alacritty v0.11.0 Release Notes

Release Date: 2020-11-25 // about 1 year ago

Previous changes from v0.10.0

  • Packaging

    • 🆕 New extra/ manpage for the alacritty msg subcommand
    • Minimum Rust version has been bumped to 1.53.0

    ➕ Added

    • Option colors.transparent_background_colors to allow applying opacity to all background colors
    • 👌 Support for running multiple windows from a single Alacritty instance (see docs/
    • Urgency support on Wayland via xdg_activation_v1

    🔄 Changed

    • 🔧 ExpandSelection is now a configurable mouse binding action
    • Config option background_opacity, you should use window.opacity instead
    • 🔧 Reload configuration files when their symbolic link is replaced
    • Strip trailing whitespaces when yanking from a block selection
    • Display area keeps history position when viewport is cleared
    • Commands spawn from the current directory of the foreground shell in Unix-like systems
    • ✂ Remove trailing newline from strings taken from hints or simple/semantic selections
    • Builtin font is now used for box drawing characters from U+2500 to U+259f
    • 🔊 Logs now print the time since startup instead of the local time

    🛠 Fixed

    • Line indicator obstructing vi mode cursor when scrolled into history
    • Vi mode search starting in the line below the vi cursor
    • Invisible cursor with matching foreground/background colors
    • Crash when hovering over a match emptied by post-processing
    • ⏪ Crash when the vi cursor is on the scrollback and viewport clear is invoked
    • ⏪ Freeze when the vi cursor is on the scrollback and scrollback clear is invoked
    • Vi cursor on topmost of the display moving downward when scrolled into history with active output
    • Input lag on Wayland with Nvidia binary driver
    • Crash when hovering the mouse over fullwidth characters

    ✂ Removed

    • Wayland client side decorations were simplified