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Konsole 21.04.0 screenshot.png
Screenshot of Konsole in KDE Plasma 5
Developer(s)Lars Doelle, Robert Knight
Stable release
21.08.0[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 4 August 2021; 38 days ago (4 August 2021)
Preview release
21.07.90[2] Edit this on Wikidata / 27 July 2021; 46 days ago (27 July 2021)
Repositoryhttps://github.com/KDE/konsole https://invent.kde.org/kde/konsole
Written inC++ (KDE Frameworks, Qt)
TypeTerminal emulator
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.[3] It ls licensed under the GPL-2.0-or-later[4][5][6] and the GNU Free Documentation License.[7] Konsole includes many projects which may themselves have their own licences.[dubious ] However, Konsole itself is protected under the GPL-2.0-or-later,[4][5][6] and GNU Free Documentation License.[7] This is due to the smaller projects within Konsole having compatible licenses.[discuss]

KDE applications, including Dolphin, Kate,[8] 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[9]
  • 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[10]
  • Export of output in plain text or HTML format<
  • Multiple profile support
  • Text reflow[11]



  1. ^ https://invent.kde.org/utilities/konsole/-/tags/v21.08.0.
  2. ^ https://invent.kde.org/utilities/konsole/-/tags/v21.07.90.
  3. ^ https://cgit.kde.org/konsole.git/commit/?id=d8f741181967eee423f9234726443a4684f89310
  4. ^ a b "COPYING.LIB". github.com/KDE/konsole/blob/master/COPYING.LIB.
  5. ^ a b "konsole". kde.org/applications/system/org.kde.konsole.
  6. ^ a b "COPYING". github.com/KDE/konsole/blob/master/COPYING.
  7. ^ a b "COPYING.DOC". github.com/KDE/konsole/blob/master/COPYING.DOC.
  8. ^ Cullmann, Christoph (January 6, 2004). "Writing a Kate Plugin". kate-editor.org. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Konsole - KDE UserBase Wiki". userbase.kde.org. Retrieved 2018-10-09.
  10. ^ "New features in Konsole in KDE 4.0". The KDE Source Repository. 2008-01-05.
  11. ^ "Konsole - KDE Invent". invent.kde.org. Retrieved 2021-01-16.

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