The default install of XFCE4 has a terminal with black text on white background. I find it a bit too bright, and its not as easy on the eyes as white text on black bg. When I used to use KDE, the terminal came with 'themes', one of them being 'linux colors', which I have gotten used to.
Is there any config file I can edit / menu option to change to alter the color scheme of the XFCE4 terminal?
(I tried xfce4rc and menu.xml, but couldn't find anything regarding color schemes in there)
Thanks in advance.
Took Hum's advice. Look below for solution.
here is my ~/.Xdefaults
#aterm settings aterm*foreground: white aterm*background: black aterm*transparent: true aterm*shading: 30 aterm*saveLines: 1000 aterm*tintingType: true aterm*tinting: #c0c0c0 aterm*fading: 50 aterm*transpscrollbar: true aterm*scrollBar: off aterm*pointerColorBackground: black aterm*loginShell: true aterm*font:*-*-fixed-medium-r-normal--*-140-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1 aterm*boldFont:*-*-fixed-bold-r-normal--*-*-140-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1 # #xterm settings # XTerm*faceName: Bitstream Vera Sans Mono:style=Roman XTerm*faceSize: 12 XTerm*scrollBar: off XTerm*background: black XTerm*foreground: gray XTerm*cursorColor: yellow XTerm*color0: black XTerm*color1: #40e0d0 XTerm*color2: #87cefa XTerm*color3: #ffff00 XTerm*color4: #d1eeee XTerm*color5: #eed8ae XTerm*color6: #b4eeb4 XTerm*color7: gray XTerm*color8: gray40 XTerm*color9: #ee6363 XTerm*color10: #c5f779 XTerm*color11: #fff796 XTerm*color12: #00b2ee XTerm*color13: #cf9ebe XTerm*color14: #71bebe XTerm*color15: white # #urxvt settings # #URxvt*font:*-*-fixed-medium-r-normal--*-140-*-*-*-*-iso10646-1 URxvt*font: xft:Bitstream Vera Sans Mono:pixelsize=14 URxvt*inheritPixmap: true URxvt*foreground: white URxvt*background: black
I don't know wich one is the default terminal in xfce4 but it could be xterm.
There is also gnome-terminal wich got built in configuration, it is bigger in memory but I like it.
pacman -S gnome-terminal
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xfterm -bg black -fg white
By default, when you click on the terminal icon on xfce4 panel, it runs the xterm terminal which looks dull and is not very readable with the default settings.
So here's what you can do, install aterm with pacman -S aterm, then right click on teh terminal icon and put "aterm" next to Command option. Next you can play around with the settings in aterm to suit your needs, when you're finished remember to save your configuration. If you don't feel like customizing your aterm, you can put these in your .Xdefaults file in home directory:
aterm*loginShell:true aterm*transparent:true aterm*shading:60 aterm*background:Black aterm*foreground:Yellow aterm*scrollBar:true aterm*scrollBar_right:true aterm*transpscrollbar:true aterm*saveLines:32767 aterm*font:*-*-fixed-medium-r-normal--*-140-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1 aterm*boldFont:*-*-fixed-bold-r-normal--*-*-140-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1 aterm*borderLess:true
You may ask why did i choose aterm when there are so many good terminals like Eterm, rxvt...Personally, i prefer aterm because it's very customizable, futuristic, lightweight...erm..i simply like it.
xfterm -bg black -fg white
Took your idea, and changed it to "xfterm -bg black -fg gray" , and its perfect. Thanks a lot