Kitty terminal emulator for its speed! Ever since I started doing more work in the terminal, it became painfully clear to me that the standard terminal.app on Mac and even iTerm2 (although an amazing product!) were not cutting it anymore for me in terms of speed.
However, since I started using Kitty, I noticed how used I was to some of the shortcuts that “just work” when using terminal.app and iTerm2. In this short post we’ll go over some configuration settings to make Kitty behave more like iTerm2 and have the best of both worlds!
cmd+ arrow keys for jumping to beginning or end of the line.
alt+ arrow keys for jumping between words.
cmd+ 1-9 numeric keys
1# don't draw extra borders, but fade the inactive text a bit 2active_border_color none 3inactive_text_alpha 0.6 4 5# tabbar should be at the top 6tab_bar_edge top 7tab_bar_style separator 8tab_separator " ┇" 9 10# open new split (window) with cmd+d retaining the cwd 11map cmd+d new_window_with_cwd 12 13# open new tab with cmd+t 14map cmd+t new_tab_with_cwd 15 16# new split with default cwd 17map cmd+shift+d new_window 18 19# switch between next and previous splits 20map cmd+] next_window 21map cmd+[ previous_window 22 23# clear the terminal screen 24map cmd+k combine : clear_terminal scrollback active : send_text normal,application \x0c 25 26# jump to beginning and end of word 27map alt+left send_text all \x1b\x62 28map alt+right send_text all \x1b\x66 29 30# jump to beginning and end of line 31map cmd+left send_text all \x01 32map cmd+right send_text all \x05 33 34# Map cmd + <num> to corresponding tabs 35map cmd+1 goto_tab 1 36map cmd+2 goto_tab 2 37map cmd+3 goto_tab 3 38map cmd+4 goto_tab 4 39map cmd+5 goto_tab 5 40map cmd+6 goto_tab 6 41map cmd+7 goto_tab 7 42map cmd+8 goto_tab 8 43map cmd+9 goto_tab 9
See the full config in my Dotfiles and see all available configuration options here.