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ConEmu - Windows console with tabs

Windows Console Emulator, Far Manager plugins

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ConEmu-Maximus5 is a Windows console window enhancement (local terminal emulator), which presents multiple consoles and simple GUI applications as one customizable tabbed GUI window with various features.

Initially, the program was created as a companion to Far Manager, my favorite shell replacement.

Today, ConEmu can be used with any other console application or simple GUI tools (like PuTTY for example). ConEmu is an active project, open to suggestions.

Disclaimer. ConEmu is not a shell, so it does not provide "shell features" like tab-completion, command history and others. ConEmu does not provide remote access (SSH/Telnet/...) too. ConEmu is advanced console window (local terminal) where you can run any shell or remote access client of your choice. Also you may try Clink for bash-style completion in cmd.exe and PSReadLine or PowerTab in powershell.exe.

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Terminals, Usability, Emulators


BSD License


  • proper smooth and friendly window resizing
  • several programs (even simple GUI) in tabs and splits
  • Quake style drop-down
  • Windows 7 Jump Lists and Progress on Taskbar buttons
  • easily run old DOS applications (games) in Windows 7 or 64-bit OS
  • configurable and clickable status bar
  • optional per-application settings (e.g. palettes)
  • normal, maximized and full screen window graphic modes
  • customizable font family, height, width, bold, italic, anti-aliasing (standard, clear type, disabled)
  • using normal/bold/italic fonts for different parts of console simultaneously
  • user friendly text and block selection
  • vertical or horisontal cursor
  • ANSI X3.64 and Xterm 256 colors
  • drag and drop (explorer style), thumbnails and tiles in Far manager
  • and more, and more...


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User Reviews

  • zedus
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Absolutely fantastic! :) Thanks for the effort, much appreciate.

    Posted 11/12/2015
  • boris_brodski
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Absolutely incredible!

    Posted 11/10/2015
  • xylographe
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Excellent terminal emulator. Great support.

    Posted 11/03/2015
  • auria
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Great replacement for cmd.exe

    Posted 10/10/2015
  • amannuc
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Outstanding robust terminal replacement for Windows. It integrates with tcsh.exe very well, and also with ipython. Highly customizable. Set the program that runs inside the console window, e.g. a shell. Set the starting directory. Start the console window as a tab or new window. All this is super easy to do. Spend a few minutes learning it, you will not regret it. One minor complaint is how colors are determined for the different tabs. (I'm a color freak, so bear with me). The program has color palettes (lots are provided) but somewhat restricting in how colors are determined for different tasks (tasks are names tabs or named terminal window, for the most part). One can select a predefined palette for the colors of a tab/task, but not choose the colors within the palette easily until the tab is already there. The predefined palettes tend towards darker colors, but I often use lighter colors. It would be better in my opinion to start a new tab with a switch for foreground and text colors. Then, it's totally up to the user. I run X windows this way. With a python script, I create several windows: the lighter ones are for command line tasks, the darker ones I run ipython in. This is a minor beef. This program will not disappoint.

    Posted 05/25/2015
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Intended Audience

System Administrators, Developers, End Users/Desktop

User Interface

Win32 (MS Windows)

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