Alacritty (Install)

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0.5.0 | Updated: 03 Aug 2020



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Software Author(s):

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Alacritty (Install) 0.5.0

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


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


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: 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.install -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'0.5.0'" [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.install -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'0.5.0'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install alacritty.install
    name: alacritty.install
    version: '0.5.0'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'alacritty.install' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '0.5.0'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller alacritty.install
    Name     = "alacritty.install"
    Version  = "0.5.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'alacritty.install':
  ensure   => '0.5.0',
  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.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 03 Aug 2020.



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Alacritty is a terminal emulator with a strong focus on simplicity and
performance. With such a strong focus on performance, included features are
carefully considered and you can always expect Alacritty to be blazingly fast.
By making sane choices for defaults, Alacritty requires no additional setup.
However, it does allow configuration of many aspects of the

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.

Further information

On Windows, Alacritty also requires Microsoft's VC++ redistributable.

For Windows versions older than Windows 10 (October 2018 Update), Alacritty
requires winpty to emulate UNIX's PTY API. The agent is a single binary
(winpty-agent.exe) which must be in the same directory as the Alacritty


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

Alacritty looks for the configuration file at the following paths:

  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 is located at:



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

Issues (known, unknown, feature requests, etc.)

If you run into a problem with Alacritty, please file an issue. If you've got a
feature request, feel free to ask about it. Please just keep in mind Alacritty
is focused on simplicity and performance, and not all features are in line with
that goal.

Before opening a new issue, please check if it has already been reported.
There's a chance someone else has already reported it, and you can subscribe to
that issue to keep up on the latest developments.


Is it really the fastest terminal emulator?

In the terminals we've benchmarked,
Alacritty is either faster or way faster than the others. If you've found a
case where this isn't true, please report a bug.

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 discussion can be found in #alacritty on freenode.


Alacritty is released under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

$packageName = "alacritty.install"
$oldInstallDir = Join-Path $(Get-ToolsLocation) "alacritty"

$preexisting = Test-Path -Path $oldInstallDir -PathType Container
if ($preexisting) {
	Write-Host -ForegroundColor yellow "WARNING: Alacritty Portable detected."
	Write-Host -ForegroundColor yellow "If you installed a previous version of this package the semantics have changed."
	Write-Host -ForegroundColor yellow "This is now a install package, and will install the MSI version of this software instead."
	Write-Host -ForegroundColor yellow "If you are OK with this, or installed portable through your own means, ignore this message."
	Write-Host -ForegroundColor yellow "Otherwise you should delete the files at $oldInstallDir to prevent conflicts in the future."

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$toolsPath = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
$packageArgs = @{
    PackageName    = $packageName
    FileType       = "msi"
    SoftwareName   = "Alacritty"
    Url64bit       = ""
	Checksum64     = "ca14620672a3b1447540ba9a14597e3f0be3374207bfdabc333923bc25a8695fcbbe037102f791f8dc63f838ee78e1894905129909fc2747d1f84dc5cbdbbc25"
	ChecksumType64 = "sha512"
    SilentArgs     = "/qn /norestart"
    ValidExitCodes = @(0, 3010, 1641)
Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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Alacritty (Install) 1579 Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Approved
Alacritty (Install) 0.5.0 2817 Monday, August 3, 2020 Approved


  • Minimum Rust version has been bumped to 1.41.0

  • Prebuilt Linux binaries have been removed

  • Added manpage, terminfo, and completions to macOS application bundle

  • On Linux/BSD the build will fail without Fontconfig installed, instead of building it from source


  • Default Command+N keybinding for SpawnNewInstance on macOS

  • Vi mode for regex search, copying text, and opening links

  • CopySelection action which copies into selection buffer on Linux/BSD

  • Option cursor.thickness to set terminal cursor thickness

  • Font fallback on Windows

  • Support for Fontconfig embolden and matrix options

  • Opt-out compilation flag winpty to disable WinPTY support

  • Scrolling during selection when mouse is at top/bottom of window

  • Expanding existing selections using single, double and triple click with the right mouse button

  • Support for gopher and gemini URLs

  • Unicode 13 support

  • Option to run command on bell which can be set in bell.command

  • Fallback to program specified in $SHELL variable on Linux/BSD if it is present


  • Block cursor is no longer inverted at the start/end of a selection

  • Preserve selection on non-LMB or mouse mode clicks

  • Wayland client side decorations are now based on config colorscheme

  • Low resolution window decoration icon on Windows

  • Mouse bindings for additional buttons need to be specified as a number not a string

  • Don't hide cursor on modifier press with mouse.hide_when_typing enabled

  • Shift + Backspace now sends ^? instead of ^H

  • Default color scheme is now Tomorrow Night with the bright colors of Tomorrow Night Bright

  • Set IUTF8 termios flag for improved UTF8 input support

  • Dragging files into terminal now adds a space after each path

  • Default binding replacement conditions

  • Adjusted selection clearing granularity to more accurately match content

  • To use the cell's text color for selection with a modified background, the color.selection.text

    variable must now be set to CellForeground instead of omitting it

  • URLs are no longer highlighted without a clearly delimited scheme

  • Renamed config option visual_bell to bell

  • Moved config option dynamic_title to window.dynamic_title


  • Selection not cleared when switching between main and alt grid

  • Freeze when application is invisible on Wayland

  • Paste from some apps on Wayland

  • Slow startup with Nvidia binary drivers on some X11 systems

  • Display not scrolling when printing new lines while scrolled in history

  • Regression in font rendering on macOS

  • Scroll down escape (CSI Ps T) incorrectly pulling lines from history

  • Dim escape (CSI 2 m) support for truecolor text

  • Incorrectly deleted lines when increasing width with a prompt wrapped using spaces

  • Documentation for class in --help missing information on setting general class

  • Linewrap tracking when switching between primary and alternate screen buffer

  • Preservation of the alternate screen's saved cursor when swapping to primary screen and back

  • Reflow of cursor during resize

  • Cursor color escape ignored when its color is set to inverted in the config

  • Fontconfig's autohint and hinting options being ignored

  • Ingoring of default FreeType properties

  • Alacritty crashing at startup when the configured font does not exist

  • Font size rounding error


  • Environment variable RUST_LOG for selecting the log level

  • Deprecated window.start_maximized config field

  • Deprecated render_timer config field

  • Deprecated persistent_logging config field

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