How to install Cool Retro Term Terminal Emulator on Ubuntu – Get old Cathode Ray Monitor look and feel

Cool Retro Term is a free and open source terminal emulator for Linux and MacOS. It mimics the old cathode tube monitor screen in look and feel. It is lightweight and customizable terminal emulator. It is qt based and uses QML port of qtermwidget. You can change the colors, fonts, and effects using the setting menu. It is really cool and fun terminal. It comes with Monochrome green, green scanlines, pixelated, apple II, IBM DOS and IBM 3278 themes.

Install Cool Retro Term Terminal on Ubuntu

Cool Retro Term is available as portable AppImage and in snap package. You can install it easily on Ubuntu.

Install Cool Retro Term via Snap:

Open your terminal software (ctrl+alt+t) and run this Cool Retro Term snap installation command. If needed enter your Ubuntu user password.

sudo snap install cool-retro-term --classic

You can open it from via terminal or from application search.


Install Cool Retro Term via AppImage:

Download the latest Cool Retro Term in AppImage format from the below download link. And save it on your Downloads folder.

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Download Cool Retro Term

Here the downloaded file name is “Cool-Retro-Term-1.1.1-x86_64.AppImage”. You can change the below commands based on your file name. In terminal,

cd Downloads
sudo chmod +x ~ Cool-Retro-Term-1.1.1-x86_64.AppImage

Then start Cool Retro Term via below commands.



sudo ./Cool-Retro-Term-1.1.1-x86_64.AppImage

Configure Cool Retro Term

After opening Cool Retro Term terminal right click inside it, Then select Setting.

Here you can configure all the things.


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  1. John McMenamin

    This is what I’ve been looking for!

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