kitty free download for Mac


29 March 2020

GPU-accelerated terminal emulator.


kitty is a fast, featureful, GPU based terminal emulator

  • Offloads rendering to the GPU for lower system load and buttery smooth scrolling. Uses threaded rendering to minimize input latency
  • Supports all modern terminal features: graphics (images), unicode, true-color, OpenType ligatures, mouse protocol, focus tracking, bracketed paste and several new terminal protocol extensions
  • Supports tiling multiple terminal windows side by side in different layouts without needing to use an extra program like tmux
  • Can be controlled from scripts or the shell prompt, even over SSH
  • Has a framework for Kittens, small terminal programs that can be used to extend kitty's functionality. For example, they are used for Unicode input, Hints and Side-by-side diff
  • Supports startup sessions which allow you to specify the window/tab layout, working directories and programs to run on startup
  • Cross-platform: kitty works on Linux and macOS, but because it uses only OpenGL for rendering, it should be trivial to port to other Unix-like platforms
  • Allows you to open the scrollback buffer in a separate window using arbitrary programs of your choice. This is useful for browsing the history comfortably in a pager or editor
  • Has multiple copy/paste buffers, like vim

What's new in kitty

Version 0.17.2:
  • Add a launch --watcher option that allows defining callbacks that are called for various events in the window's life-cycle (#2440)
  • Fix a regression in 0.17 that broke drawing of borders with non-minimal borders (#2474)
  • Hints kitten: Allow copying to primary selection as well as clipboard (#2487)
  • Add a new mappable action close_other_windows_in_tab to close all but the active window (#2484)
  • Hints kitten: Adjust the default regex used to detect line numbers to handle line+column numbers (#2268)
  • Fix blank space at the start of tab bar in the powerline style when first tab is inactive (#2478)
  • Fix regression causing incorrect rendering of separators in tab bar when defining a tab bar background color (#2480)
  • Fix a regression in 0.17 that broke the kitty @ launch remote command and also broke the --tab-title option when creating a new tab. (#2488)
  • Linux: Fix selection of fonts with multiple width variants not preferring the normal width faces (#2491)

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