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Contour Terminal Emulator

by Christian Parpart

Contour is a modern and actually fast, modal, virtual terminal emulator, for everyday use

Contour is a modern and actually fast, modal, virtual terminal emulator, for everyday use. It is aiming for power users with a modern feature mindset.

  • Available on all 4 major platforms, Linux, OS/X, FreeBSD, Windows.
  • GPU-accelerated rendering.
  • Font ligatures support (such as in Fira Code).
  • Unicode: Emoji support (-: 🌈 💝 😛 👪 - including ZWJ, VS15, VS16 emoji :-)
  • Unicode: Grapheme cluster support
  • Bold and italic fonts
  • High-DPI support.
  • Vertical Line Markers (quickly jump to markers in your history!)
  • Vi-like input modes for improved selection and copy'n'paste experience and Vi-like `scrolloff` feature.
  • Blurred behind transparent background when using Windows 10 or KDE window manager on Linux.
  • Blurrable Background image support.
  • Runtime configuration reload
  • 256-color and Truecolor support
  • Key binding customization
  • Color Schemes
  • Profiles (grouped customization of: color scheme, login shell, and related behaviours)
  • Synchronized rendering
  • Text reflow (configurable via `SM ? 2027` / `RM ? 2027`)
  • Clickable hyperlinks via OSC 8
  • Clipboard setting via OSC 52
  • Sixel inline images
  • Terminal page buffer capture VT extension
  • Builtin [Fira Code inspired progress bar support.
  • Read-only mode, protecting against accidental user-input to the running application, such as Ctrl+C.
  • VT320 Host-programmable and Indicator status line support.
  • and much more ...

Changes in version

about 1 month ago
Installed Size~4 MB
Download Size1 MB
Available Architecturesaarch64, x86_64
LicenseApache License 2.0

Installs over time

Manual Install

Make sure to follow the setup guide before installing

flatpak install flathub org.contourterminal.Contour


flatpak run org.contourterminal.Contour