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ConEmu vs Windows Terminal: What are the differences?

What is ConEmu? A free and open-source tabbed terminal emulator for Windows. It aims to be handy, comprehensive, fast and reliable terminal window where you may host any console application developed either for WinAPI (cmd, powershell, far) or Unix PTY (cygwin, msys, wsl bash).

What is Windows Terminal? Productive terminal application for command-line users. A new, modern, feature-rich, productive terminal application for command-line users. It includes many of the features most frequently requested by the Windows command-line community.

ConEmu and Windows Terminal can be categorized as "Terminal Emulators" tools.

Some of the features offered by ConEmu are:

  • smooth window resizing

- tabs and splits (panes)

On the other hand, Windows Terminal provides the following key features:

  • Tabs
  • Rich text
  • Rlobalization

ConEmu and Windows Terminal are both open source tools. It seems that Windows Terminal with 50K GitHub stars and 4.83K forks on GitHub has more adoption than ConEmu with 6.17K GitHub stars and 415 GitHub forks.

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What is ConEmu?

It aims to be handy, comprehensive, fast and reliable terminal window where you may host any console application developed either for WinAPI (cmd, powershell, far) or Unix PTY (cygwin, msys, wsl bash).

What is Windows Terminal?

A new, modern, feature-rich, productive terminal application for command-line users. It includes many of the features most frequently requested by the Windows command-line community.

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