Alacritty (Portable)

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0.3.0 | Updated: 31 May 2020



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Software Author(s):

  • Joe Wilm

Alacritty (Portable) 0.3.0

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


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


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


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

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
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    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade alacritty.portable -y --source="'STEP 3 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.portable -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure alacritty.portable installed
    name: alacritty.portable
    state: present
    version: 0.3.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'alacritty.portable' do
  action    :install
  version  '0.3.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: alacritty.portable,
    Version: 0.3.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller alacritty.portable
   Name     = 'alacritty.portable'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '0.3.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'alacritty.portable':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '0.3.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install alacritty.portable version="0.3.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator mwallner on 01 Jun 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.portable'
$Url64 = ''
$Checksum64 = '4c9944be2368ff119475f4b832728366edfbf268439b4409dab8cfdf08f359cd6a85b91971efb2d891d4df16fa21c5487909f85bbdf71d1b78c55ab5effe16c5'
$ChecksumType64 = 'sha512'
$ToolsPath = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
$InstallDir = Join-Path $(Get-ToolsLocation) "alacritty"

$desktop = [System.Environment]::GetFolderPath("Desktop")

$PackageArgs = @{
	PackageName = $PackageName
	Url64 = $Url64
	Checksum64 = $Checksum64
	ChecksumType64 = $ChecksumType64
	UnzipLocation = $InstallDir
Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @PackageArgs

Install-BinFile alacritty -path "$InstallDir\alacritty.exe" -UseStart
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -ShortcutFilePath "$desktop\Alacritty.lnk" -TargetPath "$InstallDir\alacritty.exe" -WorkingDirectory "$InstallDir" -WindowStyle 1
$PackageName = 'alacritty.portable'
$InstallDir = Join-Path $(Get-ToolsLocation) "alacritty"
$desktop = [System.Environment]::GetFolderPath("Desktop")

Uninstall-BinFile alacritty -path "$InstallDir\alacritty.exe"
Uninstall-ChocolateyZipPackage -PackageName 'alacritty.portable' -ZipFileName '$filename'

Remove-Item $InstallDir
Remove-Item "$desktop\Alacritty.lnk" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue -Force | Out-Null

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Alacritty (Portable) 0.5.0-rc4 16 Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Approved
Alacritty (Portable) 0.5.0-rc3 17 Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Approved
Alacritty (Portable) 0.5.0-rc2 17 Monday, August 3, 2020 Exempted
Alacritty (Portable) 0.5.0-rc1 9 Monday, August 3, 2020 Exempted
Alacritty (Portable) 0.4.3 56 Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Approved
Alacritty (Portable) 0.4.3-rc1 21 Friday, May 29, 2020 Exempted
Alacritty 27 Saturday, April 4, 2020 Approved
Alacritty (Portable) 0.4.2 12 Wednesday, June 3, 2020 Approved
Alacritty (Portable) 0.4.2-rc4 10 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Exempted

Version 0.3.0

Official announcement:


  • On Linux, the .desktop file now uses Alacritty as icon name, which can be

    found at extra/logo/alacritty-term.svg


  • MSI installer for Windows is now available

  • New default key bindings Alt+Home, Alt+End, Alt+PageUp and Alt+PageDown

  • Dynamic title support on Windows

  • Ability to specify starting position with the --position flag

  • New configuration field window.position allows specifying the starting position

  • Added the ability to change the selection color

  • Text will reflow instead of truncating when resizing Alacritty

  • Underline text and change cursor when hovering over URLs with required modifiers pressed


  • Clicking on non-alphabetical characters in front of URLs will no longer open them

  • Command keybindings on Windows will no longer open new cmd.exe console windows

  • On macOS, automatic graphics switching has been temporarily disabled due to a macos bug


  • Fix panic which could occur when quitting Alacritty on Windows if using the Conpty backend

  • Automatic copying of selection to clipboard when mouse is released outside of Alacritty

  • Scrollback history live reload only working when shrinking lines

  • Crash when decreasing scrollback history in config while scrolled in history

  • Resetting the terminal while in the alt screen will no longer disable scrollback

  • Cursor jumping around when leaving alt screen while not in the alt screen

  • Text lingering around when resetting while scrolled up in the history

  • Terminfo support for extended capabilities

  • Allow mouse presses and beginning of mouse selection in padding

  • Windows: Conpty backend could close immediately on startup in certain situations

  • FreeBSD: SpawnNewInstance will now open new instances in the shell's current

    working directory as long as linprocfs(5) is mounted on /compat/linux/proc

  • Fix lingering Alacritty window after child process has exited

  • Growing the terminal while scrolled up will no longer move the content down

  • Support for alternate keyboard layouts on macOS

  • Slow startup time on some X11 systems

  • The AltGr key no longer sends escapes (like Alt)

  • Fixes increase/decrease font-size keybindings on international keyboards

  • On Wayland, the --title flag will set the Window title now

  • Parsing issues with URLs starting in the first or ending in the last column

  • URLs stopping at double-width characters

  • Fix start_maximized option on X11

  • Error when parsing URLs ending with Unicode outside of the ascii range

  • On Windows, focusing a Window will no longer start a selection

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