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Amazing Retro Terminal

By: Simon Urbina
Jan 20, 2023
Posted: Oct 2, 2014


I came across this really cool way to emulate old cathode screens when doing commands. This was such a cool way to use terminal. If you spend spend a lot of time in term, check out this neat term emulator.

Via Github

cool-retro-term is a terminal emulator which mimics the look and feel of the old cathode tube screens. It has been designed to be eye-candy, customizable, and reasonably lightweight.

It uses the QML port of qtermwidget (Konsole): https://github.com/Swordfish90/qmltermwidget.

This terminal emulator works under Linux and macOS and requires Qt5. It’s suggested that you stick to the latest LTS version.

Settings such as colors, fonts, and effects can be accessed via context menu.


Simon Urbina
Simon Urbina

Simon’s a Product Designer and Front End Dev with over 20 years of experience. He started as a graphic designer and illustrator coding his first website in 1996. He has worked with brands like Publix, Microsoft, and Discovery Channel.