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Konsole icon.svg
Konsole 4.2.2.png
Screenshot of Konsole in KDE 4.2.2
Developer(s) Lars Doelle, Robert Knight
Stable release 15.04.3 (1 July 2015; 28 days ago (2015-07-01)) [±][1]
Written in C++ (KDELibs, Qt)
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Terminal Emulator
License GNU General Public License
Website konsole.kde.org

Konsole is an open source terminal emulator which is part of KDE Applications. Konsole was originally written by Lars Doelle.

KDE applications, such as Konqueror, Krusader, Kate,[2] Konversation, Dolphin and KDevelop use Konsole to provide embedded terminal functionality via Kpart.

As of July 2014 Yakuake, Konsole, Dolphin, Kate and KDE Telepathy, among others are in the process of being ported to KDE Frameworks 5.[3]


A Konsole window featuring window split[discuss] (added in 2007)
  • Tabbed terminals. Tab titles update dynamically depending on the current activity in the terminal.
  • Translucent backgrounds.
  • Split-view mode.
  • Directory and SSH bookmarking.
  • Customizable color schemes.
  • Customizable key bindings.
  • Notifications about silence or activity in a terminal.
  • Incremental search
  • Can open Dolphin or the user's preferred file manager at the terminal program's current directory[4]
  • Export of output in plain text or HTML format.


  1. ^ "KDE Ships KDE Applications 15.04.3". KDE. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  2. ^ http://kate-editor.org/2004/01/06/writing-a-kate-plugin/
  3. ^ "KDE SC 4.14 wird 4er-Reihe abschließen" (in German). 2014-07-10. 
  4. ^ "New features in Konsole in KDE 4.0". The KDE Source Repository. 2008-01-05. 

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