How to Install Alacritty on MacOS Ventura

How to Install Alacritty on MacOS Ventura

Alacritty is a modern terminal emulator that comes with sensible defaults, but allows for extensive configuration.

Unlike iterm2 for MacOS, Alacritty doesn't have any kind of GUI for it's configuration. Everything can be done using a conf file.

Installing using Homebrew

Use the following brew command in terminal:

$ brew install --cask alacritty

Launching Alacritty

  • When launching alacritty for the first time, there might be a pop up similar to -

  • To fix this you can use the following command:

    $ sudo spctl --master-disable
  • Launch Alacritty again

  • Followed by the following command

    $ sudo spctl --master-enable