left to a window manager or [terminal multiplexer][tmux]) nor
niceties like a GUI config editor.


Alacritty discussions can be found in #alacritty on freenode.

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Alacritty 0.11.0 2571 Saturday, October 15, 2022 Approved
Alacritty 0.10.1 3340 Tuesday, March 1, 2022 Approved
Alacritty 0.10.0 1109 Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Approved
Alacritty 0.9.0 3412 Sunday, August 8, 2021 Approved
Alacritty 0.8.0 2207 Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Approved
Alacritty 0.7.2 2271 Thursday, March 4, 2021 Approved
Alacritty 0.7.1 1755 Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Approved
Alacritty 0.7.0 234 Monday, January 11, 2021 Approved
Alacritty 0.6.0 1572 Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Approved
Alacritty 0.5.0 2888 Monday, August 3, 2020 Approved
Alacritty 3172 Saturday, June 6, 2020 Approved
Alacritty 3872 Saturday, April 4, 2020 Approved
Alacritty 0.4.1 4010 Thursday, January 23, 2020 Approved
Alacritty 0.4.1-rc3 138 Thursday, January 23, 2020 Approved
Alacritty 0.4.0 2253 Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.4.0-rc5 149 Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.4.0-rc4 141 Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.4.0-rc3 159 Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.4.0-rc2 129 Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.3.3 4316 Thursday, June 20, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.3.3-rc2 191 Thursday, June 20, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.3.3-rc1 136 Thursday, June 20, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.3.2 2082 Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.3.1 609 Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.3.0 977 Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.3.0-rc3 200 Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Exempted
Alacritty 0.3.0-rc2 168 Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Exempted
Alacritty 0.3.0-rc1 160 Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Exempted
Alacritty 0.2.9 924 Monday, March 18, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.2.8 195 Monday, March 18, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.2.7 285 Thursday, March 14, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.2.6 187 Thursday, March 14, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.2.5 200 Thursday, March 14, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.2.4 375 Friday, March 1, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.2.3 173 Thursday, February 28, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.2.1 338 Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Approved


  • Uppercase -T short form for --title

  • Support for horizontal scrolling in mouse mode and alternative scrolling modes

  • Support for fractional scaling on Wayland with wp-fractional-scale protocol

  • Support for running on GLES context

  • Touchscreen input for click/scroll/select/zoom

  • window.resize_increments config option, disabled by default


  • Always use sRGB color space on macOS

  • Erase in line after the last column will no longer clear the last column

  • Open new windows by default with macOS Cmd+N binding

  • The hint about window transparency is now properly issued on Wayland and macOS

  • window.decorations_theme_variant could now control theme on macOS and Windows

  • The IME purpose is now set to Terminal which could help with OSK

  • window.decorations_theme_variant is now using Dark, Light, and None values

  • Resize increments are now set on macOS and X11 to resize by cell sizes


  • --help output for --class does not match man pages

  • Cursor and underlines always being black on very old hardware

  • Crash when using very low negative font.offset

  • Startup failure on macOS with default config when system /bin/sh is dash

  • Artifacts in corners for maximized window with CSD on Wayland

  • Dotted underline not shown on macOS

  • Underline on macOS always being at the bottom of the cell

  • Crash with OT-SVG fonts on Linux/BSD

  • Crash during text compose on old GNOME under Wayland

  • Mouse cursor staying hidden after window regains focus on macOS Ventura

  • Blurry fonts when changing padding size at runtime

  • Crash while typing on Wayland

  • Multi-line semantic bracket selection

  • Reduced GPU memory usage

  • Low frame rate when multiple windows render at the same time

  • Redraw hanging until a keypress on X11 in rare cases

  • Window clipping when maximizing a window without decorations on Windows

  • Quadrants not aligned with half blocks with built-in font

  • EOT (\x03) escaping bracketed paste mode

  • Drag & Drop not working for the search bar

  • Simple-fullscreened window not resized when moving between monitors on macOS


  • window.gtk_theme_variant config field; use window.decorations_theme_variant instead

  • alt_send_esc is now always set to true

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