Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#4494 closed bug

[Terminal] some default color settings are hard to read — at Version 4

Reported by: scottmc Owned by: jackburton
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Applications/Terminal Version: R1/alpha1
Keywords: gci2011 Cc: prasadjoshi124@…
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All

Description (last modified by scottmc)

Blue text with a green highlight background is just plain hard to read. Perhaps this can be defaulted to a better color combination. See screenshot.

Change History (5)

by scottmc, 11 years ago

Attachment: terminal-ls-colors.png added

results from running ls in terminal, showing an almost unreadable color combo

comment:1 by scottmc, 11 years ago

Summary: [Terminal] some default color settings are hard to hard[Terminal] some default color settings are hard to read

comment:2 by jackburton, 11 years ago

We are using the same default colors as the Gnome terminal. They are hard to read there too. With a black background, they look much better, though.

in reply to:  2 comment:3 by jackburton, 11 years ago

Replying to jackburton:

We are using the same default colors as the Gnome terminal. They are hard to read there too. With a black background, they look much better, though.

Just to be clear: I'm not saying that since it looks bad in Gnome, too, it's okay. Just that we're following some sort of standard, and that the colors have to be checked with different backgrounds (at least black, and white). BTW a black background makes much more sense (even by default, IMO), since it's less flashy and more readable.

comment:4 by scottmc, 11 years ago

Description: modified (diff)

If you look at the screenshot I posted, you'll see the issue is the green chars with a blue highlight background. I'm not so sure that that becomes easier to read if you change the white background to black though. Where can this color combo even be adjusted? I couldn't locate it in any of the menus.

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