|Konsole is the terminal emulator for the KDE platform
- X Terminal emulator
- Makes using the command line easier
- Use different profiles for different tasks
- Set scrollback limit and save contents to file
- Right-click on links to open in user's default web browser
- Open current path in user's file manager
- Translucent background available when desktop effects are enabled
- The unique value of the environmental variable
SHELL_SESSION_IDpersists across all desktop sessions
Konsole is an X terminal emulator for the KDE platform, allowing users to have a convenient way to use the command line. Aside from providing a way to use a powerful shell, Konsole also offers features that make it easier or more pleasurable to work in the command line, such as profile management, scrollback, and color schemes, including translucency for effects.
Tutorials and Tips
With Konsole you can change the language to plain English (to see bugs info for example) by command:
- Switch tab: Shift + Left, Shift + Right (not like X-Chat, Firefox, Quanta, Kdevelop).
- New tab: Shift + Ctrl + T.
Label your Tabs
If you regularly use a lot of tabs, you'll sometimes find it convenient to label them. Just double-click on the tab and you'll get a re-name dialogue.
- To add a new profile go to
- On the tab, enter the new profile name and change the icon if desired.
- If this is to be a root konsole, enter the command
- Font size can also be changed on the tab.
- On the screen you can add or remove a star, which controls whether that profile is to be offered on the File menu.
You can change the padding between the border and the contents of Konsole (the "margin" or "gutters" between window border and text) by editing your profile file in .local/share/konsole/[name of profile] and adding:
The number after "TerminalMargin" can be edited to whatever size you prefer. After that you need to log out and then log in to show the changes.
Per Konsole tab Bash history
If you want each Konsole tab to remember its own individual bash history, and restore it with the session after a reboot or log out/in, add the following line in your ~/.bashrc:
Help with Development
If you are interested in helping with Konsole's development, check out how to help the Konsole team.
Terminal emulator, command line, CLI, shell