Projects / mintty


Mintty is a terminal emulator for Cygwin and MSYS with a native Windows user interface and minimalist design. It is based on parts of PuTTY by Simon Tatham and provides xterm-compatible terminal emulation, but does not require an X server. Its features include a simple options dialog, Unicode support, fullscreen mode, drag & drop, and window transparency.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  07 Apr 2013 13:50

    Release Notes: This release adds an "AppID" setting for controlling taskbar grouping in Windows 7 and above. It also fixes some bugs, including one which made the cursor wrongly become invisible in certain circumstances.

    •  16 Jun 2012 20:17

      Release Notes: This release adds a fair number of fixes and improvements, mostly regarding mouse handling, color support, and compatibility. Examples include support for xterm's SGR 1006 mouse event encoding with unlimited mouse coordinates and a fix to a problem with background colors which affected vim color schemes. Tweaks to the build options deliver a small speedup in scrolling speed.

      •  30 Dec 2011 20:53

        Release Notes: The xterm title stack feature has been implemented. A crash when trying to insert or delete out-of-range lines has been fixed.

        •  26 Nov 2011 20:34

          Release Notes: Mintty has become Cygwin's default terminal, with the Cygwin installer creating desktop and start menu shortcuts pointing to mintty. Some bugs were fixed, e.g. regarding copying of rich text on East Asian systems and log file creation.

          •  24 Jul 2011 20:13

            Release Notes: After more than three years of development, with hundreds of tweaks, fixes, and enhancements, mintty has been declared sufficiently stable and complete to wear the 1.0 label. There were a few more fixes since 0.9.9, regarding utmp entries, cursor shape updates, and selection of URLs.


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