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eDEX-UI is a fullscreen, cross-platform terminal emulator and system monitor that looks and feels like a sci-fi computer interface.

Heavily inspired from the TRON Legacy movie effects, the eDEX-UI project was originally meant to be DEX-UI with less « art » and more « distributable software »”. While keeping a futuristic look and feel, it strives to maintain a certain level of functionality and to be usable in real-life scenarios, with the larger goal of bringing science-fiction UXs to the mainstream.

It might or might not be a joke taken too seriously.

( Jump to: Screenshots - Questions & Answers - Featured In - Developer Instructions - Credits - Thanks )


  • Fully featured terminal emulator with tabs, colors, mouse events, and support for curses and curses-like applications.
  • Real-time system (CPU, RAM, processes) and network (GeoIP, active connections, transfer rates) monitoring.
  • Full support for touch-enabled displays, including an on-screen keyboard.
  • Directory viewer that follows the CWD (current working directory) of the terminal.
  • Advanced customization using themes, on-screen keyboard layouts, CSS injections. See the wiki for more info.


Default screenshot

(neofetch on eDEX-UI 2.0 with the default “tron” theme & QWERTY keyboard)

Nord screenshot

(Graphical settings editor on eDEX-UI 2.0 with the “nord” colorful theme)

Disrupted screenshot

(fx showing the results of a ipapi query on eDEX-UI 2.0 with the experimental “tron-disrupted” theme, and the user-contributed DVORAK keyboard)


Where can I find download links?

Click on the little badges under the eDEX logo at the top of this page, or go to the Releases tab.

I have a problem!

Search through the Issues to see if yours has already been reported. If you’re confident it hasn’t been reported yet, feel free to open up a new one. If you see your issue and it’s been closed, it probably means that the fix for it will ship in the next version, and you’ll have to wait a bit.

Can you disable the keyboard/the filesystem display?

You can’t disable them (yet) but you can hide them. See the tron-notype theme.

Are PRs welcome?

They are!

Is this repo actively maintained?


How did you make this?

Glad you’re interested! See #272.

This is so cool.

Thanks! If you feel like it, you can donate a few bucks to encourage me to build more awesome stuff.

Featured in…

Useful commands for the nerds

Starting from source:

IMPORTANT NOTE: the following instructions are meant for DEVELOPERS ONLY. If you’re just a casual user please download the precompiled binaries available on the Releases tab.

on *nix systems (You’ll need the Xcode command line tools on macOS):

  • clone the repository
  • npm run install-linux
  • npm start

on Windows:

  • start cmd or powershell as administrator
  • clone the repository
  • npm run install-windows
  • npm start


    Note: Due to native modules, you can only compile binaries for the OS you are compiling from. Note²: It is recommended to start building from a fresh clone to prevent the code minifier script from parsing an entire node_modules folder.

  • make a fresh clone (recommended)

  • npm install (NOT install-linux or install-windows)

  • npm run build-linux or build-windows or build-darwin

Resulting binaries and assets will be in the dist folder.


eDEX-UI’s source code was primarily written by me, Squared. If you want to get in touch with me or find other projects I’m involved in, check out my website.

PixelyIon helped me get started with Windows compatibility and offered some precious advice when I started to work on this project seriously.


Of course, eDEX would never have existed if I hadn’t stumbled upon the amazing work of Seena on r/unixporn.

This project uses a bunch of open-source libraries, frameworks and tools, see the full dependency graph.

I want to namely thank the developers behind xterm.js, systeminformation and SmoothieCharts.

Huge thanks to Rob “Arscan” Scanlon for making the fantastic ENCOM Globe, also inspired by the TRON: Legacy movie, and distributing it freely. His work really puts the icing on the cake.