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0.13.2 | Updated: 25 Mar 2024



Downloads of v 0.13.2:



Software Author(s):

  • Joe Wilm

Alacritty 0.13.2

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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 https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

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 https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. 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: '0.13.2'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'alacritty' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '0.13.2'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller alacritty
    Name     = "alacritty"
    Version  = "0.13.2"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'alacritty':
  ensure   => '0.13.2',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

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 25 Mar 2024.


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.

Precompiled binaries are available from the GitHub releases page.

Join #alacritty on libera.chat if you have questions or looking for a quick help.


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

Further information


  • At least OpenGL ES 2.0
  • [Windows] ConPTY support (Windows 10 version 1809 or higher)


You can find the documentation for Alacritty's configuration in man 5 alacritty, or by looking at the website if you do not have the manpages

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

  1. $HOME/.config/alacritty/alacritty.toml
  2. $HOME/.alacritty.toml

On Windows, the config file should be located at:



A guideline about contributing to Alacritty can be found in the


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) nor
niceties like a GUI config editor.


Alacritty is released under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

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 0.13.1 1108 Wednesday, February 14, 2024 Approved
Alacritty 0.13.1-rc1 69 Sunday, January 7, 2024 Approved
Alacritty 0.13.0 1067 Tuesday, January 9, 2024 Approved
Alacritty 0.13.0-rc2 29 Tuesday, January 2, 2024 Approved
Alacritty 0.13.0-rc1 38 Sunday, December 17, 2023 Approved
Alacritty 0.12.3 1568 Monday, October 23, 2023 Approved
Alacritty 0.12.3-rc1 42 Sunday, October 8, 2023 Approved
Alacritty 0.12.2 648 Tuesday, October 3, 2023 Approved
Alacritty 0.12.2-rc1 83 Wednesday, July 19, 2023 Approved
Alacritty 0.12.1 1491 Wednesday, July 19, 2023 Approved
Alacritty 0.12.0 2186 Monday, March 27, 2023 Approved
Alacritty 0.11.0 2603 Saturday, October 15, 2022 Approved
Alacritty 0.10.1 3382 Tuesday, March 1, 2022 Approved
Alacritty 0.10.0 1139 Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Approved
Alacritty 0.9.0 3441 Sunday, August 8, 2021 Approved
Alacritty 0.8.0 2251 Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Approved
Alacritty 0.7.2 2306 Thursday, March 4, 2021 Approved
Alacritty 0.7.1 1798 Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Approved
Alacritty 0.7.0 269 Monday, January 11, 2021 Approved
Alacritty 0.6.0 1610 Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Approved
Alacritty 0.5.0 2934 Monday, August 3, 2020 Approved
Alacritty 3221 Saturday, June 6, 2020 Approved
Alacritty 3918 Saturday, April 4, 2020 Approved
Alacritty 0.4.1 4046 Thursday, January 23, 2020 Approved
Alacritty 0.4.1-rc3 177 Thursday, January 23, 2020 Approved
Alacritty 0.4.0 2292 Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.4.0-rc5 194 Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.4.0-rc4 182 Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.4.0-rc3 201 Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.4.0-rc2 173 Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.3.3 4363 Thursday, June 20, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.3.3-rc2 226 Thursday, June 20, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.3.3-rc1 172 Thursday, June 20, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.3.2 2112 Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.3.1 649 Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.3.0 1021 Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.3.0-rc3 260 Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Exempted
Alacritty 0.3.0-rc2 207 Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Exempted
Alacritty 0.3.0-rc1 197 Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Exempted
Alacritty 0.2.9 969 Monday, March 18, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.2.8 237 Monday, March 18, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.2.7 329 Thursday, March 14, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.2.6 227 Thursday, March 14, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.2.5 248 Thursday, March 14, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.2.4 420 Friday, March 1, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.2.3 212 Thursday, February 28, 2019 Approved
Alacritty 0.2.1 372 Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Approved


  • Default Home/End bindings in Vi mode mapped to First/Last respectively


  • CLI env variables clearing configuration file variables

  • Vi inline search/semantic selection expanding across newlines

  • C0 and C1 codes being emitted in associated text when using kitty keyboard

  • Occasional hang on startup with some Wayland compositors

  • Missing key for NumpadDecimal in key bindings

  • Scrolling content upwards moving lines into history when it shouldn't

  • Sticky keys not working sometimes on X11

  • Modifiers occasionally getting desynced on X11

  • Autokey no longer working with alacritty on X11

  • Freeze when moving window between monitors on Xfwm

  • Mouse cursor not changing on Wayland when cursor theme uses legacy cursor icon names

  • Config keys are available under proper names

  • Build failure when compiling with x11 feature on NetBSD

  • Hint Select action selecting the entire line for URL escapes


  • No unused-key warnings will be emitted for OS-specific config keys

  • Use built-in font for sextant symbols from U+1FB00 to U+1FB3B

  • Kitty encoding is not used anymore for uncommon keys unless the protocol enabled

Discussion for the Alacritty Package

Ground Rules:

  • This discussion is only about Alacritty and the Alacritty package. If you have feedback for Chocolatey, please contact the Google Group.
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