Update Ubuntu Terminal Color Scheme

Ubuntu is, by default, one of the best choices for new and general Linux users because of its simplicity, powerful environment and a robust support and the community behind it. There are tons of things to do with Ubuntu. On every Linux distro, the terminal is a big player. It allows you to perform a ton of works and obviously, there are some tasks that you can’t complete with GUI. In the case of Ubuntu, there’s the classic Ubuntu terminal view we all know of and love.

Now, the feel of the terminal is changeable dramatically. The color scheme itself plays a big role. Let’s change the terminal experience of Ubuntu terminal!

The Ubuntu terminal

Let’s have a closer look at the Ubuntu terminal.

It’s actually the GNOME Terminal. GNOME is a family of software that comes up with a powerful support and a large community. Ubuntu has finally shifted towards GNOME and the terminal is now from GNOME.  As it’s a part of GNOME, it already contains a number of predefined color schemes.

Changing the terminal color scheme

Go to Edit >> Preferences.

Open the “Colors” tab.

At first, uncheck the “Use colors from system theme”.

Now, you can enjoy the built-in color schemes.

Here are all the available color schemes.

Black on light yellow

Black on white

Gray on black

Green on black

White on black

Tango light

Tango dark

Solarized light

Solarized dark

Note that you can also change the color of the characters from the “Palette” section.

Enjoy the coloring!

About the author

Sidratul Muntaha

Student of CSE. I love Linux and playing with tech and gadgets. I use both Ubuntu and Linux Mint.