Last Updated on May 25, 2022
Emote runs silently in the background and automatically starts when you log in. You bring up the Emote window with a keyboard shortcut. Press Ctrl+Alt+E and the Emote window pops up.
The emojis are divided into categories: Recently used, Smileys & People, Animals & Nature, Food & Drink, Activities, Travel & Places, Objects, Symbols, and Flags.
Selecting am emoji pastes it to your currently focused. It also gets copied to the clipboard. There’s the ability to select multiple emojis. This is accessed using the shift left click, or with a right click.
With the window open, you can select the top left icon. Here you can change the keyboard shortcut that opens the emoji picker, as well as changing the default shortcuts for adding an emoji to the selection, focus search, and previous./next emoji categories.
Emote is a simple but highly effective emoji picker. It’s our favorite graphical emoji picker although Smile shows promise.
Emojis are more than mere candy and have a serious aspect in communication. For example, in countries where individual freedoms are not respected, emojis can be used to evade censors conveying information to protest against a government’s actions.
Developer: Tom Watson
License: GNU General Public License v3.0
Complete list of articles in this series:
|Embrace marine life from the terminal with beautiful ASCII art
|Collection of quotes from Bob Ross
|Command line ASCII boxes
|Online strips comics reader
|Color ASCII fire
|xclock with an enhanced cat mode
|Generate bonsai trees in the terminal
|Festive cheer on the desktop
|Chuck Norris jokes in your terminal
|Corny jokes for the terminal
|ncurses program that simulates the display from “The Matrix”
|A Christmas tree right on your terminal
|Sci-fi computer terminal emulator and system monitor
|Simple tool that to find suitable emojis for pasting to your clipboard
|Modern popup emoji picker
|Interactive generative art
|Find beautiful wallpapers from Unsplash
|Typo-based curio inspired by Steam Locomotive
|Fill your console with Hollywood melodrama technobabble
|Generate music from the entropy of Linux
|Rainbows and unicorns
|No More Secrets
|Recreates the data decryption effect from the Sneakers movie
|Terminal-based Pop Tart Cat Animation
|Animal chasing fun
|Animated pipes terminal screensaver
|cowsay reimplemention for ponies
|Music visualizer originally based on Milkdrop
|A different take on the venerable ps command
|One line jokes for programmers
|Generate color schemes on the fly
|Relax to soothing sounds
|Monitoring by visualization
|C program written in 295 lines. It's harmless fun
|Animated lifeform in the terminal
|Party parrot time
|Tile-matching puzzle video game in your terminal
|Wallpaper manager with many desktops and wallpaper sources
|Generate HQ poly wallpapers with a few arguments.
|Download, change, and manage wallpapers
|Displays a cow on your desktop with message
|Add some festive cheer to your desktop
|Framework and collection of screensavers
There are a diverse range of programs included in this series. Programs such as eDEX-UI and Variety are actually highly practical programs. ASCIIQuarium has soothing and relaxing qualities for your desktop. Other programs included in this series (such as lolcat, cacafire) are included purely for their decorative qualities. And then there’s some software that’s really light-hearted and designed just to bring a smile.