Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#5826 closed enhancement (fixed)

Change default Terminal colors

Reported by: jackburton Owned by: jackburton
Priority: low Milestone: R1
Component: Applications/Terminal Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc: planche2k@…, mdisreali@…
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description

We should change the default Terminal colors to be white text on black background. It would be better at least for two reasons:

  • Less fatigue on eyes
  • Less power consumption

What do you think ?

Change History (9)

comment:2 by damoklas, 9 years ago

+1

comment:3 by axeld, 9 years ago

Over my dead body :-)

The current scheme is just consistent with the rest of the OS (BTextView, BTextControl, ...), as well as real life books, and most web sites. I see no reason to break this by default (it should be either all or nothing, and I would definitely vote nothing here).

Furthermore, the power consumption argument isn't true with today's monitors, black only needs less power if you have CRT.

comment:4 by andreasf, 9 years ago

Cc: planche2k@… added

-1

I like it black-on-white and it matches BeOS R5, GNOME and Mac OS X Terminal colors.

But it may be a good idea to provide a set of predefined color schemes for the user to choose from, whether as a Settings submenu or as a list in the Terminal settings window.

in reply to:  4 ; comment:5 by jackburton, 9 years ago

Replying to andreasf:

-1

I like it black-on-white and it matches BeOS R5, GNOME and Mac OS X Terminal colors.

Gnome on Ubuntu has it white on purple (to match the new theme) and it's actually pretty cool (and usable).

in reply to:  5 ; comment:6 by andreasf, 9 years ago

Replying to jackburton:

Replying to andreasf:

black-on-white [...] matches [...] GNOME [...] Terminal colors.

Gnome on Ubuntu has it white on purple (to match the new theme)

I was actually referring to both Fedora 12 and Ubuntu Karmic. With "new theme", are you referring to the Lucid release candidate?

in reply to:  6 comment:7 by jackburton, 9 years ago

Replying to andreasf:

I was actually referring to both Fedora 12 and Ubuntu Karmic. With "new theme", are you referring to the Lucid release candidate?

Exactly. To reply to Axel, "The current scheme is just consistent with the rest of the OS (BTextView, BTextControl, ...), as well as real life books, and most web sites".

Indeed, but that doesn't mean it's the best choice. I don't know you, but when I spend more than 20 minutes in front of a Word/OpenOffice document, I can feel my eyes are fatigued.

Anyway, if anything, we should provide some sets of predefined color schemes as andreasf said (and just like Gnome do). And I guess I could work on it. If I had some time.

comment:8 by Disreali, 9 years ago

Cc: mdisreali@… added

This was previously discussed in ticket:3741.

Adding a set of predefined schemes is the better option.

comment:9 by jackburton, 9 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Added predefined schemes in hrev37535.

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