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Konsole 20.12.0 screenshot.png
Screenshot of Konsole in Plasma 5
Developer(s)Lars Doelle, Robert Knight
Stable release20.12.3 (4 March 2021; 41 days ago (2021-03-04)[1]) [±]
Repositoryhttps://github.com/KDE/konsole https://invent.kde.org/kde/konsole
Written inC++ (KDE Frameworks, Qt)
TypeTerminal emulator
LicenseGNU General Public License
Websitekonsole.kde.org Edit this on Wikidata

Konsole is a free and open-source terminal emulator which is part of KDE Applications and ships with the KDE desktop environment. Konsole was originally written by Lars Doelle.[2] It ls licensed under the GPL v2 or later[3][4][5] and the GNU Free Documentation License.[6] Konsole includes many projects which may themselves have their own licences.[dubious ] However, Konsole itself is protected under the GPL v2[3][4][5] or later, and GNU Free Documentation License.[6] This is due to the smaller projects within Konsole having compatible licenses.[discuss]

KDE applications, including Dolphin, Kate,[7] KDevelop, Kile, Konversation, Konqueror, and Krusader, use Konsole to provide embedded terminal functionality via Kpart.


  • Built-in support for bi-directional text display.
  • Tabbed terminals. Tab titles update dynamically depending on the current activity in the terminal.
  • Translucent backgrounds[8]
  • 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[9]
  • Export of output in plain text or HTML format<
  • Text reflow[10]



  1. ^ "20.12.3 Releases". KDE. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  2. ^ https://cgit.kde.org/konsole.git/commit/?id=d8f741181967eee423f9234726443a4684f89310
  3. ^ a b "COPYING.LIB". github.com/KDE/konsole/blob/master/COPYING.LIB.
  4. ^ a b "konsole". kde.org/applications/system/org.kde.konsole.
  5. ^ a b "COPYING". github.com/KDE/konsole/blob/master/COPYING.
  6. ^ a b "COPYING.DOC". github.com/KDE/konsole/blob/master/COPYING.DOC.
  7. ^ Cullmann, Christoph (January 6, 2004). "Writing a Kate Plugin". kate-editor.org. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Konsole - KDE UserBase Wiki". userbase.kde.org. Retrieved 2018-10-09.
  9. ^ "New features in Konsole in KDE 4.0". The KDE Source Repository. 2008-01-05.
  10. ^ "Konsole - KDE Invent". invent.kde.org. Retrieved 2021-01-16.

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