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Konsole icon.svg
Screenshot of Konsole in Plasma 5
Screenshot of Konsole in Plasma 5
Developer(s)Lars Doelle, Robert Knight
Stable release18.08.2 (11 October 2018; 2 months ago (2018-10-11)[1]) [±]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inC++ (KDELibs, Qt)
TypeTerminal emulator
LicenseGNU General Public License

Konsole is a free and open-source terminal emulator which is part of KDE Applications. Konsole was originally written by Lars Doelle.[citation needed]

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

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


A Konsole window featuring window split (added in 2007)[discuss]
  • Built-in support for bi-directional text display.
  • Tabbed terminals. Tab titles update dynamically depending on the current activity in the terminal.
  • Translucent backgrounds[4]
  • 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.[5]
  • Export of output in plain text or HTML format


  1. ^ "KDE Ships KDE Applications 18.08.2". KDE. 11 October 2018. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  2. ^ Cullmann, Christoph (January 6, 2004). "Writing a Kate Plugin". kate-editor.org. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  3. ^ "KDE SC 4.14 wird 4er-Reihe abschließen" (in German). 2014-07-10.
  4. ^ "Konsole - KDE UserBase Wiki". userbase.kde.org. Retrieved 2018-10-09.
  5. ^ "New features in Konsole in KDE 4.0". The KDE Source Repository. 2008-01-05.

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