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       kitty.conf - kitty.conf Documentation

       kitty   is   highly   customizable,  everything  from  keyboard  shortcuts,  to  rendering
       frames-per-second. See below for an overview of all customization possibilities.

       You can open the config file within kitty by pressing ctrl+shift+f2.  You can  reload  the
       config  file  within  kitty by pressing ctrl+shift+f5 or sending kitty the SIGUSR1 signal.
       You can also display the current configuration by pressing the ctrl+shift+f6 key.

       kitty   looks   for   a   config   file   in   the   OS   config   directories    (usually
       ~/.config/kitty/kitty.conf) but you can pass a specific path via the kitty --config option
       or use the KITTY_CONFIG_DIRECTORY environment variable. See the kitty --config option  for
       full details.

       Comments  can  be  added  to  the config file as lines starting with the # character. This
       works only if the # character is the first character in the line.

       You can include secondary config files via the include directive.  If you use  a  relative
       path  for include, it is resolved with respect to the location of the current config file.
       Note that environment  variables  are  expanded,  so  ${USER}.conf  becomes  name.conf  if
       USER=name.  For example:

          include other.conf


       kitty  has very powerful font management. You can configure individual font faces and even
       specify special fonts for particular characters.

       font_family, bold_font, italic_font, bold_italic_font

          font_family      monospace
          bold_font        auto
          italic_font      auto
          bold_italic_font auto

       You can specify different fonts for the bold/italic/bold-italic variants.  To get  a  full
       list  of  supported  fonts  use the kitty list-fonts command.  By default they are derived
       automatically, by the OSes font system. Setting them manually is useful for font  families
       that have many weight variants like Book, Medium, Thick, etc. For example:

          font_family      Operator Mono Book
          bold_font        Operator Mono Medium
          italic_font      Operator Mono Book Italic
          bold_italic_font Operator Mono Medium Italic


          font_size 11.0

       Font size (in pts)


          force_ltr no

       kitty  does  not  support  BIDI  (bidirectional text), however, for RTL scripts, words are
       automatically displayed in RTL. That is to say, in an RTL script, the words "HELLO  WORLD"
       display  in  kitty as "WORLD HELLO", and if you try to select a substring of an RTL-shaped
       string, you will get the character that would be there had the the string  been  LTR.  For
       example,  assuming  the  Hebrew  word  ירושלים, selecting the character that on the screen
       appears to be ם actually writes into  the  selection  buffer  the  character  י.   kitty's
       default  behavior  is  useful  in  conjunction  with  a  filter to reverse the word order,
       however, if you wish to manipulate RTL glyphs, it can be very challenging to work with, so
       this  option  is  provided  to  turn it off. Furthermore, this option can be used with the
       command line program GNU FriBidi to get BIDI support,  because  it  will  force  kitty  to
       always treat the text as LTR, which FriBidi expects for terminals.

       adjust_line_height, adjust_column_width

          adjust_line_height  0
          adjust_column_width 0

       Change  the  size  of each character cell kitty renders. You can use either numbers, which
       are interpreted as pixels or percentages (number followed by %), which are interpreted  as
       percentages of the unmodified values. You can use negative pixels or percentages less than
       100% to reduce sizes (but this might cause rendering artifacts).


          adjust_baseline 0

       Adjust the vertical  alignment  of  text  (the  height  in  the  cell  at  which  text  is
       positioned).  You can use either numbers, which are interpreted as pixels or a percentages
       (number followed by %), which are interpreted as the percentage  of  the  line  height.  A
       positive  value moves the baseline up, and a negative value moves them down. The underline
       and strikethrough positions are adjusted accordingly.


          symbol_map U+E0A0-U+E0A3,U+E0C0-U+E0C7 PowerlineSymbols

       Map the specified unicode codepoints to a particular font.  Useful  if  you  need  special
       rendering for some symbols, such as for Powerline. Avoids the need for patched fonts. Each
       unicode code point is specified in the form U+<code point in hexadecimal>. You can specify
       multiple  code  points,  separated  by  commas and ranges separated by hyphens. symbol_map
       itself can be specified multiple times.  Syntax is:

          symbol_map codepoints Font Family Name


          disable_ligatures never

       Choose how you want to handle multi-character ligatures. The default is to  always  render
       them.   You can tell kitty to not render them when the cursor is over them by using cursor
       to make editing easier, or have kitty never render them at all by  using  always,  if  you
       don't like them. The ligature strategy can be set per-window either using the kitty remote
       control facility or by defining shortcuts for it in kitty.conf, for example:

          map alt+1 disable_ligatures_in active always
          map alt+2 disable_ligatures_in all never
          map alt+3 disable_ligatures_in tab cursor

       Note that this refers to programming  ligatures,  typically  implemented  using  the  calt
       OpenType feature. For disabling general ligatures, use the font_features setting.


          font_features none

       Choose  exactly which OpenType features to enable or disable. This is useful as some fonts
       might have features worthwhile in a terminal. For example, Fira  Code  Retina  includes  a
       discretionary feature, zero, which in that font changes the appearance of the zero (0), to
       make it more  easily  distinguishable  from  Ø.  Fira  Code  Retina  also  includes  other
       discretionary features known as Stylistic Sets which have the tags ss01 through ss20.

       For the exact syntax to use for individual features, see the Harfbuzz documentation.

       Note  that  this  code is indexed by PostScript name, and not the font family. This allows
       you to define very precise feature settings; e.g. you can disable a feature in the  italic
       font but not in the regular font.

       On  Linux,  these  are  read  from the FontConfig database first and then this, setting is
       applied, so they can be configured in a single, central place.

       To get the PostScript name for a font, use kitty + list-fonts --psnames:

          $ kitty + list-fonts --psnames | grep Fira
          Fira Code
          Fira Code Bold (FiraCode-Bold)
          Fira Code Light (FiraCode-Light)
          Fira Code Medium (FiraCode-Medium)
          Fira Code Regular (FiraCode-Regular)
          Fira Code Retina (FiraCode-Retina)

       The part in brackets is the PostScript name.

       Enable alternate zero and oldstyle numerals:

          font_features FiraCode-Retina +zero +onum

       Enable only alternate zero:

          font_features FiraCode-Retina +zero

       Disable the normal ligatures, but keep the calt feature which (in  this  font)  breaks  up

          font_features TT2020StyleB-Regular -liga +calt

       In  conjunction  with force_ltr, you may want to disable Arabic shaping entirely, and only
       look at their isolated forms if they show up in a document.  You can do this with e.g.:

          font_features UnifontMedium +isol -medi -fina -init


          box_drawing_scale 0.001, 1, 1.5, 2

       Change the sizes of the lines used for the box drawing unicode characters These values are
       in  pts.  They will be scaled by the monitor DPI to arrive at a pixel value. There must be
       four values corresponding to thin, normal, thick, and very thick lines.



          cursor #cccccc

       Default cursor color


          cursor_text_color #111111

       Choose the color of text under the cursor. If you want it  rendered  with  the  background
       color of the cell underneath instead, use the special keyword: background


          cursor_shape block

       The  cursor  shape  can  be  one of (block, beam, underline). Note that when reloading the
       config this will be changed only if the cursor shape has  not  been  set  by  the  program
       running in the terminal.


          cursor_beam_thickness 1.5

       Defines the thickness of the beam cursor (in pts)


          cursor_underline_thickness 2.0

       Defines the thickness of the underline cursor (in pts)


          cursor_blink_interval -1

       The  interval  (in seconds) at which to blink the cursor. Set to zero to disable blinking.
       Negative values mean use system default. Note that numbers smaller than repaint_delay will
       be limited to repaint_delay.


          cursor_stop_blinking_after 15.0

       Stop blinking cursor after the specified number of seconds of keyboard inactivity.  Set to
       zero to never stop blinking.



          scrollback_lines 2000

       Number of lines of history to keep in memory for scrolling back. Memory  is  allocated  on
       demand.  Negative  numbers  are  (effectively)  infinite scrollback.  Note that using very
       large scrollback is not recommended as it can slow down performance of  the  terminal  and
       also use large amounts of RAM. Instead, consider using scrollback_pager_history_size. Note
       that on config reload if this is changed it will only affect newly  created  windows,  not
       existing ones.


          scrollback_pager less --chop-long-lines --RAW-CONTROL-CHARS +INPUT_LINE_NUMBER

       Program  with which to view scrollback in a new window. The scrollback buffer is passed as
       STDIN to this program. If you change it, make sure the program you  use  can  handle  ANSI
       escape  sequences  for  colors and text formatting.  INPUT_LINE_NUMBER in the command line
       above will be replaced by an integer representing which line should be at the top  of  the
       screen.  Similarly  CURSOR_LINE  and  CURSOR_COLUMN will be replaced by the current cursor


          scrollback_pager_history_size 0

       Separate scrollback history size, used only for browsing the scrollback  buffer  (in  MB).
       This  separate  buffer is not available for interactive scrolling but will be piped to the
       pager  program  when  viewing  scrollback  buffer  in  a  separate  window.  The   current
       implementation  stores  the  data in UTF-8, so approximatively 10000 lines per megabyte at
       100 chars per line, for pure ASCII text,  unformatted  text.  A  value  of  zero  or  less
       disables this feature. The maximum allowed size is 4GB. Note that on config reload if this
       is changed it will only affect newly created windows, not existing ones.


          scrollback_fill_enlarged_window no

       Fill new space with lines from the scrollback buffer after enlarging a window.


          wheel_scroll_multiplier 5.0

       Modify the amount scrolled by the mouse wheel. Note this is only used  for  low  precision
       scrolling  devices,  not  for  high  precision  scrolling  on  platforms such as macOS and
       Wayland. Use negative numbers to change scroll direction.


          touch_scroll_multiplier 1.0

       Modify the amount scrolled by a touchpad. Note  this  is  only  used  for  high  precision
       scrolling  devices  on platforms such as macOS and Wayland. Use negative numbers to change
       scroll direction.



          mouse_hide_wait 3.0

       Hide mouse cursor after the specified number of seconds of the mouse not being  used.  Set
       to  zero  to disable mouse cursor hiding. Set to a negative value to hide the mouse cursor
       immediately when typing text. Disabled by default on macOS as getting it to work  robustly
       with the ever-changing sea of bugs that is Cocoa is too much effort.

       url_color, url_style

          url_color #0087bd
          url_style curly

       The  color  and  style for highlighting URLs on mouse-over. url_style can be one of: none,
       single, double, curly


          open_url_with default

       The program with which to open URLs that are clicked on. The special value  default  means
       to use the operating system's default URL handler.


          url_prefixes http https file ftp gemini irc gopher mailto news git

       The set of URL prefixes to look for when detecting a URL under the mouse cursor.


          detect_urls yes

       Detect URLs under the mouse. Detected URLs are highlighted with an underline and the mouse
       cursor becomes a hand over  them.  Even  if  this  option  is  disabled,  URLs  are  still



       Additional  characters  to  be  disallowed  from URLs, when detecting URLs under the mouse
       cursor. By default, all characters legal in URLs are allowed.


          copy_on_select no

       Copy to clipboard or a private buffer on  select.  With  this  set  to  clipboard,  simply
       selecting  text  with  the  mouse will cause the text to be copied to clipboard. Useful on
       platforms such as macOS that do not have  the  concept  of  primary  selections.  You  can
       instead  specify  a  name  such  as  a1  to  copy to a private kitty buffer instead. Map a
       shortcut with the paste_from_buffer  action  to  paste  from  this  private  buffer.   For

          map cmd+shift+v paste_from_buffer a1

       Note that copying to the clipboard is a security risk, as all programs, including websites
       open in your browser can read the contents of the system clipboard.


          strip_trailing_spaces never

       Remove spaces at the end of lines when copying to clipboard. A value of smart will  do  it
       when using normal selections, but not rectangle selections. always will always do it.


          select_by_word_characters @-./_~?&=%+#

       Characters considered part of a word when double clicking. In addition to these characters
       any character that is marked as an alphanumeric character in the unicode database will  be


          click_interval -1.0

       The  interval  between  successive  clicks  to  detect  double/triple clicks (in seconds).
       Negative numbers will use the system default instead, if available, or fallback to 0.5.


          focus_follows_mouse no

       Set the active window to the window under the mouse when moving the mouse around


          pointer_shape_when_grabbed arrow

       The shape of the mouse pointer when the program running in the terminal grabs  the  mouse.
       Valid values are: arrow, beam and hand


          default_pointer_shape beam

       The default shape of the mouse pointer. Valid values are: arrow, beam and hand


          pointer_shape_when_dragging beam

       The default shape of the mouse pointer when dragging across text. Valid values are: arrow,
       beam and hand

   Mouse actions
       Mouse buttons can be remapped to perform arbitrary actions. The syntax for doing so is:

          mouse_map button-name event-type modes action

       Where button-name is one of  left,  middle,  right  or  b1  ...  b8  with  added  keyboard
       modifiers,  for  example:  ctrl+shift+left  refers  to  holding  the ctrl+shift keys while
       clicking with the left mouse button. The number b1 ... b8 can be used  to  refer  to  upto
       eight buttons on a mouse.

       event-type  is one press, release, doublepress, triplepress, click and doubleclick.  modes
       indicates whether the action is performed when the mouse is grabbed by the program running
       in the terminal, or not. It can have one or more or the values, grabbed,ungrabbed. grabbed
       refers to when the program running in the terminal has requested mouse events.  Note  that
       the  click  and  double  click  events have a delay of click_interval to disambiguate from
       double and triple presses.

       You can run kitty with the kitty --debug-input command line option to  see  mouse  events.
       See the builtin actions below to get a sense of what is possible.

       If  you  want  to unmap an action map it to no-op. For example, to disable opening of URLs
       with a plain click:

          mouse_map left click ungrabbed no-op

          Once a selection is started, releasing the button that started  it  will  automatically
          end it and no release event will be dispatched.

       Click the link under the mouse cursor when no selection is created

          mouse_map left click ungrabbed mouse_click_url_or_select

       Click the link under the mouse cursor when no selection is created even if grabbed

          mouse_map shift+left click grabbed,ungrabbed mouse_click_url_or_select

       Click the link under the mouse cursor

          mouse_map ctrl+shift+left release grabbed,ungrabbed mouse_click_url

       Variant  with  ctrl+shift  is  present  because  the  simple  click  based  version has an
       unavoidable delay of click_interval, to disambiguate clicks from double clicks.

       Discard press event for link click

          mouse_map ctrl+shift+left press grabbed discard_event

       Prevent this press event from being sent to the program that has grabbed the mouse, as the
       corresponding release event is used to open a URL.

       Paste from the primary selection

          mouse_map middle release ungrabbed paste_from_selection

       Start selecting text

          mouse_map left press ungrabbed mouse_selection normal

       Start selecting text in a rectangle

          mouse_map ctrl+alt+left press ungrabbed mouse_selection rectangle

       Select a word

          mouse_map left doublepress ungrabbed mouse_selection word

       Select a line

          mouse_map left triplepress ungrabbed mouse_selection line

       Select the entire line

       Select line from point

          mouse_map ctrl+alt+left triplepress ungrabbed mouse_selection line_from_point

       Select from the clicked point to the end of the line

       Extend the current selection

          mouse_map right press ungrabbed mouse_selection extend

       Paste from the primary selection even when grabbed

          mouse_map shift+middle release ungrabbed,grabbed paste_selection

       Start selecting text even when grabbed

          mouse_map shift+left press ungrabbed,grabbed mouse_selection normal

       Start selecting text in a rectangle even when grabbed

          mouse_map shift+ctrl+alt+left press ungrabbed,grabbed mouse_selection rectangle

       Select a word even when grabbed

          mouse_map shift+left doublepress ungrabbed,grabbed mouse_selection word

       Select a line even when grabbed

          mouse_map shift+left triplepress ungrabbed,grabbed mouse_selection line

       Select the entire line

       Select line from point even when grabbed

          mouse_map shift+ctrl+alt+left triplepress ungrabbed,grabbed mouse_selection line_from_point

       Select from the clicked point to the end of the line

       Extend the current selection even when grabbed

          mouse_map shift+right press ungrabbed,grabbed mouse_selection extend



          repaint_delay 10

       Delay (in milliseconds) between screen updates. Decreasing it, increases frames-per-second
       (FPS) at the cost of more CPU usage. The default value yields ~100 FPS which is more  than
       sufficient  for  most  uses.  Note that to actually achieve 100 FPS you have to either set
       sync_to_monitor to no or use a monitor with a high refresh rate. Also, to minimize latency
       when there is pending input to be processed, repaint_delay is ignored.


          input_delay 3

       Delay  (in  milliseconds)  before  input  from  the  program  running  in  the terminal is
       processed. Note that decreasing it will increase responsiveness,  but  also  increase  CPU
       usage  and  might  cause  flicker in full screen programs that redraw the entire screen on
       each loop, because kitty is so fast that partial screen updates will be drawn.


          sync_to_monitor yes

       Sync screen updates to  the  refresh  rate  of  the  monitor.  This  prevents  tearing  (‐  when  scrolling.  However,  it  limits  the
       rendering speed to the refresh rate of your monitor. With a  very  high  speed  mouse/high
       keyboard repeat rate, you may notice some slight input latency.  If so, set this to no.



          enable_audio_bell yes

       Enable/disable the audio bell. Useful in environments that require silence.


          visual_bell_duration 0.0

       Visual  bell  duration.  Flash  the  screen when a bell occurs for the specified number of
       seconds. Set to zero to disable.


          window_alert_on_bell yes

       Request window attention on bell. Makes the dock icon bounce on macOS or the taskbar flash
       on linux.


          bell_on_tab yes

       Show  a  bell  symbol on the tab if a bell occurs in one of the windows in the tab and the
       window is not the currently focused window


          command_on_bell none

       Program to run when a bell occurs.


       remember_window_size, initial_window_width, initial_window_height

          remember_window_size  yes
          initial_window_width  640
          initial_window_height 400

       If enabled, the window size will be remembered so that new instances of  kitty  will  have
       the  same  size as the previous instance. If disabled, the window will initially have size
       configured by initial_window_width/height, in pixels. You can use a suffix of "c"  on  the
       width/height values to have them interpreted as number of cells instead of pixels.


          enabled_layouts *

       The  enabled window layouts. A comma separated list of layout names. The special value all
       means all layouts. The first listed layout will be used as  the  startup  layout.  Default
       configuration  is  all layouts in alphabetical order. For a list of available layouts, see
       the layouts.

       window_resize_step_cells, window_resize_step_lines

          window_resize_step_cells 2
          window_resize_step_lines 2

       The step size (in units of cell width/cell height) to  use  when  resizing  windows.   The
       cells value is used for horizontal resizing and the lines value for vertical resizing.


          window_border_width 0.5pt

       The  width of window borders. Can be either in pixels (px) or pts (pt). Values in pts will
       be rounded to the nearest number of pixels based on screen resolution.  If  not  specified
       the  unit  is  assumed  to be pts. Note that borders are displayed only when more than one
       window is visible. They are meant to separate multiple windows.


          draw_minimal_borders yes

       Draw only the minimum borders needed. This means that only the minimum needed borders  for
       inactive  windows  are  drawn.  That is only the borders that separate the inactive window
       from a neighbor. Note that setting a non-zero window margin overrides this and causes  all
       borders to be drawn.


          window_margin_width 0

       The  window  margin (in pts) (blank area outside the border). A single value sets all four
       sides. Two values set the vertical and horizontal sides. Three values set top,  horizontal
       and bottom. Four values set top, right, bottom and left.


          single_window_margin_width -1

       The  window  margin  (in pts) to use when only a single window is visible. Negative values
       will cause the value of window_margin_width to be used instead. A single  value  sets  all
       four  sides.  Two  values  set  the  vertical  and horizontal sides. Three values set top,
       horizontal and bottom. Four values set top, right, bottom and left.


          window_padding_width 0

       The window padding (in pts) (blank area between the text and the window border).  A single
       value  sets all four sides. Two values set the vertical and horizontal sides. Three values
       set top, horizontal and bottom. Four values set top, right, bottom and left.


          placement_strategy center

       When the window size is not an exact multiple of the cell  size,  the  cell  area  of  the
       terminal  window  will  have  some  extra  padding  on the sides. You can control how that
       padding is distributed with this option. Using a value of center means the cell area  will
       be  placed centrally. A value of top-left means the padding will be on only the bottom and
       right edges.


          active_border_color #00ff00

       The color for the border of the active window. Set this to none to not draw borders around
       the active window.


          inactive_border_color #cccccc

       The color for the border of inactive windows


          bell_border_color #ff5a00

       The color for the border of inactive windows in which a bell has occurred


          inactive_text_alpha 1.0

       Fade  the text in inactive windows by the specified amount (a number between zero and one,
       with zero being fully faded).


          hide_window_decorations no

       Hide  the  window  decorations  (title-bar  and  window  borders)  with  yes.  On   macOS,
       titlebar-only  can  be used to only hide the titlebar. Whether this works and exactly what
       effect it has depends on the window manager/operating system. Note  that  the  effects  of
       changing this setting when reloading config are undefined.


          resize_debounce_time 0.1

       The time (in seconds) to wait before redrawing the screen when a resize event is received.
       On platforms such as macOS, where the operating system sends events corresponding  to  the
       start and end of a resize, this number is ignored.


          resize_draw_strategy static

       Choose  how  kitty  draws  a window while a resize is in progress. A value of static means
       draw the current window contents, mostly unchanged.  A  value  of  scale  means  draw  the
       current  window  contents  scaled.  A value of blank means draw a blank window. A value of
       size means show the window size in cells.


          resize_in_steps no

       Resize the OS window in steps as large as the cells,  instead  of  with  the  usual  pixel
       accuracy.  Combined  with  an  initial_window_width and initial_window_height in number of
       cells, this option can be used to keep the margins as small as possible when resizing  the
       OS window. Note that this does not currently work on Wayland.


          confirm_os_window_close 0

       Ask  for  confirmation when closing an OS window or a tab that has at least this number of
       kitty windows in it. A value of zero disables confirmation. This confirmation also applies
       to requests to quit the entire application (all OS windows, via the quit action).



          tab_bar_edge bottom

       Which edge to show the tab bar on, top or bottom


          tab_bar_margin_width 0.0

       The margin to the left and right of the tab bar (in pts)


          tab_bar_margin_height 0.0 0.0

       The  margin  above  and below the tab bar (in pts). The first number is the margin between
       the edge of the OS Window and the tab bar and the second number is the margin between  the
       tab bar and the contents of the current tab.


          tab_bar_style fade

       The  tab  bar  style,  can  be  one of: fade, separator, powerline, or hidden. In the fade
       style, each tab's edges fade into the background color, in the separator style,  tabs  are
       separated  by  a  configurable separator, and the powerline shows the tabs as a continuous
       line.  If you use the hidden style, you might want to create a mapping for the  select_tab
       action which presents you with a list of tabs and allows for easy switching to a tab.


          tab_bar_min_tabs 2

       The minimum number of tabs that must exist before the tab bar is shown


          tab_switch_strategy previous

       The  algorithm  to use when switching to a tab when the current tab is closed. The default
       of previous will switch to the last used tab. A value of left will switch to  the  tab  to
       the  left  of  the closed tab. A value of right will switch to the tab to the right of the
       closed tab. A value of last will switch to the right-most tab.


          tab_fade 0.25 0.5 0.75 1

       Control how each tab fades into the background when using fade for the tab_bar_style. Each
       number  is  an  alpha (between zero and one) that controls how much the corresponding cell
       fades into the background, with zero being no fade and one being full fade. You can change
       the number of cells used by adding/removing entries to this list.


          tab_separator " ┇"

       The separator between tabs in the tab bar when using separator as the tab_bar_style.


          tab_powerline_style angled

       The  powerline  separator  style  between  tabs in the tab bar when using powerline as the
       tab_bar_style, can be one of: angled, slanted, or round.


          tab_activity_symbol none

       Some text or a unicode symbol to show on the tab if a window in the tab that does not have
       focus has some activity.


          tab_title_template "{title}"

       A  template  to  render  the tab title. The default just renders the title. If you wish to
       include the tab-index as well, use something like: {index}: {title}. Useful  if  you  have
       shortcuts  mapped  for  goto_tab  N.  If you prefer to see the index as a superscript, use
       {sup.index}. In addition you can  use  {layout_name}  for  the  current  layout  name  and
       {num_windows}  for  the  number  of  windows  in  the tab. Note that formatting is done by
       Python's   string   formatting   machinery,   so    you    can    use,    for    instance,
       {layout_name[:2].upper()}  to  show  only  the  first  two  letters  of  the  layout name,
       upper-cased. If you want to style the text, you can use styling directives,  for  example:
       {}red{fmt.fg.default}normal{}green  bg{}.  Similarly,
       for bold and italic: {fmt.bold}bold{fmt.nobold}normal{fmt.italic}italic{fmt.noitalic}.


          active_tab_title_template none

       Template to use for active tabs, if not specified falls back to tab_title_template.

       active_tab_foreground,            active_tab_background,            active_tab_font_style,
       inactive_tab_foreground, inactive_tab_background, inactive_tab_font_style

          active_tab_foreground   #000
          active_tab_background   #eee
          active_tab_font_style   bold-italic
          inactive_tab_foreground #444
          inactive_tab_background #999
          inactive_tab_font_style normal

       Tab bar colors and styles


          tab_bar_background none

       Background color for the tab bar. Defaults to using the terminal background color.


       foreground, background

          foreground #dddddd
          background #000000

       The foreground and background colors


          background_opacity 1.0

       The  opacity of the background. A number between 0 and 1, where 1 is opaque and 0 is fully
       transparent.  This will only work if supported by the  OS  (for  instance,  when  using  a
       compositor under X11). Note that it only sets the background color's opacity in cells that
       have the same background color as the default terminal background. This is so that  things
       like the status bar in vim, powerline prompts, etc. still look good.  But it means that if
       you use a color theme with a background color in your editor, it will not be  rendered  as
       transparent.   Instead you should change the default background color in your kitty config
       and not use a background color in the editor color scheme. Or use the escape codes to  set
       the terminals default colors in a shell script to launch your editor.  Be aware that using
       a value less than 1.0 is a  (possibly  significant)  performance  hit.   If  you  want  to
       dynamically  change transparency of windows set dynamic_background_opacity to yes (this is
       off by default as it has a performance cost). Changing this  setting  when  reloading  the
       config will only work if dynamic_background_opacity was enabled in the original config.


          background_image none

       Path to a background image. Must be in PNG format.


          background_image_layout tiled

       Whether to tile or scale the background image.


          background_image_linear no

       When background image is scaled, whether linear interpolation should be used.


          dynamic_background_opacity no

       Allow  changing  of the background_opacity dynamically, using either keyboard shortcuts (‐
       ctrl+shift+a>m and ctrl+shift+a>l) or the remote control facility. Changing  this  setting
       by reloading the config is not supported.


          background_tint 0.0

       How  much  to  tint the background image by the background color. The tint is applied only
       under the text area, not margin/borders. Makes it easier to read the text. Tinting is done
       using  the  current  background  color  for  each  window.   This  setting applies only if
       background_opacity is set and transparent windows are  supported  or  background_image  is


          dim_opacity 0.75

       How  much  to dim text that has the DIM/FAINT attribute set. One means no dimming and zero
       means fully dimmed (i.e. invisible).


          selection_foreground #000000

       The foreground for text selected with the mouse. A value of none means to leave the  color


          selection_background #fffacd

       The background for text selected with the mouse.

   The color table
       The  256  terminal  colors.  There  are  8  basic colors, each color has a dull and bright
       version, for the first 16 colors. You can set the  remaining  240  colors  as  color16  to

       color0, color8

          color0 #000000
          color8 #767676


       color1, color9

          color1 #cc0403
          color9 #f2201f


       color2, color10

          color2  #19cb00
          color10 #23fd00


       color3, color11

          color3  #cecb00
          color11 #fffd00


       color4, color12

          color4  #0d73cc
          color12 #1a8fff


       color5, color13

          color5  #cb1ed1
          color13 #fd28ff


       color6, color14

          color6  #0dcdcd
          color14 #14ffff


       color7, color15

          color7  #dddddd
          color15 #ffffff



          mark1_foreground black

       Color for marks of type 1


          mark1_background #98d3cb

       Color for marks of type 1 (light steel blue)


          mark2_foreground black

       Color for marks of type 2


          mark2_background #f2dcd3

       Color for marks of type 1 (beige)


          mark3_foreground black

       Color for marks of type 3


          mark3_background #f274bc

       Color for marks of type 3 (violet)



          shell .

       The shell program to execute. The default value of . means to use whatever shell is set as
       the default shell for the current user. Note that on macOS if you change this,  you  might
       need  to  add  --login  to  ensure that the shell starts in interactive mode and reads its
       startup rc files.


          editor .

       The console editor to use when editing the kitty config file or similar tasks. A value  of
       .  means  to use the environment variables VISUAL and EDITOR in that order. Note that this
       environment variable has to be set not just in your shell startup scripts but system-wide,
       otherwise kitty will not see it.


          close_on_child_death no

       Close  the  window when the child process (shell) exits. If no (the default), the terminal
       will remain open when the child exits as long as there are still processes  outputting  to
       the  terminal  (for  example  disowned or backgrounded processes). If yes, the window will
       close as soon as the child process exits.  Note that setting it  to  yes  means  that  any
       background   processes   still   using  the  terminal  can  fail  silently  because  their
       stdout/stderr/stdin no longer work.


          allow_remote_control no

       Allow other programs to control kitty. If you turn this on other programs can control  all
       aspects  of  kitty,  including sending text to kitty windows, opening new windows, closing
       windows, reading the content of  windows,  etc.   Note  that  this  even  works  over  ssh
       connections. You can chose to either allow any program running within kitty to control it,
       with yes or only programs that connect to the socket specified with the kitty  --listen-on
       command line option, if you use the value socket-only. The latter is useful if you want to
       prevent programs running on a remote computer over ssh from  controlling  kitty.  Changing
       this option by reloading the config will only affect newly created windows.


          listen_on none

       Tell kitty to listen to the specified unix/tcp socket for remote control connections. Note
       that this will apply to all kitty instances. It can be overridden by the kitty --listen-on
       command  line flag. This option accepts only UNIX sockets, such as unix:${TEMP}/mykitty or
       (on Linux) unix:@mykitty. Environment variables are expanded. If  {kitty_pid}  is  present
       then  it  is  replaced  by  the  PID  of the kitty process, otherwise the PID of the kitty
       process is appended to the value, with a hyphen. This option is ignored  unless  you  also
       set  allow_remote_control to enable remote control. See the help for kitty --listen-on for
       more details. Changing this option by reloading the config is not supported.



       Specify environment variables to  set  in  all  child  processes.  Note  that  environment
       variables are expanded recursively, so if you use:

          env MYVAR1=a
          env MYVAR2=${MYVAR1}/${HOME}/b

       The value of MYVAR2 will be a/<path to home directory>/b.


          update_check_interval 24

       Periodically  check  if  an  update  to kitty is available. If an update is found a system
       notification is displayed informing you of the available update. The default is  to  check
       every  24 hrs, set to zero to disable. Changing this option by reloading the config is not


          startup_session none

       Path to a session file to use for all kitty instances. Can  be  overridden  by  using  the
       kitty  --session  command  line option for individual instances. See sessions in the kitty
       documentation for details. Note that relative paths are interpreted with  respect  to  the
       kitty  config  directory.   Environment  variables in the path are expanded. Changing this
       option by reloading the config is not supported.


          clipboard_control write-clipboard write-primary

       Allow programs running in kitty to read and write from  the  clipboard.  You  can  control
       exactly  which  actions  are  allowed.  The  set  of  possible actions is: write-clipboard
       read-clipboard write-primary read-primary.  You  can  additionally  specify  no-append  to
       disable  kitty's  protocol  extension for clipboard concatenation. The default is to allow
       writing to the clipboard and primary  selection  with  concatenation  enabled.  Note  that
       enabling  the read functionality is a security risk as it means that any program, even one
       running on a remote server via SSH can read your clipboard.


          allow_hyperlinks yes

       Process hyperlink (OSC 8) escape  sequences.  If  disabled  OSC  8  escape  sequences  are
       ignored.  Otherwise  they  become  clickable  links,  that  you  can click by holding down
       ctrl+shift and clicking with the mouse. The special value of ask means that kitty will ask
       before opening the link.


          term xterm-kitty

       The  value  of the TERM environment variable to set. Changing this can break many terminal
       programs, only change it if you know what you are doing, not because you read some  advice
       on  Stack  Overflow  to  change  it.  The TERM variable is used by various programs to get
       information about the capabilities and  behavior  of  the  terminal.  If  you  change  it,
       depending  on what programs you run, and how different the terminal you are changing it to
       is, various things from key-presses, to colors, to various advanced features may not work.
       Changing this option by reloading the config will only affect newly created windows.



          wayland_titlebar_color system

       Change the color of the kitty window's titlebar on Wayland systems with client side window
       decorations such as GNOME. A value of system means to use  the  default  system  color,  a
       value  of  background means to use the background color of the currently active window and
       finally you can use an arbitrary color, such as #12af59 or red.


          macos_titlebar_color system

       Change the color of the kitty window's titlebar on macOS. A value of system means  to  use
       the  default  system color, a value of background means to use the background color of the
       currently active window and finally you can use an arbitrary color,  such  as  #12af59  or
       red.  WARNING:  This option works by using a hack, as there is no proper Cocoa API for it.
       It sets the background color of the entire window and makes the titlebar  transparent.  As
       such it is incompatible with background_opacity. If you want to use both, you are probably
       better off just hiding the titlebar with hide_window_decorations.


          macos_option_as_alt no

       Use the option key as an alt key. With this set to no, kitty will  use  the  macOS  native
       Option+Key = unicode character behavior. This will break any Alt+key keyboard shortcuts in
       your terminal programs, but you can use the macOS unicode input technique. You can use the
       values:  left,  right,  or  both  to  use only the left, right or both Option keys as Alt,
       instead. Changing this setting by reloading the config is not supported.


          macos_hide_from_tasks no

       Hide the kitty window from running tasks  (⌘+Tab)  on  macOS.  Changing  this  setting  by
       reloading the config is not supported.


          macos_quit_when_last_window_closed no

       Have  kitty  quit  when  all the top-level windows are closed. By default, kitty will stay
       running, even with no open windows, as is the expected behavior on macOS.


          macos_window_resizable yes

       Disable this if you want kitty top-level (OS)  windows  to  not  be  resizable  on  macOS.
       Changing this setting by reloading the config will only affect newly created windows.


          macos_thicken_font 0

       Draw an extra border around the font with the given width, to increase legibility at small
       font sizes. For example, a value of 0.75 will result in rendering that  looks  similar  to
       sub-pixel antialiasing at common font sizes.


          macos_traditional_fullscreen no

       Use the traditional full-screen transition, that is faster, but less pretty.


          macos_show_window_title_in all

       Show or hide the window title in the macOS window or menu-bar. A value of window will show
       the title of the currently active window at the top  of  the  macOS  window.  A  value  of
       menubar  will  show the title of the currently active window in the macOS menu-bar, making
       use of otherwise wasted space. all will show the title everywhere and none hides the title
       in the window and the menu-bar.


          macos_custom_beam_cursor no

       Enable/disable  custom mouse cursor for macOS that is easier to see on both light and dark
       backgrounds. WARNING: this might make your mouse cursor invisible on  dual  GPU  machines.
       Changing this setting by reloading the config is not supported.


          linux_display_server auto

       Choose  between  Wayland and X11 backends. By default, an appropriate backend based on the
       system state is chosen automatically. Set it to  x11  or  wayland  to  force  the  choice.
       Changing this setting by reloading the config is not supported.


       Keys are identified simply by their lowercase unicode characters. For example: a for the A
       key, [ for the left square bracket key, etc. For functional keys, such as Enter or  Escape
       the names are present at functional.  For a list of modifier names, see: GLFW mods

       On  Linux  you can also use XKB key names to bind keys that are not supported by GLFW. See
       XKB keys for a list of key names. The name to use is the part after the  XKB_KEY_  prefix.
       Note that you can only use an XKB key name for keys that are not known as GLFW keys.

       Finally,  you  can  use raw system key codes to map keys, again only for keys that are not
       known as GLFW keys. To see the system key code for a  key,  start  kitty  with  the  kitty
       --debug-input  option. Then kitty will output some debug text for every key event. In that
       text look for native_code the value of that becomes the key  name  in  the  shortcut.  For

          on_key_input: glfw key: 65 native_code: 0x61 action: PRESS mods: 0x0 text: 'a'

       Here, the key name for the A key is 0x61 and you can use it with:

          map ctrl+0x61 something

       to map ctrl+a to something.

       You  can use the special action no_op to unmap a keyboard shortcut that is assigned in the
       default configuration:

          map kitty_mod+space no_op

       You can combine multiple actions to be triggered by a single shortcut,  using  the  syntax

          map key combine <separator> action1 <separator> action2 <separator> action3 ...

       For example:

          map kitty_mod+e combine : new_window : next_layout

       this will create a new window and switch to the next available layout

       You can use multi-key shortcuts using the syntax shown below:

          map key1>key2>key3 action

       For example:

          map ctrl+f>2 set_font_size 20


          kitty_mod ctrl+shift

       The  value  of kitty_mod is used as the modifier for all default shortcuts, you can change
       it in your kitty.conf to change the modifiers for all the default shortcuts.


          clear_all_shortcuts no

       You can have kitty remove all shortcut definition seen  up  to  this  point.  Useful,  for
       instance, to remove the default shortcuts.


          kitten_alias hints hints --hints-offset=0

       You  can  create  aliases for kitten names, this allows overriding the defaults for kitten
       options and can also be used to shorten repeated  mappings  of  the  same  kitten  with  a
       specific group of options. For example, the above alias changes the default value of kitty
       +kitten hints --hints-offset to zero for all mappings, including the builtin ones.

       Copy to clipboard

          map ctrl+shift+c copy_to_clipboard

       There is also a copy_or_interrupt action that can be optionally mapped to Ctrl+c. It  will
       copy   only  if  there  is  a  selection  and  send  an  interrupt  otherwise.  Similarly,
       copy_and_clear_or_interrupt will copy and clear the selection  or  send  an  interrupt  if
       there is no selection.

       Paste from clipboard

          map ctrl+shift+v paste_from_clipboard

       Paste from selection

          map ctrl+shift+s paste_from_selection
          map shift+insert paste_from_selection

       Pass selection to program

          map ctrl+shift+o pass_selection_to_program

       You   can  also  pass  the  contents  of  the  current  selection  to  any  program  using
       pass_selection_to_program. By default, the system's open program  is  used,  but  you  can
       specify  your own, the selection will be passed as a command line argument to the program,
       for example:

          map kitty_mod+o pass_selection_to_program firefox

       You can pass the current selection to a terminal program running in a new kitty window, by
       using the @selection placeholder:

          map kitty_mod+y new_window less @selection

       Scroll line up

          map ctrl+shift+up scroll_line_up
          map ctrl+shift+k scroll_line_up
          map alt+cmd+page_up scroll_line_up 🍎
          map cmd+up scroll_line_up 🍎

       Scroll line down

          map ctrl+shift+down scroll_line_down
          map ctrl+shift+j scroll_line_down
          map alt+cmd+page_down scroll_line_down 🍎
          map cmd+down scroll_line_down 🍎

       Scroll page up

          map ctrl+shift+page_up scroll_page_up
          map cmd+page_up scroll_page_up 🍎

       Scroll page down

          map ctrl+shift+page_down scroll_page_down
          map cmd+page_down scroll_page_down 🍎

       Scroll to top

          map ctrl+shift+home scroll_home
          map cmd+home scroll_home 🍎

       Scroll to bottom

          map ctrl+shift+end scroll_end
          map cmd+end scroll_end 🍎

       Browse scrollback buffer in less

          map ctrl+shift+h show_scrollback

       You  can pipe the contents of the current screen + history buffer as STDIN to an arbitrary
       program using the launch function. For example, the following opens the scrollback  buffer
       in less in an overlay window:

          map f1 launch --stdin-source=@screen_scrollback --stdin-add-formatting --type=overlay less +G -R

       For more details on piping screen and buffer contents to external programs, see launch.

   Window management
       New window

          map ctrl+shift+enter new_window
          map cmd+enter new_window 🍎

       You can open a new window running an arbitrary program, for example:

          map kitty_mod+y      launch mutt

       You  can open a new window with the current working directory set to the working directory
       of the current window using:

          map ctrl+alt+enter    launch --cwd=current

       You can open a new window that is allowed to control kitty via the  kitty  remote  control
       facility  by  prefixing the command line with @.  Any programs running in that window will
       be allowed to control kitty.  For example:

          map ctrl+enter launch --allow-remote-control some_program

       You can open a new window next to the currently active window  or  as  the  first  window,

          map ctrl+n launch --location=neighbor some_program
          map ctrl+f launch --location=first some_program

       For more details, see launch.

       New OS window

          map ctrl+shift+n new_os_window
          map cmd+n new_os_window 🍎

       Works  like  new_window  above,  except  that  it  opens  a top level OS kitty window.  In
       particular you can use new_os_window_with_cwd to open a window with  the  current  working

       Close window

          map ctrl+shift+w close_window
          map shift+cmd+d close_window 🍎

       Next window

          map ctrl+shift+] next_window

       Previous window

          map ctrl+shift+[ previous_window

       Move window forward

          map ctrl+shift+f move_window_forward

       Move window backward

          map ctrl+shift+b move_window_backward

       Move window to top

          map ctrl+shift+` move_window_to_top

       Start resizing window

          map ctrl+shift+r start_resizing_window
          map cmd+r start_resizing_window 🍎

       First window

          map ctrl+shift+1 first_window
          map cmd+1 first_window 🍎

       Second window

          map ctrl+shift+2 second_window
          map cmd+2 second_window 🍎

       Third window

          map ctrl+shift+3 third_window
          map cmd+3 third_window 🍎

       Fourth window

          map ctrl+shift+4 fourth_window
          map cmd+4 fourth_window 🍎

       Fifth window

          map ctrl+shift+5 fifth_window
          map cmd+5 fifth_window 🍎

       Sixth window

          map ctrl+shift+6 sixth_window
          map cmd+6 sixth_window 🍎

       Seventh window

          map ctrl+shift+7 seventh_window
          map cmd+7 seventh_window 🍎

       Eight window

          map ctrl+shift+8 eighth_window
          map cmd+8 eighth_window 🍎

       Ninth window

          map ctrl+shift+9 ninth_window
          map cmd+9 ninth_window 🍎

       Tenth window

          map ctrl+shift+0 tenth_window

   Tab management
       Next tab

          map ctrl+shift+right next_tab
          map shift+cmd+] next_tab 🍎
          map ctrl+tab next_tab

       Previous tab

          map ctrl+shift+left previous_tab
          map shift+cmd+[ previous_tab 🍎
          map shift+ctrl+tab previous_tab

       New tab

          map ctrl+shift+t new_tab
          map cmd+t new_tab 🍎

       Close tab

          map ctrl+shift+q close_tab
          map cmd+w close_tab 🍎

       Close OS window

          map shift+cmd+w close_os_window 🍎

       Move tab forward

          map ctrl+shift+. move_tab_forward

       Move tab backward

          map ctrl+shift+, move_tab_backward

       Set tab title

          map ctrl+shift+alt+t set_tab_title
          map shift+cmd+i set_tab_title 🍎

       You  can  also  create shortcuts to go to specific tabs, with 1 being the first tab, 2 the
       second tab and -1 being the previously active tab, and any number larger than the last tab
       being the last tab:

          map ctrl+alt+1 goto_tab 1
          map ctrl+alt+2 goto_tab 2

       Just  as  with  new_window  above, you can also pass the name of arbitrary commands to run
       when using new_tab and use new_tab_with_cwd. Finally, if you want the new tab to open next
       to the current tab rather than at the end of the tabs list, use:

          map ctrl+t new_tab !neighbor [optional cmd to run]

   Layout management
       Next layout

          map ctrl+shift+l next_layout

       You can also create shortcuts to switch to specific layouts:

          map ctrl+alt+t goto_layout tall
          map ctrl+alt+s goto_layout stack

       Similarly, to switch back to the previous layout:

          map ctrl+alt+p last_used_layout

   Font sizes
       You  can  change  the  font  size for all top-level kitty OS windows at a time or only the
       current one.

       Increase font size

          map ctrl+shift+equal change_font_size all +2.0
          map ctrl+shift+plus change_font_size all +2.0
          map ctrl+shift+kp_add change_font_size all +2.0
          map cmd+plus change_font_size all +2.0 🍎
          map cmd+equal change_font_size all +2.0 🍎
          map cmd+shift+equal change_font_size all +2.0 🍎

       Decrease font size

          map ctrl+shift+minus change_font_size all -2.0
          map ctrl+shift+kp_subtract change_font_size all -2.0
          map cmd+minus change_font_size all -2.0 🍎
          map cmd+shift+minus change_font_size all -2.0 🍎

       Reset font size

          map ctrl+shift+backspace change_font_size all 0
          map cmd+0 change_font_size all 0 🍎

       To setup shortcuts for specific font sizes:

          map kitty_mod+f6 change_font_size all 10.0

       To setup shortcuts to change only the current OS window's font size:

          map kitty_mod+f6 change_font_size current 10.0

   Select and act on visible text
       Use the hints kitten to select text and either pass it to an external program or insert it
       into the terminal or copy it to the clipboard.

       Open URL

          map ctrl+shift+e kitten hints

       Open  a  currently  visible  URL  using  the keyboard. The program used to open the URL is
       specified in open_url_with.

       Insert selected path

          map ctrl+shift+p>f kitten hints --type path --program -

       Select a path/filename and insert it into the terminal. Useful, for instance  to  run  git
       commands on a filename output from a previous git command.

       Open selected path

          map ctrl+shift+p>shift+f kitten hints --type path

       Select a path/filename and open it with the default open program.

       Insert selected line

          map ctrl+shift+p>l kitten hints --type line --program -

       Select  a line of text and insert it into the terminal. Use for the output of things like:
       ls -1

       Insert selected word

          map ctrl+shift+p>w kitten hints --type word --program -

       Select words and insert into terminal.

       Insert selected hash

          map ctrl+shift+p>h kitten hints --type hash --program -

       Select something that looks like a hash and insert it into the terminal. Useful with  git,
       which uses sha1 hashes to identify commits

       Open the selected file at the selected line

          map ctrl+shift+p>n kitten hints --type linenum

       Select something that looks like filename:linenum and open it in vim at the specified line

       Open the selected hyperlink

          map ctrl+shift+p>y kitten hints --type hyperlink

       Select a hyperlink (i.e. a URL that has been marked as such by the terminal  program,  for
       example, by ls --hyperlink=auto).

       The hints kitten has many more modes of operation that you can map to different shortcuts.
       For a full description see kittens/hints.

       Toggle fullscreen

          map ctrl+shift+f11 toggle_fullscreen

       Toggle maximized

          map ctrl+shift+f10 toggle_maximized

       Unicode input

          map ctrl+shift+u kitten unicode_input
          map cmd+ctrl+space kitten unicode_input 🍎

       Edit config file

          map ctrl+shift+f2 edit_config_file
          map cmd+, edit_config_file 🍎

       Open the kitty command shell

          map ctrl+shift+escape kitty_shell window

       Open the kitty  shell  in  a  new  window/tab/overlay/os_window  to  control  kitty  using

       Increase background opacity

          map ctrl+shift+a>m set_background_opacity +0.1

       Decrease background opacity

          map ctrl+shift+a>l set_background_opacity -0.1

       Make background fully opaque

          map ctrl+shift+a>1 set_background_opacity 1

       Reset background opacity

          map ctrl+shift+a>d set_background_opacity default

       Reset the terminal

          map ctrl+shift+delete clear_terminal reset active
          map cmd+option+r clear_terminal reset active 🍎

       You can create shortcuts to clear/reset the terminal. For example:

          # Reset the terminal
          map kitty_mod+f9 clear_terminal reset active
          # Clear the terminal screen by erasing all contents
          map kitty_mod+f10 clear_terminal clear active
          # Clear the terminal scrollback by erasing it
          map kitty_mod+f11 clear_terminal scrollback active
          # Scroll the contents of the screen into the scrollback
          map kitty_mod+f12 clear_terminal scroll active

       If  you want to operate on all windows instead of just the current one, use all instead of

       It is also possible to remap Ctrl+L to both scroll the current screen  contents  into  the
       scrollback  buffer and clear the screen, instead of just clearing the screen, for example,
       for ZSH add the following to ~/.zshrc:

          scroll-and-clear-screen() {
              printf '\n%.0s' {1..$LINES}
              zle clear-screen
          zle -N scroll-and-clear-screen
          bindkey '^l' scroll-and-clear-screen

       Reload kitty.conf

          map ctrl+shift+f5 load_config_file
          map cmd+control+, load_config_file 🍎

       Reload kitty.conf, applying any changes since the last time it was loaded.   Note  that  a
       handful  of  settings  cannot  be dynamically changed and require a full restart of kitty.
       You can also map a keybinding to load a different config file, for example:

          map f5 load_config /path/to/alternative/kitty.conf

       Note that all setting from the original kitty.conf are discarded, in other words  the  new
       conf settings replace the old ones.

       Debug kitty configuration

          map ctrl+shift+f6 debug_config
          map cmd+option+, debug_config 🍎

       Show  details  about  exactly  what  configuration  kitty  is  running  with  and its host
       environment. Useful for debugging issues.

       Send arbitrary text on key presses

       You can tell kitty to send arbitrary (UTF-8) encoded  text  to  the  client  program  when
       pressing specified shortcut keys. For example:

          map ctrl+alt+a send_text all Special text

       This  will send "Special text" when you press the ctrl+alt+a key combination.  The text to
       be sent is a python string literal so you can use escapes like \x1b to send control  codes
       or  \u21fb  to  send  unicode  characters  (or  you  can just input the unicode characters
       directly as UTF-8 text). The first argument to send_text is the keyboard modes in which to
       activate  the  shortcut. The possible values are normal or application or kitty or a comma
       separated combination of them.  The special keyword all means all modes. The modes  normal
       and application refer to the DECCKM cursor key mode for terminals, and kitty refers to the
       special kitty extended keyboard protocol.

       Another example, that outputs a word and then moves the cursor to the start  of  the  line
       (same as pressing the Home key):

          map ctrl+alt+a send_text normal Word\x1b[H
          map ctrl+alt+a send_text application Word\x1bOH


       You can edit a fully commented sample kitty.conf by pressing the ctrl+shift+f2 shortcut in
       kitty. This will generate a config file with full documentation and all settings commented
       out.  If  you have a pre-existing kitty.conf, then that will be used instead, delete it to
       see the sample file.


       Kovid Goyal


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